Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year, 1/1/17

Spent the morning in our yard at Progreso Lakes getting the new year list off to a good start.  Most interesting bird was another duck hybrid.  This time it was the common Blue-winged Teal x Cinnamon Teal cross.  There's been one up at Estero for the past few weeks.  I wonder if it's the same bird.

Had a big flock of Snow Geese go by but I could not pick out any Ross' Geese.

There's a little spot of exposed shoreline where I've seen the Sora a couple of times.  It popped out again this morning.

It was mostly a cloudy morning and I did not really try for photos much.  Here's one of our regular Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.

I finished with 59 species for the day.

Jones yard, Progreso Lakes, Hidalgo, Texas, US
Jan 1, 2017 7:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
59 species (+3 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (fulgens)
Greater White-fronted Goose (Western) 1
Snow Goose 120
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type) 5
Mottled Duck (Gulf Coast) 19
Blue-winged Teal 17
Blue-winged x Cinnamon Teal (hybrid) 1
Ring-necked Duck 3
Lesser Scaup 45
Plain Chachalaca 2
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Neotropic Cormorant 8
Double-crested Cormorant 14
American White Pelican 4
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Great Egret 4
Snowy Egret 3
Cattle Egret (Western) 5
Green Heron 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron 4
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 8
Roseate Spoonbill 2
Turkey Vulture 70
Osprey (carolinensis) 1
White-tailed Kite 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Harris's Hawk 1
White-tailed Hawk 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Sora 1
American Coot (Red-shielded) 6
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Caspian Tern 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 50
Eurasian Collared-Dove 5
Inca Dove 2
White-winged Dove 1
Mourning Dove 5
Ringed Kingfisher 1
Green Kingfisher 2
Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Northern) 6
Crested Caracara 1
American Kestrel 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Vermilion Flycatcher 1
Great Kiskadee 6
Tropical Kingbird 2
Loggerhead Shrike 2
Green Jay (Green) 1
Black-crested Titmouse 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 10
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 15
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 200
Great-tailed Grackle 4
House Sparrow 2

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