Date: 12/24/17 10:15 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Crosby County Highlights from Yesterday
Greetings All:
I spent eight hours chasing birds (and other critters) in Crosby County
yesterday, notching two more species in my game with Rich Kostecke
(Chestnut-collared Longspur and Harris's Sparrow) and stumbling across a
decent number of highlights despite the ongoing drydown.

Highlights included a flock of 3 Greater White-fronted Geese, 28 Snow
Geese, and 2 Ross's Geese flying over the FM 193 x FM 651 canyon crossing,
4 Wood Ducks south of Broadway, 6 Redheads south of Crosbyton, 7 male
Common Mergansers at White River Lake, 1 Wilson's Snipe south of Ralls, 1
Greater Yellowlegs south of Ralls, 1 Great Egret at White River Lake, 1
Rough-legged Hawk north of Broadway, 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers at Silver
Falls Rest Area, 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at White River Lake, 1 Downy
Woodpecker at Camp Rio Blanco crossing, 1 Eastern Phoebe at Silver Falls
Rest Area, 2 Common Ravens at Camp Rio Blanco crossing, 1 Common Raven
north of Broadway, 2 Common Ravens south of Crosbyton, 1 Common Raven
southeast of Mt. Blanco, 1 Common Raven west of White River Lake, 2 Rock
Wrens at the FM 193 x FM 651 crossing, 2 Canyon Wrens at Silver Falls Rest
Area, 1 House Wren at FM 193 x FM 651 crossing, 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet at
Camp Rio Blanco crossing, 5 Eastern Bluebirds at Camp Rio Blanco crossing,
4 Eastern Bluebirds west of White River lake, 53 Mountain Bluebirds at Camp
Rio Blanco crossing, 50 Mountain Bluebirds west of White River Lake, 3
Hermit Thrushes at FM 193 x FM 651 crossing, 1 Hermit Thrush at Silver
Falls Rest Area, 8 Chestnut-collared Longspurs southeast of Mt. Blanco, 1
Fox Sparrow at the FM 193 x FM 651 crossing, 2 Fox Sparrows at White River
Lake, and 1 Harris's Sparrow at White River Lake.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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