It was cavorting with a flock of Indigo Buntings and a young White-crowned Sparrow.
Meanwhile a few feet away, a first fall female Cape May Warbler was found. I think this plumage is a first for me.
In the same clump of trees was this Bewick's Wren. I don't remember ever seeing one of these on SPI. It seems browned than the ones I normally see out in the brush country. I wonder where it's from.
And under that group of trees was a skulking Curve-billed Thrasher. What's up with that? Another species that I only see out in the dryer parts of the brush. This is consistent with the large number of Long-billed Thrashers that have been seen on the Island lately. Not to mention Pyrrhuloxias. A Green-tailed Towhee was also seen at Sheepshead last week. Something is going on this fall.
Well I'm off leading trips for the Texas Butterfly Festival for a couple of days and then it's the RGV Birding Festival. I bet more cool stuff will be found.
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