|Sitting Ducks and Raven Lunatics run into one another at|
the Chat Trail and compare notes.
Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Hawley.
L to R: Joy, Penny, Chuck, Warren, Sue, and Janet.
Not pictured: Katherine and Elizabeth
|It's not just about the birds. Beautiful giant swallowtail seen|
on the Chat Trail in Lake Wichita Park.
Many thanks to Dianne and Chuck Thueson for hosting a post-count dinner at their home so the teams could compare lists and relate the day's happenings. Our team, the Raven Lunatics, logged over 150 miles driving and over 20,000 steps walking. Good exercise, birding.
I haven't heard the final fundraising totals. It isn't too late to donate--the baby birds will be coming into Wild Bird Rescue all too soon, so your support is important. You can mail a contribution to them at 4611 Lake Shore Drive, Wichita Falls, TX 76310 (be sure to put "Big Day" on the memo line.) You can also donate on line at their website. Again, please put "Big Day" in the comments. If you really want to make my day, you can add: "Raven Lunatics." But in the end, the important thing is the donation. All of the teams worked hard.
Here is a consolidated list of birds from all three teams.
Blue gray gnatcatcher
Eurasian collared dove
Great blue heron
Great horned owl
Greater white-fronted goose
All I have to say it, "Wait Until Next Year!"