Sunday, March 20, 2011

Post Park bird walk

This morning's bird walk was quite well attended; Matt and I were joined by a repeat guest as well as two more locals and one fellow from PA. Age range was 3 to 70, so an informal time was had by all!

Location name: Marathon- Ft. Peña Colorado Pk (The Post), Brewster, US-TX

Species for informal bird walk:

2 Wild Turkey
20 Turkey Vulture
6 American Coot
2 Killdeer
15 White-winged Dove
12 Golden-fronted Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
2 Say's Phoebe
1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
2 Violet-green Swallow
3 Barn Swallow
3 Cactus Wren
1 Marsh Wren
3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 Northern Mockingbird
2 Curve-billed Thrasher
12 European Starling
2 American Pipit
2 Orange-crowned Warbler
10 Canyon Towhee
10 Chipping Sparrow
2 Savannah Sparrow
2 Lincoln's Sparrow
20 White-crowned Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal
1 meadowlark sp.
25 House Finch
5 Lesser Goldfinch

Total species reported: 28

And some incidental observations - and a few unusual finds among them! No duplicates are listed, just species not seen during the bird walk.

Post Road species list:

1 Wilson's Snipe (passing through)
1 Greater Roadrunner
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Black-and-white Warbler (first of season)

Total species reported: 4

Otherwise, of note locally we've had Black-chinned Hummingbirds investigating our feeders and a female Anna's Hummingbird as well. One Willow Flycatcher was seen near the pond at the Marathon Motel yesterday and Cave Swallows are definitely back in the area!

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