Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Sunday Summary: July 9 - July 15, 2018

I got to explore some new areas during this birding week. Although I fell one species short of the week prior, I was able to add another three species to my Clay County and life list. My county total is now up to 131 species and my life list to 173.

I was finally able to observe a Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor), but only by sound, I have yet to actually spot one while conducting a count. The other two species added were the Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus) and Greater Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido). The Greater Prairie-Chicken was a female accompanied by five young, making this also my highlight species for the week.

The picture of the week this week is a Dickcissel (Spiza americana) in a tree.

Dickcissel (Spiza americana) perched in a tree.

The most observed species of the week was once again the Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), being observed all but one day and a total of 41 individuals.

What are some highlights from your week in birding?

More pictures from the week in checklists below.

Checklists for the week:
Monday July 9

Tuesday July 10

Wednesday July 11

Thursday July 12

Friday July 13

Saturday July 14

Sunday July 15

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