Saturday, October 10, 2015

Red-naped Sapsucker at Frontera, 10/10/15

For the past week the Colleys have been hosting a rare male Red-naped Sapsucker at their home in Port Isabel. This morning I was quite surprised to find another, a female this time, at the Frontera Audubon Thicket in Weslaco.  It was my first self found for this species in the RGV.  The white chin with red throat is characteristic of a female Red-naped Sapsucker.  There was also a male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in the same tree which was flagged by eBird for being early.  So what's going on in the sapsucker world?

Six species of warblers were all expected species like this Black-and-white.

And this young Yellow Warbler.

Blue-headed Vireo.

Two Swainson's Hawks came up at 11 AM followed by a pair of Gray Hawks. 

A mower south of the cemetery flushed a couple of Lark Sparrows, Indigo Buntings, Nashville Warblers and this Blue Grosbeak.

Plain Chachalaca  12
Great Egret  2
Snowy Egret  1
Green Heron  1
Gray Hawk  2
Swainson's Hawk 2
Killdeer  1
Inca Dove  1
White-tipped Dove  1
White-winged Dove 10
Chimney Swift  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 4
Ringed Kingfisher  1
Belted Kingfisher  2
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1 
Red-naped Sapsucker 1
Woodpecker  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Kiskadee  3
Couch's Kingbird 3
White-eyed Vireo  2
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Green Jay  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Barn Swallow  5
Cave Swallow  5
Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Clay-colored Thrush  3
Long-billed Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird 6
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Orange-crowned Warbler  2
Nashville Warbler 10
Yellow Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Lark Bunting  2
Northern Cardinal  1
Blue Grosbeak  2
Indigo Bunting 3
Great-tailed Grackle  2
Lesser Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  4

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