Waterstone Wildlife home

August 17 2008

Competitive birder visited in hopes of finding a broad tailed hummingbird. Instead saw a Rufous hummingbird.

Caretaker's note: A "competitive birder" is one who competes with other bird watchers to find the first species in a certain area in the season. It is a friendly competition that experienced bird watchers use to sharpen their skills at identifying birds.

  • Sparrows
  • Eastern phoebe
  • Jackrabbit
  • Heard woodpeckers

Learned that Johnson grass has value for wildlife. King Ranch bluestem has no wildlife value.

Hackberry trees are valuable for cavity nesting birds and the sugarberries are an important wildlife food.

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