Great Backyard Bird Count - Day 3

February 16, 2014

For the third day of the Great Backyard Bird Count, it is a dreary, cloudy, humid and blah day... but in no particular order, some "dreary" birds reared their head. Here are my findings from my backyard and surrounding area here in the New Braunfels / Texas Hill Country between 10 - 12:30pm.

Species Count
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 1
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) 7
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
Rock Dove (Columba livia)
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) 75
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 55
Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons) 2
Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway) 1
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) 2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 2
Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus) 2
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
Western Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica)
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 10
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 24
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) 1
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 10
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) 65
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 2
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 4
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 1

... and true to form, some photos...
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Female Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)

... and a few not-so-dreary...
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)

Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons)

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