[Bristol-Birds] Buchanan County Bird Club Sparrow Day

  • From: "Roger Mayhorn" <mayhorn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bristol Birds" <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2007 20:04:24 -0500

Hi All,
Saturday, November 3rd, thirteen members of our Buchanan County Bird Club held 
its annual Sparrow Day. The group once again gathered at the beautiful farm of 
Billy-Ray and Shirley Justus of Guesses Fork in the northern part of Buchanan 
County. Thirty-seven species were recorded for the day. The numbers of 
individual birds and species were down this year, probably due in part to the 
hard freeze of April, that killed off many food bearing plants, and to the 
drought conditions that have persisted in the area for the past several months.

In spite of that the group had a great day with beautiful weather, some great 
food and good conversations with birding friends. Sparrow species found were 
Savannah, Song, White-throated, White-crowned, Swamp, Fox, Eastern Towhee and 
DE Junco.
The complete list of the day's birds follows.

Photos of the day can be found at the following sites:

Ed & Michelle Talbott's site http://www.pbase.com/aquilaet/sparrow2

My site http://www.pbase.com/mayhorn/sparrow_day

Roger Mayhorn
Compton Mt
Buchanan County

37 Species

Accipiter 2 sp?

American Crow 10

American Goldfinch 54

American Robin 4

Belted Kingfisher 1

Blue Jay 2

Carolina Chickadee 3

Carolina Wren 1

Cedar Waxwing 65

Common Raven 1

Dark-eyed Junco 2

Downy Woodpecker 3

Eastern Bluebird 2

Eastern Phoebe 1

Eastern Towhee 2

European Starling 12

Fox Sparrow 4

Golden-crowned Kinglet 1

Great Blue Heron 1 

Hermit Thrush 3

Horned Lark 4

Mourning Dove 16 

Northern Cardinal 3 

Northern Flicker 1

Pileated Woodpecker 1

Red-breasted Nuthatch 1

Red-tailed Hawk 3

Rock Pigeon 3 

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1

Savannah Sparrow 2

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1

Song Sparrow 8

Tufted Titmouse 1

Turkey Vulture 18

White-crowned Sparrow 7 (6 adults, 1 juv)

White-throated Sparrow 15

Yellow-rumped Warbler 3

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