Date: 12/30/18 2:53 pm
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Highlights from the White River Lake CBC
Greetings AllL:

Yesterday, twelve birders (Brandon Best, Justin Bosler, Canyon Clark,
Jeremy Clark, Manuel De Leon, Drew Harvey, Anthony Hewetson, Ellen
Hildebrandt, Phillip Kite, Rich Kostecke, Rob Lee, Lena Zappia) braved
the cold and covered the White River Lake CBC. I will post a full
report at some point but, for now, the highlights will have to
suffice. Amongst the 107 or so species seen during the count (at the
low end of average for this count), the following came across as
highlights.

Highlights from the Dickens County portion of the circle (all seen by
DH and AH) were 2 Wood Ducks along CR 405, 5 Redheads along CR 405, 1
Wilson's Snipe along CR 405, 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker along CR 405,
1 Downy Woodpecker along CR 405, 1 Eastern Phoebe along Red Mud Road,
2 Common Ravens along CR 405, 1 Common Raven along Red Mud Road, 4
Verdins along CR 405, 3 Bushtits along CR 405, 2 Red-breasted
Nuthatches along Red Mud Road, 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher along Red Mud
Road, 49 Mountain Bluebirds along CR 405, 55 Mountain Bluebirds along
Red Mud Road, 2 Hermit Thrushes along CR 405, 1 White-throated Sparrow
along Red Mud Road, 1 male Rusty Blackbird along CR 405, and 1
Orange-crowned Warbler along CR 405.

Highlights from the Crosby County portions of the circle were 56
Greater White-fronted Geese at White River Lake (JB, MDL, RL), 1
female and 1 male Blue-winged Teals near White River (DH, AH), 2
Redheads at White River Lake (JB, MDL, RL), 2 Redheads elsewhere at
White River Lake (PKi, EH, LZ), 1 male Common Goldeneye near White
River (DH, AH), 47 Common Mergansers at White River Lake (JB, MDL, DH,
AH, RL), 1 Eared Grebe at White River Lake (DH, HA), 9 Rock Pigeons
(the first for the count in over ten years) near Kalgary (JC, CC), 1
Ferruginous Hawk near Kalgary (JC, CC), 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in
the Great North Woods (RK, BB), 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at White
River Lake (JB, MDL, RL),1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at White River
Lake (PKi, EH, LZ), 2 Eastern Phoebes at White River Lake (JB, MDL,
RL), 1 Eastern Phoebe at White River Lake (PKi, EH, LZ), 3 Common
Ravens at White River Lake (JB, MDL, RL), 2 Common Ravens at White
River Lake (PKi, EH, LZ), 1 Verdin along CR 245 (DH, AH), 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch along CR 245 (DH, AH), 1 Brown Creeper in the
Great North Woods (RK, BB), 1 House Wren in the Great North Woods (RK,
BB), 8 House Wrens at White River Lake (JB, MDL, RL), 1 House Wren at
White River Lake (PKi, EH, LZ), 1 Winter Wren in the Great North Woods
(RK, BB), 33 Mountain Bluebirds at White River Lake (JB, MDL, RL), 1
Hermit Thrush at White River Lake (PKi, EH, LZ), 125 Cedar Waxwings at
White River Lake (JB, MDL, RL), 1 Eastern x Spotted Towhee in the
Great North Woods (RK, BB), 3 Chipping Sparrows in the Great North
Woods (RK, BB), 2 Chipping Sparrows on the White River (DH, AH), 55
Chipping Sparrows at White River Lake (BB, MDL, RL), 6 Chipping
Sparrows at White River Lake (DH, AH), 1 American Tree Sparrow in the
Great North Woods (RK, BB), 1 American Tree Sparrow at White River
Lake (JB, MDL, RL), 1 Grasshopper Sparrow at White River Lake (JB,
MDL, RL), 1 LeConte's Sparrow in the Great North Woods (RK, BB), 2
LeConte's Sparrow at White River Lake (JB, MDL, RL), 4 White-throated
Sparrows at White River Lake (JB, MDL, RL), 2 Harris's Sparrows in the
Great North Woods (RK, BB), 6 Harris's Sparrows at White River Lake
(JB, MDL, RL), 5 Harris's Sparrows at White River Lake (PKi, EH, LZ),
and 1 Orange-crowned Warbler at White River Lake (PKi, EH, LZ),

Anthony Hewetson; Lubbock
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