During October, the Birding Interest Group made two trips out into Denton County. Our first trip was to the Sunrise Trail near Trophy Club on the 15th. Thirty-five species were seen. The highlight sighting was two Bald Eagles sitting out on the branches of a dead tree. The day was slightly overcast but they were seen in bright sunlight. We also saw small falcons (two Kestrels and a Merlin), the first for the year Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, as well as egrets (Great and Snowy) and Great Blue Herons. Our second trip was to the Clear Creek Nature Heritage Center north of Denton. We were able to sight 33 different species on this trip. We saw another Bald Eagle on this trip, however, this time it flew directly over us. We saw and heard several Brown Thrashers along with two warbler types (Orange-crowned and Nashville).
The Birding Interest Group is open to all residents of Robson Ranch. We have over 50 people on our email list, that includes all levels of birding experience and many backyard bird feeders. Our birding trips are slow paced so everyone can see the birds, and usually over easily walked trails in Denton County. For more information on the group and our upcoming trips, contact John Kirk at 940-262-0489 or [email protected]