Monday, February 15, 2010

Frontera Audubon Thicket, 2/14/10

Last weekend witnessed the demise of our visiting Roadside Hawk. Feathers were found on the trail near the photo blind that fit those of a Roadside Hawk. Breast and fight feathers were collected to be sent of to Dr. Arnold at Texas A&M to be examined. Not much was left when I visited in the afternoon. My guess is it was nailed by one of the other local raptors, perhaps the Cooper's Hawk or Red-shouldered Hawk or maybe even Red-tailed Hawk. I don't think a Great Horned Owl would have plucked its prey. Sad, but this stuff happens in nature. But, luckily for birders, another Roadside hawk is being seen up at Falcon State Park.

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Yesterday I visited but didn't see anything too great. Here's a female Green Kingfisher.

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And a fat White-tipped Dove.

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Plain Chachalaca 6
Pied-billed Grebe 1
American White Pelican 18
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 150
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Gray Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 1
Inca Dove 5
White-tipped Dove 8
Red-crowned Parrot 1
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 5
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1
Great Kiskadee 2
Couch's Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 2
Green Jay 2
Black-crested Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 2
House Wren 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Northern Mockingbird 5
Long-billed Thrasher 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 6
Tropical Parula 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Wilson's Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Altamira Oriole 2

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