Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

December 5, 2008 – Waste Water

Waste Water is now without water. High evaporation rates and low precipitation has drained all moisture from the ponds. We’ll have to wait for rain to replenish the ponds.

Highlights:

  • Sandhill Cranes – 26
  • Wilson’s Snipe – 1
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – 1, very late date

Complete List:

  • Green-winged Teal – 12
  • Mallard – 9
  • Northern Harrier – 2
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 3
  • American Kestrel – 2
  • Sandhill Crane – 26
  • Wilson’s Snipe – 1
  • Ring-billed Gull – 1
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove – 2
  • Mourning Dove – 4
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker – 1
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – 2
  • Loggerhead Shrike – 1
  • Marsh Wren – 1
  • American Pipit – 1
  • Vesper Sparrow – 7
  • Savannah Sparrow – 8
  • Song Sparrow – 2
  • White-crowned Sparrow – 76
  • Northern Cardinal – 1
  • Pyrrhuloxia – 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 250
  • Meadowlark species – 35
  • Western Meadowlark – 1 (because it vocalized)
  • Brown-headed Cowbird – 100
  • American Goldfinch – 2
  • House Sparrow – 8

Sightings by LgPacker, Derek Pursell, HTrudell