Thursday, August 18, 2016

Santa Ana NWR, 8/17/16

With the unsettled weather I ran over to Santa Ana NWR this morning hoping for some migrant passerines.  I checked the pond up front by the highway and found some White Ibis.

But no warblers or empids so I walked on down the tour road.  I found a couple of silent Traill's Flycatchers.  This one is less colorful than the calling Alders I had last week and has a very narrow eye ring so it might be a Willow Flycatcher.

Walking on the Pintail Lakes trail I saw a small greenish bird fly into a tepeguaje and thought it was going to be a Lesser Goldfinch but then it sounded "".  Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet has been easy to see lately at Santa Ana.

Wood Storks up ahead!  They have been a little late for me this year.  I wasn't too worried about flushing them as I knew they would just go over to the other pond.

I studied these two teal in eclipse plumage.  I guess they are Blue-winged Teal.  I don't think the bill is large enough for Cinnamon.

Four Long-billed Dowitchers and a Stilt Sandpiper.

Young Tricolored Heron.

Lastly a "clacking" Ringed Kingfisher.

Then I got rained on and the almost dry trail turned back into tacky mud.  I was getting hot anyway.

Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Hidalgo, Texas, US
Aug 17, 2016 8:20 AM - 11:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Tour road to Pintail Lakes
66 species (+3 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (fulgens) 30
Blue-winged Teal 2
Plain Chachalaca 6
Least Grebe 6
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Wood Stork 51
Neotropic Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3
Great Egret 14
Snowy Egret 12
Little Blue Heron 2
Tricolored Heron 3
Cattle Egret (Western) 1
Green Heron 2
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 3
White Ibis 25
Gray Hawk 1
Common Gallinule (American) 1
American Coot (Red-shielded) 2
Black-necked Stilt (Black-necked) 8
Killdeer 1
Upland Sandpiper 1
Stilt Sandpiper 4
Least Sandpiper 6
Western Sandpiper 1
Long-billed Dowitcher 4
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Inca Dove 1
Common Ground-Dove 5
White-tipped Dove 2
White-winged Dove 30
Mourning Dove 8
Groove-billed Ani 5
Greater Roadrunner 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1
Ringed Kingfisher 1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Northern) 5
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet 2
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 2
Least Flycatcher 1
Brown-crested Flycatcher 3
Myiarchus sp. 1
Great Kiskadee 2
Tropical Kingbird 2
Couch's Kingbird 5
Tropical/Couch's Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 3
Green Jay (Green) 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 5
Purple Martin 5
Barn Swallow 1
Cave Swallow (Texas) 25
Black-crested Titmouse 5
Verdin 2
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Olive Sparrow 5
Northern Cardinal 1
Dickcissel 12
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Great-tailed Grackle 5
Altamira Oriole 2
Lesser Goldfinch 2

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