Northern Bobwhite – Jan 3 birding list

When Ann and I arrived at San Angelo State Park yesterday (Sunday) morning, we saw this Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus).   Actually, there were two, but as they scurried away I was only able to capture one.  There is also another species of quail in this area; Scaled Quail (Callipepla squamata).  I haven’t seen one in quite awhile, but I am sure they are here, lurking about in the tall grass somewhere.

Northern Bobwhite

Scaled Quail

The above photo appeared in Texas Farm and Ranch Magazine a couple of years ago. Tomorrow look for a photo of a Cooper’s Hawk that I photographed this morning.   Click on any image for an enlargement.

Here is the bird count for this morning Monday, January 3.

Cooper’s Hawk     1
Red-tailed Hawk     2
White-winged Dove     4
Black-crested Titmouse     2
Northern Mockingbird     4
Curve-billed Thrasher     1
Canyon Towhee     1
White-crowned Sparrow     6
Northern Cardinal     6
Pyrrhuloxia     4
Red-winged Blackbird     20
Common Grackle     10
Brown-headed Cowbird     1
House Finch     6
House Sparrow     4

Happy Birding

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