Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

October 18, 2008 – Southern Taylor County

Highlights:

  • Bushtits
  • And the returning winter species, see list.

Semi-complete List
(complete for species seen, but not complete quantities)

  • Double-crested Cormorant – 20
  • Great Blue Heron – 1
  • Black Vulture – 2
  • Turkey Vulture – 2
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 3 (one was a very dark morph)
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove – 2
  • White-winged Dove – 2
  • Mourning Dove – 4
  • Greater Roadrunner – 1
  • Northern Flicker – 3, red-shafted; 1 yellow-shafted
  • Eastern Phoebe – 1
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – 2
  • Loggerhead Shrike – 2
  • Blue Jay – 2
  • Western Scrub-Jay – 2
  • Common Raven – 2
  • Carolina Chickadee – 2
  • Bushtit – 6
  • Bewick’s Wren – 1 (chasing the intruding House Wren)
  • House Wren – 1 (running from the resident Bewick’s)
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet – 1
  • Orange-crowned Warbler – 1
  • Spotted Towhee – 1
  • Canyon Towhee – 1
  • Field Sparrow – 1
  • Vesper Sparrow – 3
  • White-crowned Sparrow – 8
  • Northern Cardinal – 5
  • Pyrrhuloxia – 1
  • Meadowlark species – 3
  • American Goldfinch – 1 (seen overhead)
  • House Sparrow – 12

Mammals:

  • Coyote – 1, in a fresh cut field, no doubt looking for displaced rodents
  • Hog-nosed Skunk – 1, argued with a vehicle and lost. But since I’ve never seen one, I had to take its picture. Don’t worry…no blood shows

Sightings by LgPacker and HT. Roads traveled: CR 613, 207, 196, 195, 194, 186, 184, and not necessarily in that order.