Sunday, September 9, 2007

Santa Ana NWR, 9/9/07

It was really hot and sweaty at Santa Ana NWR this morning. There were lots of Yellow-breasted Chats and a few other warblers but nothing too exciting. Best thing I saw was this cool venomous Texas Coral Snake.

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Here's a Green Kingfisher.

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Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 21
Mottled Duck 1
Plain Chachalaca 15
Neotropic Cormorant 1
Great Egret 3
Snowy Egret 1
Little Blue Heron 1
Tricolored Heron 1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 6
Harris's Hawk 4
Swainson's Hawk 1
Killdeer 5
Black-necked Stilt 16
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Least Sandpiper 5
Stilt Sandpiper 1
White-winged Dove 30
Mourning Dove 5
Inca Dove 2
White-tipped Dove 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Groove-billed Ani 15
Lesser Nighthawk 1
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 2
Ringed Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 8
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 5
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Brown-crested Flycatcher 3
Great Kiskadee 12
Couch's Kingbird 15
Eastern Kingbird 2
White-eyed Vireo 5
Green Jay 5
Cave Swallow 110
Barn Swallow 2
Black-crested Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Clay-colored Robin 4
Northern Mockingbird 2
Long-billed Thrasher 6
European Starling 5
Yellow Warbler 3
Mourning Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 5
Canada Warbler 3
Yellow-breasted Chat 16
Olive Sparrow 8
Painted Bunting 1
Dickcissel 2
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Great-tailed Grackle 5
Baltimore Oriole 8

3 comments:

John said...

way kewl pix-- and i'm so jealous of you're finding him! great snake!

Antshrike said...

Thanks. I've lived in south Texas for 15 years and that is only the second coral snake I have ever seen. Amazingly it was only about 50 feet from where I saw the other one years ago. Dan

The Birdfreak Team said...

Good birding to you! Interesting snake photo.