Date: 7/2/18 1:19 pm From: David Sarkozi <david...> Subject: [texbirds] Liberty County today
I added 6 species to my Liberty County total today to reach 104 species. Than brings me to 44 counties at 100 or more. The six I added were Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Dickcissel, Great Crested Flycatcher, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Great-tailed Grackle, and Laughing Gull. I also had a calling Acadian Flycatcher and a Prothonotary Warbler in Liberty Municipal Park
Of interest is CR486 that runs north from Mont Belvieu parallel and east of TX146, Great-tailed Grackle and Dickcissel where common here. It runs thought fallow and active rice fields and maybe some turf/hay farms and should be worth checking in migration for shore birds.
For what it's worth the Champion Lake Tract of Trinity River NWR is closed at this time due to a culvert at the entrance that was damaged in Harvey and has further collapsed. The refuge is waiting on the engineering of the replacement that is taking an extended time.
-- David Sarkozi Houston, TX (713) 412-4409 twitter ID dsarkozi