The morning had an early spring feel to it. Which in the RGV should be happening soon. Blue-gray Gnatcatchers always remind me of early spring in Missouri where I grew up.
This Nashville Warbler was the most cooperative I've ever seen. It may have been extra confiding because of the presence of a Cooper's Hawk nearby..
The nearby Orange-crowned Warbler was equally friendly.
The Cooper's Hawk was perched just outside the blind overlooking the pond in heavy brush.
Back in the palms by the boardwalk, a Yellow-throated Warbler was hunting in its favorite habitat. They have a real preference for dead palm fronds which hold a myriad of invertebrates.
I did some pishing back by the gate by the cemetery and called in a dull Pine Wabler.
Then a bright basic plumaged Indigo Bunting put in an appearance. It seems like there's quite a few around the RGV this winter.
I never did see the Townsend's Warbler. So I finished the morning with seven species of warblers at Frontera and picked up the eighth for the day in our back yard, a Yellow-rumped Warbler. Here's the list for the morning.
Plain Chachalaca 12 Great Egret 1 Turkey Vulture 20 Cooper's Hawk 1 Gray Hawk 1 Inca Dove 5 White-tipped Dove 5 Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird 1 Golden-fronted Woodpecker 4 Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1 Eastern Phoebe 1 Great Kiskadee 1 Tropical Kingbird 1 Loggerhead Shrike 1 White-eyed Vireo 2 Blue-headed Vireo 1 Black-crested Titmouse 5 House Wren 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5 Northern Mockingbird 5 Black-and-white Warbler 1 Orange-crowned Warbler 5 Nashville Warbler 1 Pine Warbler 1 Yellow-throated Warbler 1 Black-throated Green Warbler 1 Wilson's Warbler 1 Lincoln's Sparrow 1 Indigo Bunting 1 Great-tailed Grackle 1