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CBC Turley, Oklahoma

Posted Friday 26th December 2008 at 17:13 by buckskin hawk
Had the Christmas Bird Count on Saturday the 20th. I went with two others and had a blast. The weather started out nice but a front moved through and the wind turned and the temperature dropped. The birds clung tight to the underbrush and were for the most part quiet. The pecan crop failed this year which has affected the woodpeckers and other winter residents of the pecan fields.
We birded a golf course and park, several farms and lots of rural roadsides. We also hiked the bicycle path and several side roads into the woods.
The wind was about 30 mph and the temp was below 25 so it was cold. Our list is below:

Species Number reported Canada Goose 51
Gadwall 24
Mallard 92
Bufflehead 4
Great Blue Heron 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 5
Red-tailed Hawk 7
American Kestrel 2
Killdeer 3
Ring-billed Gull 29
Herring Gull 2
Rock Pigeon 22
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 4
Loggerhead Shrike 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 38
Carolina Chickadee 2
Carolina Wren 3
Eastern Bluebird 16
American Robin 32
Northern Mockingbird 21
European Starling 364
American Tree Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 1
Fox Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 1
Harris Sparrow 17
White-crowned Sparrow 64
Dark-eyed Junco 111
Northern Cardinal 50
Red-winged Blackbird 123
Eastern Meadowlark 10
Common Grackle 32
Great-tailed Grackle 89
House Sparrow 23
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