Friday, January 25, 2019

Progreso Lakes yard, 1/25/19

Tomorrow is supposed to be rainy so I wanted to go somewhere today.  But I kept seeing birds in our Progreso Lakes yard evrytime I looked out the window so I just stayed put in the yard.  Our bird bath in our little native brush patch was particularly busy.  I take a lot of pride in this.  Just two years ago this was nothing but St. Augustine grass.  Now I have a little diverse community of native plants, insects, reptiles and birds.  My wintering Lincoln's Sparrow was joined by a second today.

Six species of warblers came in for a dip.  Here's a Wilson's Warbler.

This was our first Nashville Warbler of the year but the shot through the window wasn't too great.

The Common Yellowthroat is usually in our neighbor's yard.

Hard to tell how many Yellow-rumped warblers visited.

I think this is the "taiga" subspecies of Orange-crowned Warbler.

The House Wren that owns the brush patch was joined by a Carolina Wren.

One of the Black-crested Titmice foraged in the potato tree.

This Blue-headed Vireo has been a regular in the yard lately.

This young Vermilion Flycatcher was across the resaca today but was in the front yard yesterday.

Out on the resaca we had our first Northern Pintail of the year.

Plenty of night-herons and cormorants on the other side.

Finally got a Fulvous-whistling Duck for the year.

Finished the morning with 62 species.

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (fulgens)  1500
Fulvous Whistling-Duck  1
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)  3
Blue-winged Teal  2
Northern Pintail  1
Lesser Scaup  2
Plain Chachalaca  1
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove  3
Inca Dove  4
Common Ground-Dove  2
Mourning Dove  30
Black-chinned Hummingbird  1
Buff-bellied Hummingbird (Northern)  1
Common Gallinule (American)  1
American Coot (Red-shielded)  1
Caspian Tern  1
Neotropic Cormorant  20
Double-crested Cormorant  4
American White Pelican  13
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  1
Snowy Egret  9
Cattle Egret (Western)  11
Green Heron  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  11
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  5
Roseate Spoonbill  3
Turkey Vulture  5
Osprey (carolinensis)  1
White-tailed Kite  1
Red-shouldered Hawk (lineatus Group)  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Ringed Kingfisher  1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Northern)  3
Ladder-backed Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Vermilion Flycatcher  1
Great Kiskadee  2
Tropical Kingbird  1
Loggerhead Shrike  1
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Green Jay (Green)  2
Tree Swallow  1
Black-crested Titmouse  2
House Wren (Northern)  1
Carolina Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  8
Lark Sparrow  1
Lincoln's Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird  80
Bronzed Cowbird (Bronzed)  1
Bronzed/Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Great-tailed Grackle  1
Orange-crowned Warbler  3
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  4
Yellow-throated Warbler  1
Wilson's Warbler  2
House Sparrow  2

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