Date: 9/2/17 3:12 pm
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] The Lynn County Photographic Game - August Report
Greetings All:
In compliance with Drew Harvey's request that I focus on a county lacking
herp records, I am going to be working Lynn County (the county just to the
south of Lubbock County) for critters and photographs of critters in 2017.

Lynn County is somewhat similar to Hockley County - lots of cropland,
almost no public land - but is different in one critical regard: there is
no publicly accessible permanent water. This doesn't mean that Lynn County
is dry, necessarily, but it does mean that my success with water-loving
species, from spadefoots to sandpipers, is going to be very dependent on
seasonal rainfall.

Stated numerical goals are, because of this, borderline hallucinatory.

That said, I will stick with goals of 50 species of butterfly, 5 species of
amphibian, 10 species of reptile, 200 species of bird, and 10 species of
mammal seen in Lynn County during 2017. As in 2016, I will also have the
goal of photographing at least 90% of the species seen.

I was able to put in two day-long visits to the county (nobody can say that
I don't play hard) and I did pretty well, noting 39 species of butterfly, 1
species of amphibian, 5 species of reptile, 124 species of bird, and 6
species of mammal during July, bringing me up to 52 species of butterfly,
10 species of amphibian, 12 species of reptile, 183 species of bird, and 11
species of mammal - moving the respective percentages up to 104%, 200%,
120%, 92%, and 110% - for the year.. Of the 268 species seen so far, I
have acquired identifiable photographs of 241 - making for a 89.92% success
rate ... with most of the species missed either nocturnals or skittish
migrant songbirds (many of which will be easier to photograph during fall

And on with the list (* = new to the list, y = photographed) - I have not
arranged birds in the newest taxonomic order (courtesy of the AOU) as I
have not yet seen the new listing.

Common Checkered Skipper
Common Sootywings
Orange Skipperling
Delaware Skipper*(y)
Black Swallowtail
Checkered White
Orange Sulphur
Southern Dogface
Cloudless Sulphur
Lyside Sulphur
Little Yellow*(y)
Sleepy Orange
Dainty Sulphur
Gray Hairstreak
Dusky-blue Groundstreak
Gray Hairstreak
Marine Blue
Western Pygmy Blue
Reakirt's Blue
American Snout
Hackberry Emperor
Tawny Emperor*(y)
Variegated Fritillary
Gulf Fritillary*
Bordered Patch(y)
Phaon Crescent
Painted Crescent
Pearl Crescent
Gorgone Checkerspot
Common Mestra
Common Buckeye
Question Mark*(y)
Red Admiral
Painted Lady
American Lady
Goatweed Leafwing

Plains Leopard Frog

Red-eared Slider
Northern Earless Lizard
Texas Horned Lizard
Gopher Snake

Wood Duck*(y)
American Wigeon
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ruddy Duck
Northern Bobwhite
Scaled Quail
Wild Turkey
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Greater Roadrunner
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird*(y)
Common Gallinule*(y)
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Snowy Plover
Upland Sandpiper
Marbled Godwit*(y)
Stilt Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Wilson's Phalarope
Black Tern
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Cattle Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Mississippi Kite
Northern Harrier
Harris's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Barn Owl
Great Horned Owl
Burrowing Owl
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Olive-sided Flycatcher*(y)
Western Wood Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher*(y)
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Bell's Vireo
Blue Jay
Chihuahuan Raven
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Cave Swallow
Barn Swallow
Bewick's Wren
American Robin
Curve-billed Thrasher
Brown Thrasher*
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
House Sparrow
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Canyon Towhee
Cassin's Sparrow
Chippng Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow*
Lark Bunting
Grasshopper Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Blue Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak*
Indigo Bunting
Painted Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Common Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Bronzed Cowbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Bullock's Oriole

Black-tailed Jackrabbitl
Desert Cottontail
Eastern Gray Squirrel
Black-tailed Prairie Dog
White-tailed Deer

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock

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