Date: 7/4/18 9:53 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Floydada Breeding Bird Survey - Full Report
Greetings All:

On 6/2/18 I completed the Floydada BBS - which runs from the intersection
of Highway 207 x FM 786 by way of FM 786, CR 200, FM 28, and CR 232 to the
intersection of CR 232 x FM 602. Temperatures ranged from 70 on up to 82,
sky cover ranged from partly cloudy to clear, and the winds slowly ramped
up from 0 to 18 mph. Things were extremely dry - this route passes by well
over twenty playas and the only water present was a puddle in one dig-out -
and crittering was slow with relatively low numbers for all the birds
tallied. Without further ado, the list (highlight in bold):

1 Black Swallowtail
1 Dainty Sulphur
1 Variegated Fritillary
1 Pearl Crescent
1 Viceroy

1 Gopher Snake
1 Prairie Rattlesnake

2 Blue-winged Teals
29 Mallards
*2 Northern Pintails*
14 Northern Bobwhites
*2 Ring-necked Pheasants*
63 Mourning Doves
2 Common Nighthawks
*1 American Avocet*
1 Killdeer
6 Black-crowned Night Herons
4 Turkey Vultures
6 Swainson's Hawks
1 Barn Owl
3 Burrowing Owls
42 Western Kingbirds
2 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
3 Chihuahuan Ravens
*10 Common Ravens*
84 Horned Larks
10 Cliff Swallows
*4 Cave Swallows*
23 Barn Swallows
3 Northern Mockingbirds
4 House Sparrows
2 House Finches
9 Cassin's Sparrows
30 Lark Sparrows
2 Lark Buntings
14 Grasshopper Sparrows
5 Eastern Meadowlarks
74 Western Meadowlarks
1 Bullock's Oriole
28 Red-winged Blackbirds
*1 male Bronzed Cowbird*
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
5 Common Grackles
11 Great-tailed Grackles
*1 male Common Yellowthroat*
6 Blue Grosbeaks
1 Painted Bunting
4 Dickcissels

1 Black-tailed Jackrabbit
3 Desert Cottontails
8 Black-tailed Prairie Dogs
1 Coyote
7 White-tailed Deers
1 Mule Deer

Anthony Hewetson; Lubbock

 
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