Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

April 12, 2008-Abilene State Park and Dyess AFB

Saturday, April 12, found several of us out birding in various places. A group met at the Abilene State Park to work on the privacy fence for the blind and their highlights at the blind were:

Abilene State Park, Bird Blind:

  • Black-chinned Hummingbird – 2 males, 2 females
  • Common Raven – 3 in a kettle overhead
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch – 2
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 1
  • Summer Tanager – 1 brightly colored male
  • Pine Siskin – 36

At Dyess Air Force Base:

  • Gadwall 6
  • American Wigeon 5
  • Green-winged Teal 3
  • Redhead 1
  • Northern Bobwhite 2
  • Great Blue Heron 1
  • Turkey Vulture 11
  • Swainson’s Hawk 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk 3
  • Killdeer 2
  • Rock Pigeon 10
  • Mourning Dove 30
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird 1
  • Belted Kingfisher 1
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker 6
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1
  • Ash-throated Flycatcher 2
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 25
  • Blue Jay 5
  • Purple Martin 2
  • Barn Swallow 4
  • Bewick’s Wren 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 3
  • Northern Mockingbird 20
  • European Starling 15
  • Cedar Waxwing 30
  • Chipping Sparrow 2
  • Clay-colored Sparrow 2
  • Field Sparrow 2
  • Lark Sparrow 3
  • White-crowned Sparrow 15
  • Common Grackle 10
  • Great-tailed Grackle 25
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 5
  • House Finch 12
  • House Sparrow 5

Sightings at Abilene SP: Lorie Black, Kathy Hampton, Dolores & Steve Owens, Laura Packer, Heidi Trudell, Charline Wheeler, Esta Wigginton. DAFB sightings by Dan Symonds