Sunday, April 10, 2011

Post Park Bird Walk

In spite of gusty winds, 42 species were seen at Post Park/For Pena Colorado this morning! Post Road added Scaled Quail, Swainson's Hawk and Black-throated Sparrow; no roadrunner this week.

'First of Season' species are in bold.

3 Wild Turkey
5 Turkey Vulture
1 Cooper's Hawk
1 American Kestrel
4 American Coot
2 Killdeer
4 Eurasian Collared-Dove
8 White-winged Dove
5 Mourning Dove
2 Black-chinned Hummingbird
1 Belted Kingfisher
6 Golden-fronted Woodpecker
1 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Say's Phoebe
6 Vermilion Flycatcher
3 Ash-throated Flycatcher
1 Cassin's Kingbird
2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1 Tree Swallow
5 Barn Swallow
3 Cliff Swallow
3 Cave Swallow
2 Cactus Wren
1 Marsh Wren
2 Northern Mockingbird
1 Curve-billed Thrasher
4 European Starling
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
4 Canyon Towhee
5 Clay-colored Sparrow
1 Lark Bunting
1 Savannah Sparrow
2 Lincoln's Sparrow
10 White-crowned Sparrow
1 Summer Tanager
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Brewer's Blackbird
1 Scott's Oriole
6 House Finch
1 Lesser Goldfinch

Total species reported: 42

We're grateful for the opportunity to explore our local spot on a weekly basis and share it with folks from such far-flung locations as Maine and Washington DC. Perhaps we should have a guest book for the bird walks?

Thankfully the skies are clear in spite of fires that are plaguing Alpine and Fort Davis; however, we're downwind and our fingers are crossed in hopes that the fires will be contained before they do any more damage to residential areas.

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