Date: 4/1/17 7:18 am From: Christian Walker <christian.walker...> Subject: [texbirds] St. Edwards Park, Austin TX - Hooded Warbler
Hey there, I went birding at St. Edward’s Park in NW Austin yesterday morning before work. Golden-cheeked Warblers were singing in multiple locations, and almost immediately heard a warbler chipping in the brush right by the main parking lot. It sounded a bit like a waterthrush chip, but not as bright and sharp. I went into the bushes as best I could and got good brief looks at a male Hooded Warbler. A little surprising to see this on the west side of town. Also found nesting Cooper’s Hawks, a singing Blue-headed Vireo, and heard-only Winter Wren, Nashville Warblers, and Black-and-white Warblers. There was a leucistic male Norther Cardinal that looked just like a Pyrrhuloxia in pattern, but still had a large orange bill and cardinal shape.
Christian Walker Independent Adjuster Irving, Texas (512) 431-2495
St. Edwards Pk (NW Austin), Travis, Texas, US Mar 31, 2017 7:01 AM - 8:21 AM Protocol: Traveling 0.5 mile(s) Comments: Clear calm around 50 degrees 24 species (+2 other taxa)
Great Blue Heron 3 Flying high together Black Vulture 10 Cooper's Hawk 2 Found nest White-winged Dove 1 Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird 1 White-eyed Vireo 8 Blue-headed Vireo 1 American Crow 4 Carolina Chickadee 1 Tufted x Black-crested Titmouse (hybrid) 3 Winter Wren 1 Singing across creek Carolina Wren 6 Bewick's Wren 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4 Cedar Waxwing 15 Black-and-white Warbler 1 HO Nashville Warbler 2 HO Hooded Warbler 1 Male calling bright chip call. Not as sharp as waterthrush which I thought it might be at first. Followed sound into thicket and got brief visual of yellow warbler close to ground with full black hood and white in tail. Flicked/flashes tail while foraging so that I was able to see the white in the retrices. In thickets by main parking area Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1 Golden-cheeked Warbler 5 White-throated Sparrow 5 Lincoln's Sparrow 1 Northern Cardinal 12 Including one leucistic male that looks just like a PYRR House Finch 1 Lesser Goldfinch 3