Date: 9/11/20 6:16 pm From: Mark Lockwood <mwlockwood402...> Subject: [texbirds] Balmorhea area - 11 September
This afternoon I birded around what is left of Balmorhea Lake and spend much of the afternoon at a water puddle near Sandia Wetlands that Cecilia Riley and Mike Gray alerted me to. The birding today was nothing short of astounding. I have never seen so many landbird migrants. Nothing really unusual, just big numbers for the Trans-Pecos. Highlights included:
I have never seen anything like this before in the Trans-Pecos. Mike and Cecilia also had a Black-throsted Gray Warbler. The numbers of Spizella sparrows, Wilson"s and Yellow-rumped Warblers in the area was likely 10 times what is reported here.
I put a few photos of individual birds on my Flickr page for those interested.