Saturday, January 23, 2010

Frontera Audubon Thicket, 1/23/10

I spent a pleasant morning at Frontera Audubon Thicket in Weslaco despite the large flock of Turkey Vultures that have been spending the winter there. Though it has been a good winter for unusual birds in south Texas, the regular wintering birds still seem to be low in numbers. This is my first Ovenbird of the year at Frontera.

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This sharp-looking male Black-throated Gray-Warbler has not been reported very often and probably spends more time at the neighbors to the south.

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Here's a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

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Plain Chachalaca 4
Least Grebe 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Anhinga 1
Turkey Vulture 150
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Inca Dove 15
White-tipped Dove 2
Green Parakeet 2
Red-crowned Parrot 8
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1
Black-chinned Hummingbird 1
Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird 1
Ringed Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 8
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Kiskadee 2
Couch's Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Black-crested Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 3
House Wren 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Northern Mockingbird 4
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 6
Black-throated Gray Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Ovenbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Wilson's Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 3
American Goldfinch 1

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