Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

December 13, 2007-Abilene S.P. and DAFB

Best bird(s) of the morning:

  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 1, DAFB
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 5, DAFB. Best because all were distinctly differently plumaged birds. One was “normal,” one was the white morph, one was a completely dark morph, one had very big splotchy belly band, and the other had no belly band.
  • Wilson’s Snipe: 1, DAFB
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch: 3, AbiSP
  • Brown Creeper: 3, one at DAFB, two at AbiSP
  • Hermit Thrush: 1, AbiSP
  • Lesser Goldfinch: 1, DAFB; first time to record at DAFB


Complete List:

  • Gadwall: 18, DAFB
  • Mallard: 4, DAFB
  • Northern Shoveler: 4, DAFB
  • Wild Turkey: 13, DAFB
  • Pied-billed Grebe: 1, DAFB
  • Great Blue Heron: 1, DAFB
  • Black Vulture: 2, AbiSP
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 1, DAFB
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 5, DAFB
  • Sandhill Crane: heard only while at AbiSP
  • Killdeer: 12, DAFB
  • Wilson’s Snipe: 1, DAFB
  • Ring-billed Gull: 1, DAFB
  • Rock Pigeon: 13, DAFB
  • Mourning Dove: 11, DAFB
  • White-winged Dove: 4, DAFB
  • Belted Kingfisher: 1, DAFB
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker: 5, DAFB
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker: 2, DAFB
  • Northern Flicker: 1, DAFB
  • Blue Jay: 9, DAFB
  • American Crow: 2, DAFB
  • Carolina Chickadee: 1, AbiSP
  • Black-crested Titmouse: 2, one at each place
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch: 3, AbiSP
  • Brown Creeper: 3, 1 @DAFB, 2@AbiSP
  • Bewick’s Wren: 3, DAFB
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 2, one at each place
  • Eastern Bluebird: 8, DAFB
  • Hermit Thrush: 1, AbiSP
  • Northern Mockingbird: 9, DAFB
  • European Starling: 25, DAFB
  • Orange-crowned Warbler: 1, DAFB
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 9@DAFB, 10@AbiSP, with a mixture of Audubon’s and Myrtle’s
  • Spotted Towhee: 2@DAFB, 1@AbiSP
  • Canyon Towhee: 1, DAFB
  • Field Sparrow: 8, DAFB
  • Savannah Sparrow: 2, DAFB
  • Song Sparrow: 10, DAFB
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow: 1, DAFB
  • White-crowned Sparrow: 12, DAFB; 1@Abi SP
  • White-throated Sparrow: 1, AbiSP
  • Dark-eyed Junco: 11, DAFB
  • Northern Cardinal: 3, DAFB
  • Western Meadowlark: 48 DAFB
  • Great-tailed Grackle: 22, DAFB
  • House Finch: 6, DAFB
  • Pine Siskin: 1@DAFB, 45@AbiSP
  • Lesser Goldfinch: 1, DAFB
  • American Goldfinch: 10@ DAFB; 35@ AbiSP
  • House Sparrow: 1, DAFB

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