Monday, June 20, 2011

Blackpoll Warbler in Alpine

My bleary-eyed attempt to make it from the parking lot to class was thwarted by an adult male Blackpoll Warbler (Dendroica striata). I did make it to class on time, even managed to get a blurry photo of the little fellow in the process. My attempt to relocate it during my lunch break was unsuccessful though. The list of stuff from lunch is below - I guess the Chipping Sparrows from a month ago have taken off, or been outnumbered by the buntings and grosbeaks...

For an idea of why Blackpoll is such a cool bird here, check ebird's map

...but here's another handy image:


Yeah; not so much in west Texas!

Sul Ross campus, Brewster County, Texas, US
Date and Effort
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:30 PM

Duration: 45 minute(s)

2 Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
4 Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
2 White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
5 Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri
1 Western Wood-Pewee Contopus sordidulus
2 Cassin's Kingbird Tyrannus vociferans
1 raven sp. Corvus sp. (raven sp.)
2 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
8 Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
2 Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
2 Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus
25 Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
20 Painted Bunting Passerina ciris
1 Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
6 Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
30 House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus
25 Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
20 House Sparrow Passer domesticus

....BPWA photo to be posted after class!

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