We've had Sleepy Oranges, Western Pygmy-Blues, American Snout, Mexican Yellows, Checkered Whites and the occasional something-else that would careen past us on a windy day, but the birds are really hopping!
Highlights from around town, in no particular order:
Great Horned Owl
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher (a pair at the Marathon Motel)
Allen's Hummingbird (back after a few day's absence - Black-chinned has been gone since Wednesday)
12 December: We received a call from Steve Gross, and up at the Prairie Dog town on 385 a few minutes N. of Marathon....
Ferruginous Hawk finally! First of the season for us.... well from Steve ..
Chestnut-collared Longspurs, 150 of them!
We should head up there soon... so much attention southward.
The Tufted Flycatcher in the park is luring a lot of people out and there have been reports of Golden Eagle from the Davis Mountains and Red-throated Loons near Pecos. It's great to have so many more eyes out here!
An interesting link from TPWD: Hummingbirds of the Trans-Pecos - namely, a list of those needing to be documented and those not needing to be documented. Interessant.