Great Backyard Bird Count - Day 1

February 14, 2014

Today was the first day of the Great Backyard Bird Count and in no particular order, here are my findings from my backyard and surrounding area here in the New Braunfels / Texas Hill Country between 9 - 12noon.

Species Count
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus) 2
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) 5
Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons) 2
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) 1
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 2
Black-crested Titmouse (Baeolophus atricristatus) 2
Bewick's Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) 1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 5
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 56
Orange-crowned Warbler (Oreothlypis celata) 1
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) 2
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 4
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) 1
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) 10
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 3

... and just a few photos...
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

 Male House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

 Female Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)

 Female Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

 Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

What did you see on the first day of the GBBC?

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