Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Western Tanager in Corpus Christi 12/28

Female Western Tanager at Pollywog Ponds in Corpus Christi today. I also had a American Woodcock and 2 Green Kingfishers.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Eastern Kingbird 12/21

Today I had a Eastern Kingbird in Live Oak Park in Ingelside. Extremely rare in the winter in the United States.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Guadalupe River Delta CBC

Four others and I birded the Guadalupe River Delta CBC today. The day began with thousands of geese and sandhill cranes. Warblers were in good numbers as usual, we had 7 species including 5 Palms, Yellow-Throated, Northern Waterthrush, and a Black&White Warbler. Some other birds of interest included 2 Indigo Buntings, 1 Groove-Billed Ani, a Green Heron, 2 adult Bald Eagles, 4 Sprague's Pipits, and 3 Great Kiskadees. All together, our group had 91 species.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lesser Black-Backed Gull

He's back! The Lesser Black-Backed Gull that spent all last winter between markers 50-60 on the beach was there today at marker 53.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Common Tern on 12/13

A very late Common Tern on the beach in Port Aransas on Dec. 13, 2010.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

RGV- 12/2/2010 Greater Pewee etc.

Started the day off at Roselawn Cemetary in McAllen looking for the Greater Pewee. I found the bird within 20 mintues of my arrival. #460 for the year in Texas.

Then spent a couple hours at Estero Llano Grande State Park. I had a male Tropical Parula, a heard-only Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Pine Warbler, and a Eastern Screech-Owl.