Date: 9/13/17 5:11 am From: Jack Chiles <chilesjack995...> Subject: [texbirds] Tuesday morning bird census, Hagerman NWR.
On a cool mid September day we finished with 60 species. It was a very enjoyable day. Passerines were scarce but there was an abundance of Egrets and Herons. We found Green Herons at Meadow Pond. There was a Tricolored Heron in Muleshoe Marsh. The two juvenile Brown Pelicans were still present, sitting on a snag off the end of Plover Pad. We found a Sora feeding amongst the cattails in Steedman Marsh along with White-faced Ibis, Blue-winged Teals, Green-winged Teals, Mallards, Egrets and one each Greater Yellowlegs and Long-billed Dowitcher. In the cattails in Mineral Marsh we found 2 mature and 1 immature Black-crowned Night-Herons. We saw Belted Kingfishers in Deaver Pond and Fisherman's Pond. On the road to Sandy Point we had great looks at a Pileated Woodpecker sitting near the top of a dead tree. We saw an early season Northern Harrier and a Northern Flicker. http://ebird.org/ebird/iss/view/checklist/S39146379 Jack Chiles, Texas Master Naturalist and volunteer Hagerman NWR.