Friday, October 22, 2010

South Padre Island, 10/22/10

A few days ago Huck Hutchens and John Yochum found a male Black-throated Blue Warbler at the Valley Land Fund's Sheepshead lot on South Padre Island. It had been about fifteen years since I had seen a male Black-throated Blue so I took off to look for it this morning. I found it with no trouble but was puzzled why I would see it on one side of the lot and then a couple of seconds later it was on the other side. Turns out there are two of them.

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Other warblers at this site included Magnolia, Ovenbird, American Redstart and Northern Parula. I ran into the Stanfords and Pat Heirs at the Convention Center where we found a few more warblers including this Palm Warbler. We see very few of them in fall and winter. They're much more common up the coast. Finished up the day with eleven species of warblers.

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A bonus was my first Cameron County Seaside Dragonlet. I'm sure they're pretty common out on SPI.

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Brown Pelican 20
Great Blue Heron 2
Snowy Egret 1
American Kestrel 1
Black-bellied Plover 12
Piping Plover 2
Willet 1
Marbled Godwit 3
Ruddy Turnstone 4
Sanderling 50
Dunlin 15
Short-billed Dowitcher 3
Laughing Gull 200
Franklin's Gull 400
Forster's Tern 5
Royal Tern 20
Sandwich Tern 2
Rock Pigeon 2
Eurasian Collared-Dove 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 12
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Gray Catbird 3
Northern Mockingbird 4
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Northern Parula 3
Yellow Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Palm Warbler (Western) 1
American Redstart 1
Ovenbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Wilson's Warbler 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Summer Tanager 1
Indigo Bunting 5
Dickcissel 1
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Great-tailed Grackle 5

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