Thursday, April 11, 2013

Some Bird News

Spring migration is well underway with several summer species back. Although I have been hearing reports of scissor-tailed flycatchers in the area, I didn't see my first one until today and saw several. Great egrets are back. I saw a large flock of ring-billed gulls heading out with the storms this week. You never know what you are going to see at this time of the year so get out.

In addition to spring migration, there are several things coming up over the next few days:

  • Saturday, April 13, 8:00 AM. Bird Walk at Lake Arrowhead State Park. Terry McKee will be leading the walk this month.
  • Saturday, April 13, 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Open House/Baby Bird Shower at Wild Bird Rescue, 4611 Lake Shore Dr., Wichita Falls, TX. This is the one time a year the public can tour the facilities and see what happens at Wild Bird Rescue. The baby birds have started coming in. In addition to a tour, visitors will be able to see education programs with our avian ambassadors, eat hot dogs and cake. There is no admission fee, but of course, donations are welcome. Cash is needed most, but if you would prefer to donate goods, here are some possibilities: flat sheets in good condition, aquariums (they don't have to be leak proof), laundry detergent, bleach, paper towels, Dawn dish soap, gift cards to Petco and grocery stores, and large pet carriers.
  • Tuesday, April 16, 7:00 PM. North Texas Bird and Wildlife Club. NALC Building, 5310 Southwest Parkway, Wichita Falls, TX. I will be the speaker, but I haven't decided what to talk about yet, so it's a surprise. Open to the public. No RSVP required.  
Good birding!

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