Lonoke Christmas Bird Count 12/14/2008

I joined David L, Jim M, Scot T, and Bill S to bird the North Central section of the count circle Sunday. We started at 5:50, about one hour before sunrise in hopes of getting owls but no luck there. While the day was reasonably warm, 40s to low 60s, the almost constant 25 mph wind made the wind bitter all day. It also contributed to a lowered count as I suspect many birds were subdued else blown away. I finished around 4 needing to get home for other duties.

Here are my results for the day:
White-throated Sparrow 14
Carolina Wren 4
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 3
Blue Jay 6
Mallard 1215
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Canada Goose 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-winged Blackbird 4500
Northern Flicker 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Turkey Vulture 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2`
Brown Creeper 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Snow Goose 2500
Ross’s Goose 11
Horned Lark 16
Killdeer 6
European Starling 5
American Pipit 50
Great Blue Heron 3
Eastern Phoebe 2
Least Sandpiper 30
Common Grackle 1
American Kestrel 1
Swamp Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 9
Lesser Scaup 27
American Goldfinch 3
Winter Wren 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
Savannah Sparrow 5
Field Sparrow 7
White-crowned Sparrow 17
Eastern Meadowlark 50
Ring-billed Gull 2
Ruddy Duck 35
Canvasback 35
Mourning Dove 3
Loggerhead Shrike 3
Greater White-fronted Goose 145
Northern Harrier 5
Northern Shoveler 720
Red-tailed Hawk 3
House Sparrow 11
Eastern Bluebird 4
Great Egret 1
Eurasian Collared Dove 15
Wilson’s Snipe 55
Lapland Longspur 50
Northern Pintail 100
Fox Sparrow 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Plus one Mink and two Fox Squirrels.

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