Sunday, March 14, 2010

Frontera Audubon Thicket, 3/14/10

The Rio Grande Valley is still in the doldrums of March. Visiting birders can find plenty of cool things to tick. But for the rest of us locals, we're waiting for spring migration. Not much to see this morning at Frontera. Thirteen Cedar Waxwings were the first I've seen there in a long time. Butterflies are slowly starting to pick up. This is my first Dusky-blue Groundstreak.

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Here's a Mournful Duskywing. Some of these butterfly names seem a bit arbitrary.

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All of us here in the Lone Star State take pride in the Texan Crescent. It kicks the Oklahoman Crescent's ass!

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This hoverfly has a territory set up over the trail.

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Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 40
Plain Chachalaca 8
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Anhinga 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 200
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 4
Inca Dove 10
White-tipped Dove 8
Green Parakeet 8
Red-crowned Parrot 2
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 2
Green Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 6
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
Great Kiskadee 4
White-eyed Vireo 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Black-crested Titmouse 3
House Wren 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Clay-colored Thrush 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
Long-billed Thrasher 2
Cedar Waxwing 13
Orange-crowned Warbler 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Lincoln's Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-winged Blackbird 40
Great-tailed Grackle 8
Lesser Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 1

1 comment:

JD said...

Butterflying....shame on you Dan.