Date: 7/4/18 10:34 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Circle Breeding Bird Survey - Full Report
Greetings All:

On 6/24/18 I completed the Circle BBS - which runs from the intersection of
FM 1842 and CR 104 by way of CR 104, CR 239, CR 94, CR 159, and CR 74 to
the intersection of CR 74 and the Lamb/Bailey County line. Temperatures
ranged from 75 on up to 84, sky cover remained clear throughout, and the
winds slowly ramped up from 8 to 16 mph. Things were extremely dry - this
route passes by well at least eight playas and no standing water was
present at all (the egrets were working the leading edge of a center pivot
and appeared to be eating small rodents)- and crittering was slow with
relatively low numbers for all the birds tallied. Without further ado, the
list (highlight in bold):

1 Common Checkered Skipper
*1 Strecker's Giant Skipper*
7 Checkered Whites
1 Orange Sulphur
1 Phaon Crescent

1 Ornate Box Turtle
3 Texas Horned Lizards
1 Checkered Garter Snake
1 Eastern Glossy Snake
1 Common Kingsnake

15 Northern Bobwhites
*2 Ring-necked Pheasants*
2 Rock Pigeons
34 Eurasian Collared Doves
2 White-winged Doves
151 Mourning Doves
1 Common Nighthawk
2 Chimney Swifts
1 Black-chinned Hummingbird
7 Killdeers
*7 Cattle Egrets*
7 Swainson's Hawks
2 Barn Owls
18 Burrowing Owls
3 American Kestrels
*4 Say's Phoebes*
169 Western Kingbirds
2 Loggerhead Shrikes
2 Blue Jays
74 Horned Larks
2 Cliff Swallows
35 Barn Swallows
14 American Robins
17 Northern Mockingbirds
13 European Starlings
78 House Sparrows
10 House Finches
9 Cassin's Sparrows
23 Lark Sparrows
20 Grasshopper Sparrows
6 Eastern Meadowlarks
58 Western Meadowlarks
9 Bullock's Orioles
44 Red-winged Blackbirds
*1 female and 1 male Bronzed Cowbirds*
85 Great-tailed Grackles
11 Blue Grosbeaks
3 Dickcissels

9 Black-tailed Jackrabbits
3 Desert Cottontails
36 Black-tailed Prairie Dogs
10 Spotted Ground Squirrels
1 Coyote

Anthony Hewetson; Lubbock

 
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