Date: 9/14/20 7:35 pm From: Robert L. Reeves <birder.reeves...> Subject: [texbirds] Re: Very good numbers of Wilson's Warbler in Lubbock
Much farther east and south, I had 5 or 6 along the park road that runs behind the Hwy. 290 rest stop across the Pedernales R. from the LBJ Ranch just east of Stonewall. I probably could've found more if I had covered more territory.
Robert Reeves Pflugerville, TX
On Sat, Sep 12, 2020, 11:35 AM Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> wrote:
> Greetings All: > > Aside from hummingbirds, what really stood out about Clapp Park this > morning was the number of Wilson's Warblers at the site. There are > four spots at the site where warblers can bathe and I had eight, six, > four, and four Wilson's Warblers at these spots alone. Additionally I > had at least six in the sunflowers along the west edge of the main > playa, three at shrubhenge, two in willows along the east edge of the > northeast playa, at least six along the dike, two in the willows at > the north end of the park, and five in the arboretum. > > That makes for at least forty-six (and as I wasn't tallying > incidentals encountered along my route - to minimize the likelihood of > double-counting this is a minimum count) Wilson's Warblers at the > site. > > This is evocative of numbers we used to encounter at favorable sites > in the late 1990s/early 2000s! > > It is also consistent with other reports, including one from Mark > Lockwood at Lake Balmorhea, of unusually high numbers of Wilson's > Warblers. > > Anthony Hewetson; Lubbock > Edit your Freelists account settings for TEXBIRDS at > http://www.freelists.org/list/texbirds > > Reposting of traffic from TEXBIRDS is prohibited without seeking > permission > from the List Owner > > >