Saturday, December 24, 2011
I found out yesterday that my friend Linda Alley had a Calliope Hummingbird in her yard for the last few days. I went over to her house today and had the bird within 5 minutes!
On the beach today I found the Lesser Black-Backed Gull at marker 58 and a lone Bonaparte's Gull at the jetty.
My parents and I went out today looking for the reported Rough-Legged Hawk near the Aransas NWR. We had the bird about 2 miles north of Cavasso Creek on 35.
At the Guadalupe River Delta, we had a Golden-Crowned Kinglet, Northern Waterthrush, and a Fox Sparrow.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I started out this morning on River Road in the Guadalupe River Delta. On the drive in, we had a Common Pauraque sitting in the middle of the road. At dawn, we had a couple Great Horned Owls sitting on telephone poles along with several Short-Eared Owls flying around. Once it got daylight enough to look for woodland birds, we started playing tapes and had a Dickcissel, along with 2 Harris's Sparrows.
At the boat ramp, we added a Fox Sparrow, Green-Tailed Towhee, Green Jay, 2 Bald Eagles, and a House Finch. I had to leave early to make it to work.
On the way to Port Aransas, I had a dead American Woodcock about a mile from the ferry landing!
I made a quick stop by the birding center and Paradise Pond, adding Northern Waterthrush and a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Lots of good birds today around the Coastal Bend today. We had 4 Northern Gannets and the Lesser Black-Backed Gull off the beach in Port Aransas. At Blucher Park, we found the female Hooded Warbler. We also had the Hammond's Flycatcher at Rose Hill Cemetery in Corpus. The male Anna's Hummingbird was present at Clay Taylor's house in Corpus. We ended the day on some county roads near Orange Grove and had an amazing concentration of about 70 Northern Harriers and 35 White-Tailed Kites. 2 Short-Eared Owls made an appearance around 6pm. Some pics below-
Monday, January 17, 2011
It was like spring migration in mid-Jan. in the coastal bend today! I had a female Hooded Warbler at Blucher Park, Least Flycatcher, Summer Tanager, Western Tanager, a calling Brown-Crested Flycatcher, Ovenbird, lots of Pine Warblers, Plumbeous Vireo, Surf Scoter, and a Pacific Loon
A terrible pic of the Hooded Warbler:
Monday, January 10, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
I made my first trip down to the valley for 2011. I got many of my "target" birds, which included Black-Vented Oriole, Greater Pewee, Dusky-Capped Flycatcher, Crimson-Collared Grosbeak, Rufous-Backed Robin, Black-Throated Gray Warbler, and many more. All together, I had 5 Texas accidentals for the day!
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Several good birds today in the Coastal Bend. The day started with a RED-THROATED LOON by the Copano Bay Bridge in Rockport. A couple Greater Scaup were also at this location.
The best bird of the day were 3 Rusty Blackbirds at Pollywog Ponds in Corpus Christi. They are extremely rare in Nueces county.