Earlier in the morning we heard a bubbly song which I thought was a House Wren but Mary said was a Mourning Warbler. Ugh! My spring warbler songs need a lot of work. It was my first for the year.
When I visit South Padre Island, I start thinking I'm a pretty good bird photographer because the birds are so easy to approach. But the brushy confines of Frontera jolt me back into reality. Here's a Chestnut-sided Warbler.
And a Black-throated Green Warbler.
Any day you get a Black-billed Cuckoo is a very good day!
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck2 Plain Chachalaca 8 Green Heron 2 Turkey Vulture 2 Mississippi Kite 7 Inca Dove 2 White-tipped Dove 6 White-winged Dove 20 Black-billed Cuckoo 1 Chuck-will's-widow 3 Chimney Swift 5 Black-chinned Hummingbird 1 Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1 Green Kingfisher 1 Golden-fronted Woodpecker 6 Green Parakeet 2 Least Flycatcher 3 Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Brown-crested Flycatcher 2 Great Kiskadee 1 Couch's Kingbird 1 White-eyed Vireo 3 Blue-headed Vireo 1 Warbling Vireo 1 Black-crested Titmouse 2 Carolina Wren 2 Swainson's Thrush 1 Long-billed Thrasher 3 Northern Mockingbird 1 Black-and-white Warbler 3 Tennessee Warbler 2 Nashville Warbler 10 Mourning Warbler 1 Hooded Warbler 1 Northern Parula 1 Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 Black-throated Green Warbler 4 Yellow-breasted Chat 8 Olive Sparrow 3 Clay-colored Sparrow 1 Summer Tanager 1 Northern Cardinal 2 Painted Bunting 7 Great-tailed Grackle X Orchard Oriole 1 Baltimore Oriole 2 Lesser Goldfinch 1 House Sparrow 2