Date: 7/3/18 3:55 pm From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> Subject: [texbirds] Highlights from BBS north of Plains (Yoakum and Cochran Counties)
Though I have lost the BBS route east of Plains to a combination of encroaching dunes, over-aggressive and armed landowners, and lack of maintenance to some county roads I still have the route (just barely - see below) to the north.
On Saturday, 30 June 2018, I ran the route, experiencing some difficulty with the latter half due to encroaching dunes from the west, with very little in the way of highlights, due to omnipresent and severe drought.
The sole highlight from the Yoakum County portion of the route (stops 1-9) was 1 Scaled Quail north of Plains.
The highlights from the Cochran County portion of the route (stops 10-50) were 2 Scaled Quails south-southwest of Lehman, 2 Scaled Quails southwest of Lehman, 1 Scaled Quail west of Lehman, and 1 male Bronzed Cowbird southwest of Lehman.
The sole highlight on the way home: 2 Cave Swallows just west of Levelland (Hockley County).