Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

April 12, 2009 – Nelson Park

Highlights

  • Mallard – 11 (1 pair with 7 ducklings in tow and another pair)
  • Western Kingbird – 1 (FOS)

Number of species: 32

  • Greater White-fronted Goose – 1
  • Canada Goose – 1
  • Mallard – 11
  • Mallard (Domestic type) – 10
  • Green-winged Teal – 1
  • American White Pelican – 4
  • Great Egret – 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk – 1
  • American Coot – 30
  • Killdeer – 2
  • Ring-billed Gull – 30
  • Rock Pigeon – 12
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove – 2
  • Mourning Dove – 16
  • Western Kingbird – 1 (FOS)
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – 8
  • Blue Jay – 2
  • Cliff Swallow – 10
  • Barn Swallow – 2
  • American Robin – 4
  • Northern Mockingbird – 8
  • Curve-billed Thrasher – 1
  • European Starling – 10
  • Clay-colored Sparrow – 40
  • Vesper Sparrow – 5
  • White-crowned Sparrow – 5
  • Red-winged Blackbird – 5
  • Common Grackle – 6
  • Great-tailed Grackle – 30
  • Brown-headed Cowbird – 10
  • House Finch – 10
  • House Sparrow – 20

Sightings by Dan Symonds

2 Responses to “April 12, 2009 – Nelson Park”

  1. J. Whittemore Says:

    Some additional sightings I’ve noted at Nelson Park:

    Black-necked Stilt (April 11, 2009)
    Swainson’s Hawk (April 14, 2009)
    Pyrrhuloxia (April 14, 2009)
    Yellow-rumped Warbler (April 14, 2009

  2. J. Whittemore Says:

    Sighted on April 18th, 2009 @ Nelson Park

    Osprey (1)
    Cedar Waxwing (6)

    Today is the first time I’ve ever seen either of these species. I thought the Waxwing was a Western Kingbird until I got close enough for a photo and realized what I was shooting. I had no clue also about the Osprey until I got back home to my field guide; it was rather exciting when discovered what it was.