Date: 1/1/18 11:43 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Highlights from the White River Lake CBC - Saturday - Longish
Greetings All:
Eleven truly bold birders braved the very cold, overcast, and windy day -
with occasional bouts of frozen fog. We managed to tally 116 species of
bird during the day, surprisingly, given the weather conditions, well above
the low of 79 species and not far off of our record of 127 species.

I will post a full report at some point but wanted to get the highlights
out as soon as possible so that folk could get a taste of what is going
down up White River Lake..

Observers (BB=Brandon Best, CC=Canyon Clark, JCL=Jeremy Clark, JCr=Jim
Crites, MDL=Manuel De Leon, DH=Drew Harvey, AH=Anthony Hewetson, EH=Ellen
Hildebrandt, RK=Rich Kostecke, RL=Rob Lee, LZ=Lena Zappia) worked hard,
played hard, and tallied the following Crosby County highlights.

1 Greater White-fronted Goose - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
1 Greater White-fronted Goose - White River Lake west - JCr, MDL, EH
2 Snow Geese - Great North Woods - BB, RK
63 Snow Geese - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
5 Snow Geese - White River Lake west - JCr, MDL, EH
2 Ross's Geese - Great North Woods - BB, RK
4 Ross's Geese - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
1 Wood Duck - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
4 Redheads - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
130 Common Mergansers - White River Lake - BB, JCr, MDL, DH, AH, EH, RK, LZ
12 Scaled Quails - near Kalgary - CC, JCl, RL
3 Western Grebes - White River Lake - JCr, MDL, DH, AH, EH, LZ
1 Sora - CR 245 x FM 261 Wetlands - AH
3 Wilson's Snipes - CR 245 x FM 261 Wetlands - AH
3 Greater Yellowlegs - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
1 Short-eared Owl - CR 245 - AH
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - White River Lake west - AH
1 Downy Woodpecker - CR 245 - AH
1 Eastern Phoebe - CR 245 x FM 261 Wetlands - AH
7 Common Ravens - scattered about - CC, JCl, DH, AH, RL, LZ
1 Verdin - south of White River Lake - AH
1 Rock Wren - south of White River Lake - AH
1 Canyon Wren - White River Lake west - AH
1 House Wren - Great North Woods - BB, RK
1 Winter Wren - Great North Woods - BB, RK
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers - CR 245 - AH
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet - Great North Woods - BB, RK
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet - south of White River Lake - AH
15 Eastern Bluebirds - Great North Woods - BB, RK
6 Eastern Bluebirds - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
2 Mountain Bluebirds - CR 245 - AH
150 Mountain Bluebirds - west of White River Lake - CC, JCl, RL
4 Hermit Thrushes - Great North Woods - BB, RK
3 Hermit Thrushes - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
1 Hermit Thrush - White River Lake west - JCr, MDL, EH
1 Lesser Goldfinch - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
1 LeConte's Sparrow - Great North Woods - BB, RK
13 White-throated Sparrows - Great North Woods - BB, RK
1 Orange-crowned Warbler - White River Lake east - DH, LZ
1 Orange-crowned Warbler - White River Lake west - JCr, MDL, EH
1 Common Yellowthroat - CR 245 x FM 261 Wetlands - AH
1 Common Yellowthroat - White River Lake east - DH, LZ

Dickens County Highlights (all seen/heard by AH as he is the only covering
ground in that county.

12 Greater White Fronted Geese - Red Mud Road
2 Wood Ducks - Red Mud Road
2 Common Ravens - CR 405
1 Common Raven - Red Mud Road
1 Brown Creeper - Red Mud Road
1 Winter Wren - CR 405
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet - CR 405
2 Eastern Bluebirds - CR 405
2 Mountain Bluebirds - CR 405
1 Townsend's Solitaire - Red Mud Road
1 Hermit Thrush - CR 405
1 American Tree Sparrow - CR 405
2 White-throated Sparrows - CR 405
3 Harris's Sparrows - Red Mud Road

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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