Big Country Audubon Society

Stories from February, 2009

February 23, 2009 – SeaBee Park

Highlights: Bold is only emboldened to note some of the gentle reminders that the first few snowflakes of the spring migration blizzard are upon us.

  • Vermilion Flycatcher – 1, first year male
  • Bewick’s Wren -1
  • Black-crested Titmouse – 4
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Song Sparrow – 1
  • Mourning Dove
  • Northern Cardinal – 3
  • Gadwall
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Double-crested Cormorant
  • American Coot
  • Tree Swallow – 1, drab adult
  • Swallow spp, 1-2 other individuals.  Could not identify due to sun
  • Northern Harrier – 1 female.  She glided around a bit.  I later saw her perched on the ground within the tall grass perimeter of the water.  She had her eye on a foraging female shoveler, but that bird eventually paddle slowly away.  She got close enough that I thought another 6-ft and that NOHA might give it a go.
  • Eastern Bluebird – 2
  • Bufflehead – 2
  • Wilson’s Snipe   – 1
  • Meadowlark spp.
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • Long-billed Dowitcher 45
  • Snowy Egret – 1
  • Northern Pintail – 2, M & F
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 1

Sightings by Matthew York,  Avian Wildlife Biologist