Date: 3/1/18 11:07 am
From: Sue Ewan <ewans...>
Subject: [texbirds] FW: eBird Report - Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Mar 1, 2018
Afternoon, Texbirders,
It has been a beautiful morning at Santa Ana, a little windy, but a lovely day for a walk. One highlight was the opportunity to watch a pair of Peregrine Falcons stoop on a Tree Swallow – though the swallow didn’t rise from the treetops, the falcons didn’t go back to pick it up. Also, out at Pintail Lakes, we got good looks at several Crested Caracara, flowing with the thermals, and observed a Great Egret lift into the wind and actually make progress against it. The wind seemed to rule the day, and everyone’s behavior changed because of it, ours included! Walks continue daily except Sunday, 8:30 am – everyone is welcome.
John and Sue Ewan
USFWS Volunteers
Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, US
Mar 1, 2018 8:20 AM - 11:44 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.47 mile(s)
Comments: Morning bird walk
44 species

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck 2 Flyover
Blue-winged Teal 16
Northern Shoveler 22
Gadwall 15
American Wigeon 1
Mottled Duck 2
Green-winged Teal 5
Ring-necked Duck 1
Lesser Scaup 2
Ruddy Duck 1
Least Grebe 4
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Neotropic Cormorant 2
Great Egret 1
White-faced Ibis 1
Turkey Vulture 7
Cooper's Hawk 1
American Coot 35
Killdeer 5
Least Sandpiper 3
Greater Yellowlegs 1
White-tipped Dove 2
Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Golden-fronted Woodpecker 4
Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
Crested Caracara 3
Peregrine Falcon 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Kiskadee 5
White-eyed Vireo 2
Green Jay 6
Tree Swallow 5
Black-crested Titmouse 1
Verdin 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Clay-colored Thrush 1
European Starling 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Altamira Oriole 1
Red-winged Blackbird 53
Great-tailed Grackle 2

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