Sunday, March 4, 2007

Anzalduas County Park, 3/4/07

It was a cool, breezy morning at Anzalduas. Warblers were way down from my last visit in January. Two Merlins, one with a meal, were pretty cool. Gray Hawk and Northern Beardless Tyrannulet were there as expected but I couldn't find the Hermit Warbler.

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I kicked up four Sprague's Pipits in the field by the entrance.

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Gadwall 40
American Wigeon 100
Mottled Duck 10
Blue-winged Teal 50
Green-winged Teal 2
Pied-billed Grebe 1
American White Pelican 3
Neotropic Cormorant 1
Double-crested Cormorant 50
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 4
Snowy Egret 4
Little Blue Heron 1
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 15
Osprey 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Gray Hawk 1
American Kestrel 2
Merlin 2
American Coot 40
Killdeer 2
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Long-billed Curlew 1
Least Sandpiper 15
Rock Pigeon 12
Mourning Dove 2
White-tipped Dove 2
Ringed Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 6
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Vermilion Flycatcher 6
Great Kiskadee 1
Couch's Kingbird 1
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Green Jay 2
Tree Swallow 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Cliff Swallow 30
Cave Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 2
Black-crested Titmouse 2
House Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
American Robin 1
Sprague's Pipit 4
Orange-crowned Warbler 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler 8
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 8
Savannah Sparrow 4
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Western Meadowlark 100
Great-tailed Grackle 10
American Goldfinch 15

Yesterday Afternoon I checked out the Llano Grande flood channel on the south side of Estero Llano Grande State Park. Lots of birds but nothing of note.

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This Anhinga skewered a tilapia right through the eyeball.

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Bewick's Wren is a little hard to find in Weslaco.

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1 comment:

Rosanna said...

Hello, there!
My name is Rosanna I know your are a bird lover, and I need some tips about feeding the backyard bird. Actually I am in a city of Texas, and I live in an apartment instead of a house. I wanted to feed the birds, but all that came to eat are house sparrows except one pair of Northern Cardinals. I just learned house sparrows are considered “bad” by people, in this sense, I should not feed them, but I still want to feed the cardinals. What should I do? I am using a bag of “wild bird seeds mix”, but both the cardinals and the sparrows eat them. I wonder in your knowledge, is there anything that cardinals like to eat while detested by the sparrows? Is that possible? Am I wrong if in order to feed the Cardinal I also feed a bunch of sparrows? I am so puzzled now.
I will be very appreciative of your reply! Thank you! My e-mail is rosanna_2003@hotmail.com.