Benbrook Lake--Holiday Park Day Use Area, Tarrant, Texas, US
Oct 8, 2017 6:00 AM - 4:07 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: 2017 Big Sit- Team: (Great) Heron Siege
45 species (+2 other taxa)


It started out really chilly. The temp was 50 and you could see your breath. There was mist all across the lake at sunrise. it was a very clear and sunny day and the temp rose to mid-80's. We ended at 4 PM.

Wood Duck 3
Mallard 3
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Neotropic Cormorant 1
Double-crested Cormorant 20
American White Pelican 55
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 6
Snowy Egret 7
Cattle Egret 23
Green Heron 1
White-faced Ibis 4
Black Vulture 7
Turkey Vulture 5
Osprey 2
Cooper's Hawk 2
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Killdeer 3
Least Sandpiper 16
Forster's Tern 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 8
White-winged Dove 5
Great Horned Owl 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 1 Seen by many birders directly overhead at Big Sit 2017.
American Kestrel 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 9
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 6
Barn Swallow 6
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 3
Bewick's Wren 3
Eastern Bluebird 4
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 7
Savannah Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Eastern Meadowlark 1
Western/Eastern Meadowlark 5
Red-winged Blackbird 2