Sunday, July 1, 2012

Post Park, 1 July 2012

Unless things were heard only, almost everything was carrying food or nesting material!

2 Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo heard only
15 Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
2 American Coot Fulica americana
2 Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
10 White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
2 Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
1 Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
1 hummingbird sp. Trochilidae sp.
6 Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons
2 Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
8 Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
1 Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens
12 Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis
4 Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii
12 Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
4 Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
6 Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
4 European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
3 Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens
2 Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
7 Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
3 Painted Bunting Passerina ciris
6 Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
6 Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
4 Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus
2 Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
8 Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
1 House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus

28 species

...very low diversity, but for the morning after a dance, not bad!


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    1. hehehe this 'low-diveristy' day would severe injuries from face-melting and heart exploding for a Phoenician like myself, and so many are nesting! It's like Noah's Ark just dumped off all the good stuff around y'all.

      Do Rose-throated Becards ever turn up in that part of Texas?
      How about Brown Jays?

      It seems like you all pull in lots of other rare migrants, but not so much of the rarer southern Texas birds. Maybe some Anis?

    2. We can have ice packs on hand if you give us fair warning for your trip out - it might help with the face melting? =)

      Rose-throated Becards are good birds for south Texas, they'd be mind-blowing up here; Groove-billed Ani, on the other hand, isn't earth shattering news... but is still rare enough to cause an influx of birders. (Dec. 2010 was when we had the most sightings of one bird around Marathon - )

      We're more than happy to lure in the crazy LRGV birds, it's just that that hasn't happened... yet!