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Birding near Texas Bed and Breakfast

December 5th, 2009 by Pamela Murski

Our local birding expert recently conducted another birding adventure tour with more great results.  Birding Packages are offered year round at this Brenham Texas Bed and Breakfast.  Enjoy a cooking class, Vintner dinner or just relax and enjoy the local scene before or after your bird tour…..Birders of all skill levels are welcomed.

Saturday, the 21st at Lake Somerville, he and his group birded Overlook Park, Welch Park, and Yegua Creek Park.
Highlights were two Buffleheads in with a group of American Coots, a Red-breasted Merganser that we saw in flight and diving, a group of Wilson’s Snipe, and 3 Sprague’s Pipits flushed up in a short-grass field.  The entire bird list of sightings included:
Bufflehead– 2
Red-breasted Merganser- 1
Ruddy Duck– 22
Snow Goose– several skeins, plus two on the ground
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
American White Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
American Kestrel
American Coot
Killdeer
American Avocet– 3
Spotted Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Wilson’s Snipe- 9
Bonaparte’s Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Forster’s Tern
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher– 1
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
Northern Mockingbird
American Pipit
Sprague’s Pipit– 5
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
American Goldfinch

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