Date: 7/21/20 11:15 am
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: probable Blue-and-white Swallow, Hidalgo County
Cool. Been years since I have seen them, but see nothing to argue with
regarding the find.. Definitely not a Mangrove IMHO though we need one of
those too. :-) Great find Dan!

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 1:06 PM Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
wrote:

> 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.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>>
>>
>> Fred
>>
>>
>>
>> *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?
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi Fred,
>>
>>
>>
>> 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.
>>
>>
>>
>> Standing by,
>>
>>
>>
>> Justin Bosler
>>
>> Austin, Texas
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 12:09 PM Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <
>> <Fred.Collins...> wrote:
>>
>> Any more on this bird today?
>>
>>
>>
>> *Fred Collins*
>>
>> Director, Kleb Woods Nature Preserve
>>
>> 20303 Draper Road
>>
>> Tomball, Texas 77377
>>
>>
>>
>> *Commissioner Steve Radack*
>>
>> Precinct 3, Harris County
>>
>> www.pct3.com
>> <https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pct3.com%2F&data=02%7C01%<7CFred.Collins...>%7Ce04bda9a031e4b204bea08d82d99c716%7C0d9bc79c581b4477acf78d70dd3e555a%7C0%7C0%7C637309485783902587&sdata=HTpwoE5R66%2FMI%2BwNUfPkXY8dgFu5KQE7FOcOe893jTQ%3D&reserved=0>
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>>
>>
>>

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Brush Freeman
<http://www.biospatialsevices.com>
Utley & Cedar Park, Texas

 
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