Sunday, August 14, 2011

Louisiana Waterthrush at Post Park

Matt's Texbirds post:

This morning during our Sunday Morning Birdwalk we enjoyed some early Fall Migrants at Post Park.

The best bird by far was LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH. I got good looks at this individual, an excellent species out here.
There were ~ 6 Yellow Warblers, 2 Warbling Vireos, a continuing female Black-and-White, a Willow Flycatcher. A single possible Solitary SP seen as flyover by Heidi.

We observed 20+ Upland Sandpipers fly overhead. Heard several more, as usual.

We have had 3 days of rain. Finally. A couple have been continuous soakers from mid-afternoon through the night.

The water at Post Park has enjoyed hectares worth of accumulating "nitrates" wash down the watershed it would seem. Low oxygen levels and fish-kill happening at the moment.

So, its starting to mix up bird-wise in the area. Still many Western Tanagers in town, with Scott's and Orchard Orioles. Haven't seen the Bullock's Oriole family in awhile. But, they may be feeding out back as I type.

Regionally the hummingbirds have been loverly. We've had Rufous in the yard, and several green-backed. A report of a Ruby-throat in Alpine a week ago. Calliope in Alpine and CDRI, a few miles before Ft. Davis. Certainly Broad-tailed HB's in the area. I may be forgetting something here and there.


X Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
1 American Coot Fulica americana
20 Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
5 White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
4 Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
1 Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus
1 Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis
2 hummingbird sp. Trochilidae sp.
10 Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons
2 Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
1 Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii
6 Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
4 Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii
2 Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
10 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
3 Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
3 Cactus Wren Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
2 Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Polioptila melanura
3 Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre
3 European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
1 Louisiana Waterthrush Parkesia motacilla
1 Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
3 Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
1 Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens
7 Canyon Towhee Melozone fusca
5 Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata
2 Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
6 Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
7 Painted Bunting Passerina ciris
5 Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
3 Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
1 House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus

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