Big Country Audubon Society

Stories from December, 2007

December 3, 2007-Abilene State Park & Lake

Best bird(s) of the morning:

  • Red-breasted Nuthatch: 12, or more! It was hard to tell with as many as we saw all over the park.
  • Brown Creeper: 1 near RV camping area 72-74. This area is closed for the winter to campers, but you may walk in and bird the area.
  • Western Bluebird: 6, seen off CR 655
  • Hermit Thrush: 1, seen near the bird blind


Complete List:

  • Bufflehead: 6
  • Ruddy Duck: 1
  • Pied-billed Grebe: 1
  • Double-crested Cormorant: 3
  • Great Blue Heron: 1
  • Black Vulture: 1
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk: 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 2
  • American Kestrel: 2
  • American Coot: 24
  • Sandhill Crane: heard several from the surrounding fields
  • Ring-billed Gull: 2
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove: 1
  • Downy Woodpecker: 1
  • Northern Flicker: 1
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • Blue Jay: 1
  • Carolina Chickadee: 1
  • Black-crested Titmouse: 4
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch: 12
  • Brown Creeper: 1
  • Carolina Wren: 1
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 3
  • Western Bluebird: 6
  • Hermit Thrush: 1
  • American Robin: 6
  • Northern Mockingbird: 1
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 19, 17 were Mrytle’s subspecies and 2 were Audubon’s subspecies
  • Spotted Towhee: 3
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow: 1
  • Dark-eyed Junco: 12
  • Northern Cardinal: 1
  • House Finch: 2
  • Pine Siskin: 6
  • American Goldfinch: 15

Sightings by LgPacker, Heidi Trudell