Date: 1/9/19 10:14 pm From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> Subject: [texbirds] Glut of Common Loons, NO Pacific at Hubbard Creek Reservoir
I was finally able to combine a work trip with a belated chase of a Pacific Loon that Martin Reid and Sheridan Coffey discovered at Hubbard Creek Reservoir (Stephens Co.) back on 24 December 2018.(see https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50925828).
After about 1.5 hours of effort late this afternoon I failed to locate a Pacific Loon, but I did tally about two dozen loons, of which 18-20 were definitive Common Loons. The most exciting part of the evening was right around sunset when I was treated to abbreviated yodeling as they were gathering to roost for the night. It was a treat and a first for me in Texas. The audio recording can be found in the eBird checklist below: