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