Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

September 11, 2007 – DAFB

It was cool, windy, and drizzly this morning. Just the type of weather to lure in the migrants. The highlight of the morning was a beautiful yellow singing Bell’s Vireo. A couple of first of season (FOS) birds were seen, too.

Complete list:

  • Black-bellied Whistling Duck, 1
  • Great Blue Heron, 1
  • Green Heron, 1
  • Turkey Vulture, 1 perched
  • Swainson’s Hawk, 1 (the resident juvenile)
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Killdeer, 2
  • Spotted Sandpiper, 1
  • Rock Pigeon, 6
  • White-winged Dove, 8
  • Mourning Dove, 15
  • Belted Kingfisher, 1 (last one seen was in April)
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 5
  • Ash-throated Flycatcher, 1
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, 53
  • American Crow, 2
  • Barn Swallow, 2
  • UnID’d swallows, 53
  • Black-crested Titmouse, 2
  • Bewick’s Wren, 2
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 2 (FOS)
  • Eastern Bluebird, 4
  • American Robin, 4
  • Northern Mockingbird, 2
  • Curve-billed Thrasher, 2 (one was a juvenile)
  • Orange-crowned Warbler, 1
  • Nashville Warbler, 1
  • Yellow Warbler, 1
  • Chipping Sparrow, 1 (FOS)
  • Northern Cardinal, 3
  • Painted Bunting, 1
  • Dickcissel, 1 (heard only)
  • Orchard Oriole, 1
  • Bullock’s Oriole, 1
  • Baltimore Oriole, 1
  • House Finch, 5

Sightings by LgPacker at Mesquite Grove GC