Sunday, February 4, 2007

Sage Thrashers on FM 2221

This morning I went out to the Sparrow Road, FM 2221 going north from the west side of La Joya. My target for the day was Sage Thrasher. Mary Gustafson had one out there a few weeks ago. I hit the jackpot seeing at least five of them. The spot is three miles north on FM 2221 and stop by the white gate. I found them scattered over the next 1.5 miles in the scrubby stuff with cenizo. They tend to not perch as highly as mockingbirds and spend a lot of time on the ground. Pishing helps. Sparrows continue to be hard to find this winter. But there's no shortage of Cedar Waxwings and American Robins. Still lots of fruit on the Coyotillos. Couldn't refind my Green-tailed Towhee from a few weeks ago. Dipped on Black-tailed Gnatcatcher and Lark Buntings.

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Neotropic Cormorant 11
Northern Harrier 2
Harris's Hawk 6
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Crested Caracara 2
American Kestrel 1
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 25
Common Ground-Dove 3
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 3
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 4
Great Kiskadee 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Horned Lark 3
Verdin 4
Bewick's Wren 3
House Wren 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
American Robin 40
Northern Mockingbird 50
Sage Thrasher 5
Curve-billed Thrasher 1
Cedar Waxwing 600
Orange-crowned Warbler 12
Yellow-rumped Warbler 20
Cassin's Sparrow 3
Clay-colored Sparrow 1
Vesper Sparrow 1
Lark Sparrow 25
Black-throated Sparrow 8
Savannah Sparrow 3
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
White-crowned Sparrow 5
Northern Cardinal 2
Pyrrhuloxia 8
Indigo Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 3000
Western Meadowlark 8

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well written article.