Date: 7/21/20 11:06 am
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: probable Blue-and-white Swallow, Hidalgo County
Texbirds,

In the checklist below, you'll find the latest photos of the swallow from
this morning. It was seen up until 8:30 AM (according to Justin LeClaire).
The dainty size and blackish vent/crissum are indicative of Blue-and-white
Swallow and rule out *Tachycineta* swallows, Tree and Mangrove among
others. Dan Jones obtained flight photos that might show feather wear and
molt or the lack of molt (which is to be expected on an Austral species in
July and can help in subspecific ID) along with underwing plumage and tail
shape. It's suspected to be the highly migratory southern race, *Pygochelidon
cyanoleuca patagonica*

https://ebird.org/checklist/S71693627

Best regards,

Justin Bosler
Austin, Texas

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 12:26 PM Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <
<Fred.Collins...> wrote:

> Thanks for that. I was not aware of those restrictions. Too bad, not often
> a swallow will stay put.
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> Thanks,
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> Fred
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> *From:* Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:16 PM
> *To:* Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <Fred.Collins...>
> *Cc:* 4 Texbirds Maillist <texbirds...>
> *Subject:* Re: [texbirds] Any word on the Blue and White Swallow?
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> Hi Fred,
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> Thanks for creating an email thread regarding this very remarkable find,
> if proven to be a Blue-and-white Swallow of South American origin. Yes, it
> was seen by multiple birders this morning. The location is a private
> community so a lot of us are waiting to hear whether public access will be
> granted and how that will work given a number of complications, most
> notably a shelter-in-place order in Hidalgo County.
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> Standing by,
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> Justin Bosler
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> Austin, Texas
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> On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 12:09 PM Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <
> <Fred.Collins...> wrote:
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> Any more on this bird today?
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> *Fred Collins*
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> Director, Kleb Woods Nature Preserve
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> 20303 Draper Road
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> Tomball, Texas 77377
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> *Commissioner Steve Radack*
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> Precinct 3, Harris County
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> www.pct3.com
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