Date: 9/22/19 8:50 pm
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Austin Area Rare Bird Alert for 20 SEP 2019
Dear Texbirds,

This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert that has been updated through
9/21/2019. To report rare or unusual bird sightings in the Austin area,
provide recent sighting updates, or inquire about location details on birds
listed below, please send an email to *<justin.bosler...>
<justin.bosler...>*. If submitting a bird sighting, please include
species name, location details, and contact information. County names below
are in italics.

A ZONE-TAILED HAWK was reported from S. Walnut Avenue on the south side of
New Braunfels, *Guadalupe*, on 9/21. A Travis Audubon bird walk at Commons
Ford Ranch Metro Park in *Travis* spied an adult ZONE-TAILED HAWK on 9/17.

Three COMMON GALLINULES were photographed at the Foxhollow Road (CR 62)
ponds near Niederwald, *Caldwell*, on 9/21.

Perhaps continuing from the previous week or new arrivals were two
RED-NECKED PHALAROPES on Pond 1W at Hornsby Bend WTP, *Travis*, through

A late adult male BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD was reported from a private
residence near Luling, *Gonzales*, on 9/19.

The now-resident BLACK PHOEBE was reported from downstream of the grotto at
Hamilton Pool Preserve, *Travis*, on 9/20.

A late WESTERN KINGBIRD was well studied at Hornsby Bend WTP, *Travis*, on

Rare in fall, a SWAINSON’S THRUSH was photographed in a backyard in south
Austin, *Travis*, on 9/19.

An immature BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was well photographed at Guadalupe River
State Park near Spring Branch, *Comal*, on 9/19.

At least one and as many as two BULLOCK’S ORIOLES were photographed on Lake
Creek Trail near Anderson Mill, *Williamson*, on 9/21.

A BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER was photographed at private residence west of
Sisterdale, *Kendall*, on 9/21.

The male CAPE MAY WARBLER at Hornsby Bend WTP, *Travis*, was last reported
on 9/14.

Best birding!

Justin Bosler
Austin, Texas

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