This is the NETFO bird report for February. A Vermilion Flycatcher, a Painted Bunting, Sandhill Cranes and an American Bittern top this month’s highlights. Thanks to all who birded and sent in their results and thanks again to Luanne for everything.
Greater White-fronted Geese were restricted to RC WMA in Freestone county with a max of 25 photographed on 2/14 (ebird MS). Noted in six counties the max of 200 Snow Geese were tallied in Bonham in Fannin county on 2/13 (ebird ML). The single Ross’s Goose at Lake Bob Sandlin that has been there for a long, long, long time, has a friend! I believe it was three winters ago when this happened before, so for now they are a pair (DB,LB). The only other report of Ross’s Geese came from Bonham where 50 were tallied on 2/13 (ebird ML). Found in 13 counties, the peak of 120 Canada Geese were tallied in Fannin county flying north on 2/12 (ebird HL).