Wednesday, October 7, 2009

More warblers at Frontera, 9/7/09

The warm, humid, muggy, buggy, southeast winds continue at Frontera Audubon Thicket in Weslaco. In the spring, migrants ride this wind to their summer homes up north. However in the fall, the same wind impedes their southerly migration so we currently have a lot of warblers backed up waiting for the next train. I found 16 warblers species this morning including a late Canada. Despite buckets of warblers, I couldn't get any pics. So here's a late Broad-winged Hawk that was hanging around.

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Here's today's list.

Green Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Broad-winged Hawk 2
Gray Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
White-winged Dove 60
Inca Dove 5
White-tipped Dove 5
Green Parakeet 6
Chimney Swift 40
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 15
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 5
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Great Kiskadee 3
Couch's Kingbird 3
White-eyed Vireo 8
Warbling Vireo 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 4
Black-crested Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 5
House Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Clay-colored Thrush 1
Gray Catbird 6
Northern Mockingbird 5
Long-billed Thrasher 2
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 10
Northern Parula 2
Yellow Warbler 3
Magnolia Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 5
American Redstart 2
Ovenbird 1
Northern Waterthrush 1
Mourning Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Hooded Warbler 5
Wilson's Warbler 15
Canada Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Blue Grosbeak 2
Painted Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Great-tailed Grackle 1
Lesser Goldfinch 6

Yesterday, lister that I am, I decided to head up to Austin to tick the Calliope Hummingbird that has been hanging around for the past month at the Zilker botanical garden. I had not seen one since my Arizona days. He's a little cutie but didn't pose well for pics.

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