Tuesday, January 31, 2012

BBNP - Northern Parula winters.

A refreshing morning was spent puttering through Rio Grande Village and somewhat-accurate numbers are below (this is a compilation of three lists). Of note, primarily, was a second-year male Northern Parula. He was first photographed by Brandon Percival as a mere first-year bird on Dec. 30, 2011 and refound and photographed by Steve Collins on Jan. 8, 2012 so it's a rather well documented individual! Between Dec. 30 and Jan. 31 the creature went from hatch-year's subtle beauty to looking boldly dapper.

2 Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
1 Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
1 American Coot Fulica americana
1 White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
2 White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis
2 Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons
2 Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
1 Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) Colaptes auratus
1 Gray Flycatcher Empidonax wrightii
1 Dusky Flycatcher Empidonax oberholseri
2 Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
2 Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
1 Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) Colaptes auratus
3 Verdin Auriparus flaviceps
1 Brown Creeper Certhia americana
1 Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
3 Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
1 Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
3 Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Polioptila melanura
2 Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
1 Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
1 Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
1 Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
X Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum (heard only.)
3 Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
1 Northern Parula Setophaga americana
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
1 Rufous-crowned Sparrow Aimophila ruficeps
10 Brewer's Sparrow Spizella breweri
3 Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata
1 Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
1 Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
5 White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
1 Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
6 Pyrrhuloxia Cardinalis sinuatus
X American Goldfinch Spinus tristis (heard one group only.)

Northern Parula (Setophaga americana), male

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