Date: 2/24/18 11:18 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Feb 24, 2018
Good afternoon, Texbirders,
The breezes blew across Santa Ana this morning, moving a lot of water across Willow Lakes. The highlight of the morning was the opportunity to watch an Osprey attempt to fish against the wind. Time and time again it hovered quickly, dove and came up empty. The wind was just too much! Finally, it gave up and found a relatively quiet cove, took a bath, and preened its rather wind-battered feathers. What a treat to enjoy nature in all of its glory.
Come share the joy Monday through Saturday, 8:30 am.
John and Sue Ewan
USFWS volunteers.
Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Feb 24, 2018 8:17 AM - 12:13 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.35 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk Willow trail
37 species

Cinnamon Teal 2
Gadwall 43
Plain Chachalaca 2
Least Grebe 4
Black Vulture 3
Turkey Vulture 7
Osprey 1
Harris's Hawk 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
American Coot 36
Killdeer 1
White-tipped Dove 3
Mourning Dove 3
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 4
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 3
Crested Caracara 1
American Kestrel 1
Great Kiskadee 4
White-eyed Vireo 2 Heard only
Green Jay 9
Tree Swallow 8
Black-crested Titmouse 14
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Clay-colored Thrush 1
European Starling 2
Orange-crowned Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Olive Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 1
Lincoln's Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Altamira Oriole 4
Red-winged Blackbird 61

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