Thursday, March 17, 2011

Frontera Audubon Thicket, 3/17/11

With the annual March birding doldrums upon us I haven't seen too much lately and haven't been posting too much. But hawks are starting to pick up and warblers aren't far behind. This morning I checked out Frontera Audubon Thicket in Weslaco hoping to tick a Louisiana Waterthrush for the year. Well I didn't find one but got lucky with the Spotted Towhee that has been spending the winter. It's only been seen twice since it was originally found on the CBC. A very good tick for the county year list.

I was also happy to find my FOS Great Crested-Flycatcher.

Not a particularly great bird but my first ever in Weslaco was this Black Vulture. They're common out in the brush country but not here in town.

Another first for me, copulating hoverflies!

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 6
Plain Chachalaca 10
Snowy Egret 1
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 10
Common Moorhen 1
Inca Dove 2
White-tipped Dove 6
Red-crowned Parrot 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Black-chinned Hummingbird 1
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 2
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 7
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Great Kiskadee 3
White-eyed Vireo 2
Black-crested Titmouse 4
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Long-billed Thrasher 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Ovenbird 1
Spotted Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Great-tailed Grackle 1
Altamira Oriole 1

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