Date: 9/11/17 12:54 pm
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Highlights from Crosby County - Saturday
Greetings All:
I spent ten hours in Crosby County on Saturday (a long visit to White River
Lake - followed by a lot of road birding) and kicked out quite a few
highlights (despite drying down conditions): 4 male Wood Ducks at White
River Lake, 16 Blue-winged Teals at the CR 189 x FM 193 Playa, 8
Blue-winged Teals at Crosbyton City Park, 20 Blue-winged Teals south of
Crosbyton, 1 Cinnamon Teal at the CR 189 x FM 193 Playa, 2 Cinnamon Teals
south of Ralls, 4 American Wigeons at the CR 189 x FM 193 Playa, 12
Redheads south of Lorenzo, 48 Black-necked Stilts at the CR 173 x FM 40
Playa, 4 Black-necked Stilts at Crosbyton City Park, 26 American Avocets at
the CR 173 x FM 40 Playa, 22 American Avocets south of Ralls, 39 American
Avocets south of Ralls, 1 Semipalmated Plover at the CR 183 x FM 40 Playa,
4 Stilt Sandpipers south of Crosbyton, 20 Stilt Sandpipers south of Ralls,
25 Stilt Sandpipers south of Ralls, 1 Least Sandpiper at the CR 183 x FM 40
Playa, 2 Least Sandpipers south of Crosbyton, 2 Least Sandpipers south of
Ralls, 2 Least Sandpipers south of Ralls, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers south of
Crosbyton, 7 Semipalmated Sandpipers south of Crosbyton, 4 Western
Sandpipers at the CR 183 x FM 40 Playa, 3 Western Sandpipers south of
Crosbyton, 6 Long-billed Dowitchers south of Crosbyton, 6 Long-billed
Dowitchers south of Ralls, 26 Long-billed Dowitchers south of Ralls, 1
Wilson's Snipe south of Crosbyton, 1 Spotted Sandpiper at White River Lake,
2 Solitary Sandpipers south of Crosbyton, 28 Lesser Yellowlegs at the CR
173 x FM 40 Playa, 26 Lesser Yellowlegs at Crosbyton City Park, 37 Lesser
Yellowlegs south of Crosbyton, 45 Lesser Yellowlegs south of Ralls, 56
Lesser Yellowlegs south of Ralls, 18 Greater Yellowlegs at the CR 173 x FM
40 Playa, 21 Greater Yellowlegs at Crosbyton City Park, 14 Greater
Yellowlegs south of Crosbyton, 15 Greater Yellowlegs south of Ralls, 18
Greater Yellowlegs south of Ralls, 2 Greater Yellowlegs at White River
Lake, 18 Wilson's Phalaropes at the CR 183 x FM 40 Playa, 4 Wilson's
Phalaropes south of Crosbyton, 50 Wilson's Phalaropes south of Ralls, 14
Wilson's Phalaropes south of Ralls, 1 Great Egret at the CR 173 x FM 40
Playa, 1 Great Egret at White River Lake, 2 Snowy Egrets at the CR 173 x FM
40 Playa, 4 Snowy Egrets at Crosbyton City Park, 18 Cattle Egrets at the CR
173 x FM 40 Playa, 59 Cattle Egrets at Crosbyton City Park, 1 Green Heron
at White River Lake, 1 Yellow-crowned Night Heron at Ralls WTP, 2
White-faced Ibises at the CR 173 x FM 40 Playa, 112 White-faced Ibises at
Crosbyton City Park, 29 White-faced Ibises south of Crosbyton, 2
White-faced Ibises south of Lorenzo, 10 White-faced Ibises south of Ralls,
2 White-faced Ibises south of Ralls, 4 adult Red-headed Woodpeckers at the
Camp Rio Blanca crossing, 1 Olive-sided Flycatcher in the woods north of
White River Lake (Great North Woods), 2 Western Wood Pewees in the Great
North Woods, 1 Willow Flycatcher at White River Lake, 1 Eastern Phoebe in
the Great North Woods, 1 Great Crested Flycatcher in the Great North Woods,
1 Warbling Vireo in the Great North Woods, 1 Common Raven at the CR 183 x
FM 40 Playa, 2 Common Ravens at the FM 193 x FM 651 crossing, 2 Common
Ravens near Kalgary, 1 Common Raven south of Crosbyton, 5 Tree Swallows at
Crosbyton City Park, 4 Northern Rough-winged Swallows at Crosbyton City
Park, 1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow in the Great North Woods, 4 Bank
Swallows at Crosbyton City Park, 1 *Carolina Chickadee* in the Great North
Woods, 4 Bushtits at the Camp Rio Blanca crossing, 2 Rock Wrens at the FM
193 x FM 651 crossing, 2 Canyon Wrens at Silver Falls Rest Area, 1 House
Wren in the Great North Woods, 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers at the Camp Rio
Blanca crossing, 7 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers in the Great North Woods, 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet in the Great North Woods, 2 Chipping Sparrows
southeast of Mt. Blanco, 2 Field Sparrows in the Great North Woods, 1
Field Sparrow at White River Lake, 2 Yellow-breasted Chats in the Great
North Woods, 1 Yellow-breasted Chat at White River Lake, 2 Yellow-headed
Blackbirds at the CR 189 x FM 193 Playa, 2 male Bronzed Cowbirds in the
Great North Woods, 1 male Bronzed Cowbird at White River Lake, 1 Northern
Waterthrush in the Great North Woods, 1 Nashville Warbler at the FM 193 x
FM 651 crossing, 1 Nashville Warbler at White River Lake, 1 female Common
Yellowthroat in the Great North Woods, 2 male Common Yellowthroats at White
River Lake, 1 Yellow Warbler at the Camp Rio Blanca crossing, 3 Yellow
Warblers at White River Lake, 1 Wilson's Warbler in the Great North Woods,
1 immature male *Lazuli Bunting* in the Great North Woods, 5 Indigo
Buntings in the Great North Woods, 2 Indigo Buntings at White River Lake, 1
immature male Summer Tanager at White River Lake, and 1 adult female
Western Tanager in the Great North Woods.

It was a pretty good day; Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson, Lubbock


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