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Location
Sabine Woods (UTC 026), Jefferson County, Texas, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:29 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 5 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
John Haynes
Comments:
And now for something completely different. Have birded Sabine Woods in lots of conditions through the years. So how could I pass up the chance to do it in the snow ? There was a very otherworldly feel to it but it was striking. And a few birds were there as well.
Species
34 species total
65
Snow Goose

A few shots to give you an idea of the landscape.

© John Haynes

Highwayside just east of entrance.

© John Haynes

From kiosk.

© John Haynes

Front gate.

© John Haynes

Main drip area.

© John Haynes

A feel for the snow depth, roughly one to two inches everywhere it accumulated.

2
Mourning Dove
16
Killdeer

Seemingly all area Killdeer were gathered on the roadside to avoid snow.

1
American Woodcock

Flushed from roadside ditch just west of woods. Extended look flying. Didn't realize how much they resembled a winged dumpling.

2
Wilson's Snipe
1
Great Egret
2
Snowy Egret
2
Black Vulture
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
2
Downy Woodpecker
1
American Kestrel
3
Eastern Phoebe
1
Great Kiskadee

With us since late July. Honestly, how many have you seen in a snowscape ?

© John Haynes

1
Loggerhead Shrike
1
Blue-headed Vireo
3
Blue Jay
1
Cave Swallow

Only swallow around. Good looks.

1
House Wren
1
Winter Wren
2
Sedge Wren
7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2
Golden-crowned Kinglet
5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1
Hermit Thrush
1
Gray Catbird
2
Northern Mockingbird
110
Red-winged Blackbird
8
Boat-tailed Grackle
1
Black-and-white Warbler

Handsome guy, officially invited to stay the winter.

© John Haynes

© John Haynes

3
Orange-crowned Warbler
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
2
Northern Cardinal
1
Blue Grosbeak

Female plumaged bird, distinctive chip heard first, then offered extended views. Don't think I've had one this time of year.

 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes