Date: 7/4/18 10:20 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Post Breeding Bird Survey - Full Report
Greetings All:

On 6/16/18 I completed the Post BBS - which runs from the Terry/Garza
County line via CR 250, Highway 380, CR 105, CR 260, CR 165, Highway 380,
and FM 651 through Post and on to the Salt Fork of the Brazos River.
Temperatures ranged from 74 on up to 79, sky cover ranged from mostly
cloudy to partly cloudy, and the winds slowly ramped up from 9 to 18 mph.
Things were extremely dry - this route passes by eight playas and two lakes
and over six creeks and two rivers and the only water present was in the
two man-maintained lakes - and crittering was slow with relatively low
numbers for all the birds tallied. Without further ado, the list
(highlight in bold):

*2 Outis Skippers*
1 Common Checkered Skippers
1 Common Sootywings
2 Orange Skipperlings
1 Checkered White
1 Orange Sulphur
2 Dainty Sulphurs
1 Reakirt's Blue
1 Pearl Crescent
1 Queen

2 Red-eared Sliders
2 Yellow Mud Turtles
1 Coachwhip
1 Gopher Snake

20 Northern Bobwhites
*3 Scaled Quails*
5 Rock Pigeons
13 Eurasian Collared Doves
6 White-winged Doves
58 Mourning Doves
*2 Yellow-billed Cuckoos*
4 Common Nighthawks
2 Chimney Swifts
3 Killdeers
10 Turkey Vultures
3 Mississippi Kites
1 Swainson's Hawk
4 Golden-fronted Woodpeckers
3 Ladder-backed Woodpeckers
1 American Kestrel
3 Ash-throated Flycatchers
71 Western Kingbirds
15 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
1 Loggerhead Shrike
*1 Bell's Vireo*
2 Blue Jays
*1 Common Raven*
14 Horned Larks
*13 Purple Martins*
*2 Northern Rough-winged Swallows*
285 Cliff Swallows
*12 Cave Swallows*
24 Barn Swallows
*2 Verdins*
1 Bewick's Wren
2 American Robins
1 Curve-billed Thrasher
24 Northern Mockingbirds
12 European Starlings
20 House Sparrows
10 House Finches
1 Lesser Goldfinch
4 Cassin's Sparrows
21 Lark Sparrows
1 Grasshopper Sparrow
7 Western Meadowlarks
9 Bullock's Orioles
10 Red-winged Blackbirds
*1 female and 2 male Bronzed Cowbirds*
4 Brown-headed Cowbirds
7 Common Grackles
39 Great-tailed Grackles
2 Northern Cardinals
*1 Pyrrhuloxia*
3 Blue Grosbeaks
*1 male Indigo Bunting*
10 Painted Buntings
3 Dickcissels

7 Brazilian Free-tailed Bats
2 Silver-haired Bats
1 Black-tailed Jackrabbit
2 Eastern Cottontails
2 Desert Cottontails
1 Striped Skunk

Anthony Hewetson; Lubbock

 
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