TEXBIRDS
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5/24/17 6:12 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] South Padre Island - Yellow-green Vireo
5/24/17 5:48 pm Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Nice day on the UTC, red-necked phalarope, surf scoter, baby black rails, odd seagulls
5/24/17 3:47 pm Cecilia-home <criley02...> [texbirds] Re: Big Bend Area 5/19-22
5/24/17 3:38 pm Jon McIntyre <mcintyrebirds...> [texbirds] Big Bend Area 5/19-22
5/24/17 12:20 pm SeEttaM . <seettam...> [texbirds] Re: Yellow-green Vireo, Sheepshead lot SPI
5/24/17 12:07 pm Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Crosby County highlights - Sunday
5/24/17 11:22 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Lynn County highlights from Saturday
5/24/17 11:09 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Highlights from some night driving - 19 May 2017
5/24/17 8:48 am SeEttaM . <seettam...> [texbirds] Re: Yellow-green Vireo, Sheepshead lot SPI
5/24/17 7:06 am MARTIN HAGNE <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender martinhagne for DMARC) [texbirds] Re: Left Sibley's guide @ Quintana this afternoon.
5/24/17 6:08 am Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC) [texbirds] Yellow Green Vireo @ Quintana
5/24/17 4:57 am Steve Gast <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender segast23 for DMARC) [texbirds] Re: Birds of Big Bend
5/24/17 4:51 am Steve Gast <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender segast23 for DMARC) [texbirds] Re: Birds of Big Bend
5/23/17 8:37 pm Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] Re: "Fall" migration is already underway: Long-billed Curlew
5/23/17 8:27 pm Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...> [texbirds] Re: Barred Owls in the Trans-Pecos
5/23/17 8:17 pm Kelly Bryan <kelly.b.bryan...> [texbirds] Re: Barred Owls in the Trans-Pecos
5/23/17 7:50 pm justin.bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] Re: "Fall" migration is already underway: Long-billed Curlew
5/23/17 7:40 pm justin.bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] Re: "Fall" migration is already underway: Long-billed Curlew
5/23/17 7:30 pm Fred Collins <fcndc...> [texbirds] Re: Barred Owls in the Trans-Pecos
5/23/17 7:12 pm Dale Ohl <lsdolls...> [texbirds] Barred Owls in the Trans-Pecos
5/23/17 6:03 pm David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update, 466 Texas Birds
5/23/17 5:57 pm Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC) [texbirds] Left Sibley's guide @ Quintana this afternoon.
5/23/17 3:58 pm Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] Re: Birds of Big Bend
5/23/17 3:52 pm Joe Fischer <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender fischer13 for DMARC) [texbirds] Re: Birds of Big Bend
5/23/17 3:50 pm Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] Re: "Fall" migration is already underway: Long-billed Curlew
5/23/17 3:31 pm Charles W. Easley <cwebirds...> [texbirds] Re: Birds of Big Bend
5/23/17 3:24 pm Keith Arnold <kbarnold2...> [texbirds] Re: "Fall" migration is already underway: Long-billed Curlew
5/23/17 3:16 pm Cameron Carver <c.o.carver...> [texbirds] Re: "Fall" migration is already underway: Long-billed Curlew
5/23/17 3:13 pm Tom Langschied <TLangschied...> [texbirds] Blue Jay at Norias division of King Ranch - 05/19
5/23/17 1:02 pm Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] Yellow-green Vireo, Sheepshead lot SPI
5/23/17 12:59 pm Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] "Fall" migration is already underway: Long-billed Curlew
5/23/17 12:34 pm Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC) [texbirds] Cedar Waxwings @ Quintana
5/23/17 9:34 am Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC) [texbirds] Yellow-bellied Flycatcher @ Quintana
5/23/17 9:14 am David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Dusky-capped Flycatcher Big Bend NP
5/23/17 8:35 am Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <FCollins...> [texbirds] Birds of Big Bend
5/23/17 8:34 am Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <FCollins...> [texbirds] Re: Birds of Big Bend
5/22/17 5:24 pm Robert Becker <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender robertjbecker for DMARC) [texbirds] Birds of Big Bend
5/22/17 2:57 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 5-22-17 Mourning Warbler, Black-throated-green Warbler @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5/22/17 2:23 pm GCBO <sheath...> [texbirds] Yellow-green vireo at Quintana
5/22/17 6:57 am Kleb Woods (Commissioner Pct. 3) <KlebWoods...> [texbirds] Kleb Woods Program - Birding the Katy Prairie in Summer
5/21/17 4:03 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 5-21-17 TEN warbler sp @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5/21/17 9:07 am Crystal Datri <cdatri4...> [texbirds] Re: Looking for kites yesterday
5/21/17 9:06 am sandfalcon1 . <sandfalcon...> [texbirds] Common Goldeneye Hagerman NWR 5/20/2017
5/20/17 5:51 pm Brian Sheehan <osuwildlifer...> [texbirds] NW Austin backyard
5/20/17 4:46 pm Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Looking for kites yesterday
5/20/17 2:53 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Boca Chica & Black-throated Blue
5/20/17 2:12 am Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Birder Patrol Trip Saturday May 27th
5/18/17 10:09 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 5-18-17 McGillivray's Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Canada Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5/18/17 9:34 am Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Water bird pictures from Tuesday, Coast and Dike
5/18/17 9:02 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Lynn County Highlights from 14 May 2017
5/18/17 8:50 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Crosby County Highlights from 13 May 2017
5/18/17 8:37 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Lubbock area highlights - first week of May
5/17/17 11:51 am SeEttaM . <seettam...> [texbirds] Nestling N Beardless Tyrranulet at Estero Llamo Grande SP in Weslaco
5/17/17 11:09 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 5-17-17 McGillivray's Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Canada Warbler @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5/17/17 8:10 am Lisa Cole <lcole...> [texbirds] Re: Denton Co. LLELA walk May 13 results
5/17/17 8:09 am Jack Chiles <chilesjack995...> [texbirds] Correction for Bird Census post, Hagerman NWR.
5/17/17 8:09 am David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Fwd: texbirds: post needs approval
5/16/17 6:27 pm Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Bolivar, east beach and texas city today, gulls and shorebirds
5/16/17 6:19 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 5-16-17 MacGillivray's + 10 @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5/16/17 5:05 pm David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update 457 Species
5/16/17 12:47 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 5-16-17 McGillivray's Warbler +9 @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5/15/17 8:35 pm Chuck Davis <chuck...> [texbirds] Baytown Nature Center Bird Count; Thursday, May 18th
5/15/17 7:01 pm Susan Yost <sdyost...> [texbirds] Denton Co. LLELA walk May 13 results
5/15/17 4:18 pm Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...> [texbirds] Re: Austin Area Rare Bird Alert
5/15/17 3:58 pm Arman Moreno <armanmorenobirds...> [texbirds] Austin Area Rare Bird Alert
5/15/17 3:12 pm Dan Smith <dan...> [texbirds] Re: Spring shift throws songsters off their timing
5/15/17 2:54 pm Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Re: Spring shift throws songsters off their timing
5/15/17 1:21 pm Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Last week pictures, mostly shorebirds and terns and a duck
5/15/17 5:26 am Dan Smith <dan...> [texbirds] Spring shift throws songsters off their timing
5/14/17 5:03 pm David McDonald <dkmmdpa...> [texbirds] Mississippi Kite in yard
5/14/17 1:10 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 5-14-17 GW, MO, CA, TEN warbler @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5/14/17 8:48 am Frank Farese <fjfarese...> [texbirds] Re: Quintana hopping today
5/14/17 8:44 am <dmarc-noreply-outsider...> (Redacted sender darrellwcochran for DMARC) [texbirds] Re: Gnatcatcher ID
5/14/17 8:44 am Jim Baines <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender job2458 for DMARC) [texbirds] Black-capped vireo
5/14/17 7:44 am Lora Render <lorarend...> [texbirds] Re: [SATXbirds] Gnatcatcher ID
5/14/17 7:05 am Lora Render <lorarend...> [texbirds] Re: [SATXbirds] Gnatcatcher ID [2 Attachments]
5/14/17 6:57 am Lora Render <lorarend...> [texbirds] Re: [SATXbirds] Gnatcatcher ID [2 Attachments]
5/13/17 9:29 pm Lora Render <lorarend...> [texbirds] Re: [SATXbirds] Gnatcatcher ID [2 Attachments]
5/13/17 8:35 pm Lora Render <lorarend...> [texbirds] Gnatcatcher ID
5/13/17 3:59 pm Margaret Sloan <laumakani...> [texbirds] Re: Quintana hopping today
5/13/17 2:48 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 5-13-17 Golden-winged, Mourning, Canada, Blackburnian @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5/13/17 8:42 am PJS <pjsmolen...> [texbirds] Re: Quintana hopping today
5/12/17 8:01 pm Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Lubbock Area Birding Summary for April - Long
5/12/17 6:15 pm Joe Fischer <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender fischer13 for DMARC) [texbirds] Quintana hopping today
5/12/17 5:25 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 5-12-17 Mourning,Golden-winged,Blackburnian,Magnolia @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5/12/17 9:25 am Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC) [texbirds] Fwd: Birds at LaFittes
5/12/17 9:07 am Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC) [texbirds] Birds at LaFittes
5/12/17 8:35 am Christian Walker <christian.walker...> [texbirds] Keneteso Park, Cooke Co - 10 warbler sp, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Philadelphia Vireo
5/12/17 6:23 am Kleb Woods (Commissioner Pct. 3) <KlebWoods...> [texbirds] Kleb Woods Senior Birding Bus Trips
5/11/17 10:02 pm Nathaniel Nye <nathaniel.nye...> [texbirds] Cool roadside sighting, Large plover ID?
5/11/17 7:52 pm David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update, The Bowl 453 Species
5/11/17 1:42 pm Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Coastal birding yesterday, windy but good birds
5/10/17 6:26 pm Rich Kostecke <rkostecke...> [texbirds] Davis Mountains Preserve, Jeff Davis County, TX 5/7 and 5/8 2017
5/10/17 5:55 pm Rich Kostecke <rkostecke...> [texbirds] Rufous-capped Warblers at Devils River, Val Verde Co., TX 5/2/17
5/10/17 5:25 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 5-10-17 Kentucky Warbler @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5/10/17 4:02 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] RFI South of Estero Llano Grande
5/10/17 9:19 am Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] Re: Tufted Flycatcher in the high Chisos Mts in Big Bend National Park
5/9/17 7:49 pm David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update, Lesser Prairie-Chicken 448 species
5/9/17 6:06 pm Sebastian C <sc11birds...> [texbirds] House Sparrow Fledgling Observation 5/9/17
5/9/17 5:25 pm Eric Carpenter <ecarpe...> [texbirds] Re: Tufted Flycatcher in the high Chisos Mts in Big Bend National Park
5/9/17 4:33 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 5-9-17 TEN warbler sp @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5/9/17 12:39 pm Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Pictures from the coast last week
5/9/17 7:38 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 5-9-17 TEN warblers @ 936 a.m. @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5/8/17 8:14 pm David McDonald <dkmmdpa...> [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
5/8/17 7:20 pm David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
5/8/17 4:44 pm Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...> [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
5/8/17 4:21 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 5-8-17 TWELVE Warbler sp @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5/8/17 4:11 pm Andrew Donnelly <acadonnelly...> [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
5/8/17 3:59 pm Nathaniel Nye <nathaniel.nye...> [texbirds] Government Canyon SNA - May 08, 2017
5/8/17 1:56 pm Dennis Shepler <dawgler...> [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
5/8/17 1:45 pm Mark and Brenda Steuer <steuers...> [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
5/8/17 11:27 am Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
5/8/17 11:17 am Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...> [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
5/8/17 11:00 am Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
5/8/17 10:58 am Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <FCollins...> [texbirds] 2nd Annual Red-vented Bulbul Census
5/8/17 10:56 am Nate McGowan <namcgowan...> [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
5/8/17 10:19 am Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <FCollins...> [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
5/8/17 10:03 am Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] Ibis hybrids, Least Grebes, WRSA etc.
5/8/17 8:16 am Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
5/8/17 7:12 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] Study of Mourning Warbler migration song needed
5/8/17 7:11 am Keith Arnold <kbarnold2...> [texbirds] Re: Tufted Flycatcher in the high Chisos Mts in Big Bend National Park
5/8/17 4:49 am Dennis Shepler <dawgler...> [texbirds] Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
5/7/17 9:30 pm Eric Carpenter <ecarpe...> [texbirds] Tufted Flycatcher in the high Chisos Mts in Big Bend National Park
5/7/17 7:56 pm Rex Stanford <calidris.bairdii...> [texbirds] Shorebirds (Sunday, 05/07/17): Weaver Rd. Cameron Co.
5/7/17 7:52 pm Joe and Renee Fischer <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender fischer13 for DMARC) [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
5/7/17 7:26 pm Jim Peterson <texasbirdimages...> [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
5/7/17 7:16 pm Paul and Georgean Kyle <dwa...> [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
5/7/17 7:08 pm Terry Woodward <woodwardtr...> [texbirds] Theft of Photos
5/7/17 6:59 pm John Godwin <k5iua...> [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
5/7/17 6:54 pm Dennis Cooke <denniscooke...> [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
5/7/17 6:27 pm Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
5/7/17 5:26 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] May 7, 2017--W.Tanager, Hutton's Vireo, Ovenbird, Hooded @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5/7/17 5:07 pm Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...> [texbirds] Re: Unidentified Warblers at Quintana Xeriscape Park
5/7/17 5:05 pm Keith Arnold <kbarnold2...> [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
5/7/17 4:42 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Cameron County Birdathon
5/7/17 4:32 pm Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
5/7/17 4:31 pm Terry Woodward <woodwardtr...> [texbirds] Unidentified Warblers at Quintana Xeriscape Park
5/7/17 3:31 pm Jim Sinclair <jim.sinclair...> [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
5/7/17 3:08 pm Gene Majors <genemajors...> [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
5/7/17 2:46 pm Tad Finnell <tadcipiter...> [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
5/7/17 2:22 pm Dennis Shepler <dawgler...> [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
5/7/17 12:58 pm David McDonald <dkmmdpa...> [texbirds] Theft of photos by Dennis
5/7/17 12:45 pm David McDonald <dkmmdpa...> [texbirds] Galveston Today - Glossy - yes again
5/7/17 12:22 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 5-7-17 WESTERN TANAGER @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5/7/17 10:44 am David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update West Texas 445 species
5/7/17 8:50 am hoocooks4you <hoocooks4you...> [texbirds] JUNCTION birds 5/6- Kimble Co.
5/7/17 8:50 am Terry Woodward <woodwardtr...> [texbirds] Unidentified Warblers at Quintana Xeriscape Park
5/7/17 7:17 am Martin Byhower <dmarc-noreply-outsider...> (Redacted sender avitropic for DMARC) [texbirds] Friday afternoon sightings at Lafitte Cove
5/7/17 6:32 am Bird.fried <bird.fried...> [texbirds] Buff-breasted Sandpipers and incidental birding
5/6/17 2:03 pm David McDonald <dkmmdpa...> [texbirds] LaFitte's cove - Glossy ibis and Wilson's Phalaropes
5/6/17 12:45 pm Les Wolf <leswolfie52...> [texbirds] Retraction on Green Parakeets - They were Monk Parakeets.
5/6/17 8:46 am Andrew M. Orgill <aorgill...> [texbirds] Central to Lower TX Coast, 5/3-5/5/17
5/6/17 6:07 am Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC) [texbirds] Black-throated Blue @ Texas Point - Sabine Pass
5/6/17 5:46 am Les Wolf <leswolfie52...> [texbirds] Green Parakeet in Meyerland
5/5/17 8:39 pm Arman Moreno <armanmorenobirds...> [texbirds] Austin Area Rare Bird Alert
5/5/17 7:17 pm Fred Collins <fcndc...> [texbirds] Re: status of Black-whiskered Vireo?
5/5/17 5:48 pm Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Bolivar to Anahuac today, the coast has the good birds
5/5/17 3:20 pm T. David Griffith <tdavidg...> [texbirds] Buff-Bellied Hummingbird at Blessing
5/5/17 10:22 am Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] Devine Lake Williamson Co. (local interest only)
5/5/17 8:17 am David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Big Year Needs List
5/5/17 8:10 am Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC) [texbirds] Mourning Warbler @ Boy Scout Woods
5/5/17 8:02 am Noreen Baker <gnbaker92...> [texbirds] status of Black-whiskered Vireo?
5/4/17 6:01 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Frontera, Weaver Road, & Old Port Isabel
5/4/17 5:05 pm Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Yard birding, slow spring but new birds
5/4/17 2:19 pm Boyd Sanders <Boyd.Sanders...> [texbirds] Tyler State Park Birding
5/4/17 10:34 am Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] MacGillivray's Warbler, St. Edwards Park (Travis Co.)
5/4/17 8:10 am Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC) [texbirds] Warblers, vireos, flycatchers @ LaFitte's
5/4/17 6:49 am Marj Swies <marjswies...> [texbirds] Mississippi kites
5/4/17 6:49 am Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <FCollins...> [texbirds] Re: Bird list from deployment to Afghanistan
5/3/17 6:34 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 5-3-17 Western Tanager,10 Warbler,6 Vireo sp@ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5/3/17 9:47 am Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] Migrant invasion @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5/3/17 9:29 am Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Fun for birders on I45 to Galveston this weekend
5/3/17 7:29 am Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Pictures from the coast last week, shorebirds gulls and terns
5/3/17 7:18 am Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Rarities at Estero and SPI
5/2/17 8:20 pm Nathaniel Nye <nathaniel.nye...> [texbirds] Bird list from deployment to Afghanistan
5/2/17 3:55 pm Susan Foster <idratherbebirding...> [texbirds] Sooty Terns Rockport Yes
5/2/17 2:25 pm Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Lynn County Photographic Game - April Report
5/2/17 1:57 pm Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] The Kostecke:Hewetson Competition - April Reprort
5/2/17 1:55 pm Jack Chiles <chilesjack...> [texbirds] Tuesday morning bird census, Hagerman NWR.
5/1/17 8:21 pm Donna Kelly <dkelly163...> [texbirds] Miki
5/1/17 6:24 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Purple Gallinule, Rare Warblers, and a Beat Up Scoter
5/1/17 2:42 pm John Faber <jrfabertx...> [texbirds] Fwd: Need help with gull ID
5/1/17 2:09 pm John Faber <jrfabertx...> [texbirds] Need help with gull ID
4/30/17 9:19 pm Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] Re: Lynn County Highlights - Yesterday
4/30/17 8:14 pm Joe and Renee Fischer <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender fischer13 for DMARC) [texbirds] Xeriscape Gray Kingbird update
4/30/17 6:14 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 4-30-17 Lot's of bird @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
4/30/17 2:26 pm Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC) [texbirds] Swallow-tailed Kite - Hooks
4/30/17 1:49 pm GCBO <sheath...> [texbirds] Possible Gray Kingbird Brazoria County
4/30/17 8:55 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Gray Catbird in Lubbock
4/30/17 8:52 am Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Lynn County Highlights - Yesterday
4/30/17 7:29 am Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...> [texbirds] Re: Plovers, least terns and access or why do birders do what they do
4/30/17 7:27 am Winnie Burkett <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender wbburkett for DMARC) [texbirds] High Island this morning
4/30/17 7:08 am T. David Griffith <tdavidg...> [texbirds] Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks Near Blessing
4/29/17 5:45 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 4-29-17 EIGHT wa, McGillivray's Warbler @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
4/29/17 2:32 pm Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...> [texbirds] Re: Plovers, least terns and access or why do birders do what they do
4/29/17 2:18 pm David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update 428 species
4/29/17 1:40 pm Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Plovers, least terns and access or why do birders do what they do
4/29/17 1:16 pm Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] Pictures from Sabine area sunday
4/29/17 10:49 am Susan Foster <idratherbebirding...> [texbirds] Rockport Sooty Tern -yes
4/29/17 10:19 am Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Pictures from Estero, et al
4/29/17 7:08 am Frank Bumgardner <fbumgardner...> [texbirds] FOS Rose-breasted Grosbeak
4/29/17 5:54 am Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Estero, Weaver Road, Tiocano, and Wallace Road
4/28/17 6:35 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 4-28-17 Whip-poor-will @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
4/28/17 5:58 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 4-28-17 Six Warblers @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
4/28/17 5:47 pm Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Lubbock Area Highlights from the week
4/28/17 1:42 pm Rhandy Helton <rjhelton...> [texbirds] Junction
4/28/17 1:40 pm Susan Foster <idratherbebirding...> [texbirds] Rockport Sooty Tern- Yes
4/28/17 1:29 pm Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] East Beach, bolivar and texas city yesterday: big birds and waterbirding
4/28/17 8:51 am Robert Becker <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender robertjbecker for DMARC) [texbirds] Lafitte's Cove
4/28/17 7:55 am Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> [texbirds] Harris's Hawks, plovers and chat - Lynn County
4/28/17 7:51 am Bryce Hardway <brycehardway21...> [texbirds] Black-whispered Vireo RFI
4/27/17 7:39 pm Arman Moreno <armanmorenobirds...> [texbirds] Austin Area Rare Bird Alert
4/27/17 4:58 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Sparrow Road Site Page
4/27/17 2:51 pm Hannah Buschert <Hannah.Buschert...> [texbirds] Sheldon Lake State Park Big Sit!
4/27/17 11:56 am Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Quinta Mazatlan & Old Hidalgo Pumphouse
4/26/17 4:59 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] National Butterfly Center Pics
4/26/17 4:27 pm <7138284747...> [texbirds] (no subject)
4/26/17 3:32 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Pictures from Monday's Trip to South Padre...
4/26/17 2:44 pm David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Fwd: texbirds: post needs approval
4/26/17 2:26 pm Dennis Shepler <dawgler...> [texbirds] Re: Dr. Terry Maxwell
4/26/17 2:17 pm David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update 422 Species for 217
4/26/17 2:15 pm Robert Becker <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender robertjbecker for DMARC) [texbirds] Galveston migrants
4/26/17 1:25 pm Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <FCollins...> [texbirds] Terry Maxwell RIP
4/26/17 1:18 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] National Butterfly Center
4/26/17 12:56 pm Christian Walker <christian.walker...> [texbirds] St. Edwards Park NW Austin this morning - more migrants
4/26/17 12:07 pm Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] Dr. Terry Maxwell
4/26/17 11:21 am Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> [texbirds] pictures from bolivar last week: oldsquaw and water birds.
4/26/17 5:57 am Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...> [texbirds] Re: St. Edward's Park (NW Austin) - migrants, residents
4/26/17 2:46 am Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] Santa Ana & Sparrow Road
4/25/17 8:46 pm Christian Walker <christian.walker...> [texbirds] St. Edward's Park (NW Austin) - migrants, residents
4/25/17 6:21 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 4-25-17 Ovenbird, RB Grosbeak, Chat @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
4/25/17 5:49 pm Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Lynn County Highlights - 8 April 2017
4/25/17 5:04 pm Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...> [texbirds] Highlights from Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Lubbock, and Motley Counties - Saturday
4/25/17 4:11 pm David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update for Sooty Tern 397 species
4/25/17 3:36 pm David Sarkozi <david...> [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update for Sooty Tern 397 species
4/25/17 1:50 pm Jack Chiles <chilesjack995...> [texbirds] Tuesday morning bird census, Hagerman NWR
4/25/17 9:12 am Laura Baker <lolabe11...> [texbirds] Re: Coastal Bend Big Day 4/24
4/25/17 9:02 am Jon McIntyre <mcintyrebirds...> [texbirds] Coastal Bend Big Day 4/24
4/24/17 8:29 pm Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> [texbirds] As odd as this might sound.....
4/24/17 6:23 pm Susan Schaezler <susan...> [texbirds] 4-24-17 Worm-eating Warbler @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
4/24/17 5:57 pm Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...> [texbirds] South Padre Today
4/24/17 4:54 pm Clayton Leopold <passerinaciris12...> [texbirds] Lafitte's Whiskered vireo-yes
4/24/17 4:40 pm Sebastian C <sc11birds...> [texbirds] Birdy Day at South Llano State Park 4-23-17
4/24/17 4:18 pm Susan Foster <idratherbebirding...> [texbirds] Sooty Tern at Rockport Beach YES
4/24/17 2:10 pm Michael Marsden <valleybirders...> [texbirds] Cameron Co: Mont Meta, San Benito - 24 April 17
4/24/17 11:01 am Dennis Shepler <dawgler...> [texbirds] Cape May
4/24/17 9:54 am Bob Friedrichs <bird.fried...> [texbirds] Re: Black-whiskered Vireo at Lafitte's Cove, Galveston
4/24/17 7:50 am KENNETH <kahartman...> [texbirds] Re: Black-whiskered Vireo at Lafitte's Cove, Galveston
4/24/17 7:47 am Bob Friedrichs <bird.fried...> [texbirds] Black-whiskered Vireo
4/24/17 4:01 am Ted Drozdowski <muddykayak...> [texbirds] Western Wood-Pewee at Blucher
 
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Date: 5/24/17 6:12 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] South Padre Island - Yellow-green Vireo
Hi, all!


Took visiting birder John from Britain over to the Island today in hopes of
getting some migrants; the big highlight was the continuing Yellow-green
Vireo at Sheepshead! We bagged Aplomado Falcon on the way in along SR 100,
but other highlights included a male Golden-winged Warbler at the Convention
Centre, a 1st-year Mourning Warbler also at Sheepshead, Black and Common
Terns on the Flats, and a Yellow-billed Cuckoo at the Birding Center! Got
some nice open country birds along Old Port Isabel Road, and wrapped up with
92 species for the day. Bird List:



Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Mottled Duck

Blue-winged Teal

Northern Bobwhite

Neotropic Cormorant

Brown Pelican

Least Bittern

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Reddish Egret

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

White Ibis

White-faced Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

Harris's Hawk

White-tailed Hawk

Clapper Rail

Common Gallinule

American Coot

Black-necked Stilt

Black-bellied Plover

Wilson's Plover

Killdeer

Spotted Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs

Willet

Marbled Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone

Sanderling

Dunlin

Baird's Sandpiper

White-rumped Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher

Laughing Gull

Least Tern

Caspian Tern

Black Tern

Common Tern

Royal Tern

Sandwich Tern

Black Skimmer

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Mourning Dove

Inca Dove

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Lesser Nighthawk

Common Nighthawk

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Crested Caracara

Aplomado Falcon

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Eastern Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

White-eyed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Yellow-green Vireo

Chihuahuan Raven

Horned Lark

Barn Swallow

Verdin

Bewick's Wren

Cactus Wren

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Golden-winged Warbler

Mourning Warbler

American Redstart

Magnolia Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Cassin's Sparrow

Indigo Bunting

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Great-tailed Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird

House Sparrow



92 SPECIES



Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

www.miriameaglemon.com <http://www.miriameaglemon.com>





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Date: 5/24/17 5:48 pm
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Nice day on the UTC, red-necked phalarope, surf scoter, baby black rails, odd seagulls
Did the coastal strip from bolivar to east beach and the texas city dike
today. Lots of nice birds. And it was wet out there. Most spots had water
that have been dry for a long time and there was a lack of edge. And not
many birds at the new water. Wind was like a march cold front but died down
a little later in the day but crossing the early ferry was wet and choppy
and not many birds.
Not many birds in Port Bolivar either as Frenchtown road water was up to
the pavement and had been over the road. And other ponds were full too.

The tide during the last week and swept all over the sand at Bolivar Flats
past the bollards all the way into the vegetation line. The least terns and
Wilson's plovers that returned after the last washout were washed out
again. Tide was way out and the birds were way down there. Lots of one of a
kind like marbled godwit, Wilson's phalarope, red knot, franklin's gull
etc. 2 short-billed dowitchers. One sandpiper flew by with a white rump and
what looked like a curved bill. But a very distant picture showed a short
straight bill but it got the adrenalin moving.

Still good numbers of sanderlings and dunlin along with ruddy turnstones
and semipalmated sandpipers. A few gulls getting more on the mangy side. A
dark-eyed gull of un-decided nature was right where Retillon ends out on
the beach and a lesser black-backed gull was just a bit away towards the
bollards at a dead fish. 17 avocets remain. A big jump in Caspian terns;
the continuing youngster of last year plus a pair and 2 single adults.
Gull-billed terns crab catching inland from the beach.

Driving out Retillon, several black rails called. Stopped and listened and
had chicks peeping with one of the callers not far from the road. But of
course they did not come out. Walking down the beach a good ways past the
bollards had another black rail calling back in the vegetation. Have had
more black rails along Retillon Road this spring than all the others I have
ever seen or heard.

Young clapper rails also out and about as are young willets. Several pairs
of horned larks up singing

Drove east from Retillon road and had a female surf scoter on the beach.
Then there was a good flock of shorebirds feeding in the cut which was
running deep. Went around to Magnolia road and found the birds which
including a female red-necked phalarope in great plumage which I think was
my first for Texas. Bulldozer arrived to clean the beach and destroyed the
habitat too.

The pair of swainson's hawks is still on territory. Bob road was full of
water and not many birds. Yacht basin road had good water but no birds. Had
my only semipalmated plover with the sandpipers of the same name and my
only white-rumped sandpipers at rollover pass. Baby willets at many spots
all more than a few days old. one brood maybe half grown.

Stopped at east beach and the parking lot was basically flooded with great
habitat but only a couple of laughing gulls. More horned larks. And a
yellow-billed cuckoo came in off the gulf and another headed west from
Galveston roads. Not many birds.

Texas city dike was also quiet although the rain etc had created nice water
areas. Did have several unbanded American oystercatchers and the continuing
male red-breasted merganser and a female plumaged bird that might be a male
with a plumage problem. Both not in the best of plumage but fly well.
Almost no terns and no gulls other than laughing.

--
Joseph C. Kennedy
on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
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Date: 5/24/17 3:47 pm
From: Cecilia-home <criley02...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Big Bend Area 5/19-22
Nice list Jon. Here did y'all find the Common Ground Dove? Still looking for it myself.
Cecilia M Riley
Malcolm C Damuth Foundation, Board Member
Life is better with birds!


> On May 24, 2017, at 5:37 PM, Jon McIntyre <mcintyrebirds...> wrote:
>
> I took a couple visiting birders to Big Bend May 19-22. We mostly birded the national park but did venture to the Davis Mountains for a half of a day and a little birding in Presidio county. Here is a complete list of birds we saw.
>
> 1. Gadwall (Lajitas)
> 2. Mexican Mallard
> 3. Blue-Winged Teal
> 4. Northern Shoveler
> 5. Ruddy Duck
> 6. Wild Turkey
> 7. Scaled Quail
> 8. Gambel's Quail (60+ just west of Lajitas)
> 9. Great Blue Heron
> 10. Green Heron
> 11. Black-Crowned Night-Heron
> 12. Black Vulture
> 13. Turkey Vulture
> 14. Common Black-Hawk (Rio Grande Village)
> 15. Swainson's Hawk
> 16. Zone-Tailed Hawk (Rio Grande Village/Pinnacles Trail)
> 17. Red-Tailed Hawk
> 18. Golden Eagle (Marathon Prairie Dog Town)
> 19. American Kestrel
> 20. Peregrine Falcon
> 21. American Coot
> 22. Rock Pigeon
> 23. Eurasian Collared-Dove
> 24. White-Winged Dove
> 25. Mourning Dove
> 26. Inca Dove
> 27. Common Ground-Dove
> 28. Greater Roadrunner
> 29. Western Screech-Owl
> 30. Lesser Nighthawk
> 31. White-Throated Swift (Pinnacles Trail)
> 32. Black-Chinned Hummingbird
> 33. Golden-Fronted Woodpecker
> 34. Ladder-Backed Woodpecker
> 35. Acorn Woodpecker
> 36. Olive-Sided Flycatcher
> 37. Western Wood-Pewee
> 38. Hammond's Flycatcher (Window Trail)
> I took a couple visiting birders to Big Bend May 19-22. We mostly birded the national park but did venture to the Davis Mountains for a half of a day and a little birding in Presidio county. Here is a complete list of birds we saw.
>
> 1. Gadwall (Lajitas)
> 2. Mexican Mallard
> 3. Blue-Winged Teal
> 4. Northern Shoveler
> 5. Ruddy Duck
> 6. Wild Turkey
> 7. Scaled Quail
> 8. Gambel's Quail (60+ just west of Lajitas)
> 9. Great Blue Heron
> 10. Green Heron
> 11. Black-Crowned Night-Heron
> 12. Black Vulture
> 13. Turkey Vulture
> 14. Common Black-Hawk (Rio Grande Village)
> 15. Swainson's Hawk
> 16. Zone-Tailed Hawk (Rio Grande Village/Pinnacles Trail)
> 17. Red-Tailed Hawk
> 18. Golden Eagle (Marathon Prairie Dog Town)
> 19. American Kestrel
> 20. Peregrine Falcon
> 21. American Coot
> 22. Rock Pigeon
> 23. Eurasian Collared-Dove
> 24. White-Winged Dove
> 25. Mourning Dove
> 26. Inca Dove
> 27. Common Ground-Dove
> 28. Greater Roadrunner
> 29. Western Screech-Owl
> 30. Lesser Nighthawk
> 31. White-Throated Swift (Pinnacles Trail)
> 32. Black-Chinned Hummingbird
> 33. Golden-Fronted Woodpecker
> 34. Ladder-Backed Woodpecker
> 35. Acorn Woodpecker
> 36. Olive-Sided Flycatcher
> 37. Western Wood-Pewee
> 38. Hammond's Flycatcher (Window Trail)
> 39. Cordilleran Flycatcher (Pinnacles Trail)
> 40. Black Phoebe
> 41. Say's Phoebe
> 42. Vermilion Flycatcher
> 43. Ash-Throated Flycatcher
> 44. Brown-Crested Flycatcher (Rio Grande Village)
> 45. Western Kingbird
> 46. Cassin's Kingbird
> 47. Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher
> 48. Loggerhead Shrike
> 49. Bell's Vireo
> 50. Gray Vireo (Blue Creek Trail)
> 51. Cassin's Vireo (Sam Nail Ranch)
> 52. Hutton's Vireo (Boot Springs)
> 53. Mexican Jay
> 54. Chihuahuan Raven
> 55. Common Raven
> 56. Bank Swallow (Rio Grande Village)
> 57. Cliff Swallow
> 58. Cave Swallow
> 59. Barn Swallow
> 60. Black-Crested Titmouse
> 61. Verdin
> 62. Bushtit
> 63. Cactus Wren
> 64. Canyon Wren
> 65. Bewick's Wren
> 66. Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
> 67. Black-Tailed Gnatcatcher
> 68. Hermit Thrush
> 69. Northern Mockingbird
> 70. Curve-Billed Thrasher
> 71. Crissal Thrasher (Pinnacles Trail)
> 72. European Starling
> 73. Phainopepla (Davis Mtns SP)
> 74. Colima Warbler (Pinnacles Trail/Boot Springs)
> 75. Lucy's Warbler (Cottonwood Campground/Lajitas)
> 76. Yellow Warbler
> 77. Yellow-Rumped Warbler
> 78. MacGillivray's Warbler (Blue Creek Trail)
> 79. Common Yellowthroat
> 80. Wilson's Warbler
> 81. Painted Redstart (Boot Springs)
> 82. Yellow-Breasted Chat
> 83. Hepatic Tanager (Basin/Pinnacles Trail)
> 84. Summer Tanager
> 85. Western Tanager
> 86. Spotted Towhee
> 87. Canyon Towhee
> 88. Cassin's Sparrow (Marathon)
> 89. Rufous-Crowned Sparrow
> 90. Lark Sparrow
> 91. Black-Throated Sparrow
> 92. White-Crowned Sparrow
> 93. Northern Cardinal
> 94. Pyrrhuloxia
> 95. Black-Headed Grosbeak
> 96. Blue Grosbeak
> 97. Indigo Bunting
> 98. Varied Bunting (Blue Creek Trail/Basin)
> 99. Painted Bunting
> 100. Red-Winged Blackbird
> 101. Western Meadowlark
> 102. Great-Tailed Grackle
> 103. Bronzed Cowbird
> 104. Brown-Headed Cowbird
> 105. Orchard Oriole
> 106. Scott's Oriole
> 107. House Finch
> 108. Pine Siskin
> 109. Lesser Goldfinch
> 110. House Sparrow
>
> Jon McIntyre
> Corpus Christi, TX
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Date: 5/24/17 3:38 pm
From: Jon McIntyre <mcintyrebirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Big Bend Area 5/19-22
I took a couple visiting birders to Big Bend May 19-22. We mostly birded the national park but did venture to the Davis Mountains for a half of a day and a little birding in Presidio county. Here is a complete list of birds we saw.

1. Gadwall (Lajitas)
2. Mexican Mallard
3. Blue-Winged Teal
4. Northern Shoveler
5. Ruddy Duck
6. Wild Turkey
7. Scaled Quail
8. Gambel's Quail (60+ just west of Lajitas)
9. Great Blue Heron
10. Green Heron
11. Black-Crowned Night-Heron
12. Black Vulture
13. Turkey Vulture
14. Common Black-Hawk (Rio Grande Village)
15. Swainson's Hawk
16. Zone-Tailed Hawk (Rio Grande Village/Pinnacles Trail)
17. Red-Tailed Hawk
18. Golden Eagle (Marathon Prairie Dog Town)
19. American Kestrel
20. Peregrine Falcon
21. American Coot
22. Rock Pigeon
23. Eurasian Collared-Dove
24. White-Winged Dove
25. Mourning Dove
26. Inca Dove
27. Common Ground-Dove
28. Greater Roadrunner
29. Western Screech-Owl
30. Lesser Nighthawk
31. White-Throated Swift (Pinnacles Trail)
32. Black-Chinned Hummingbird
33. Golden-Fronted Woodpecker
34. Ladder-Backed Woodpecker
35. Acorn Woodpecker
36. Olive-Sided Flycatcher
37. Western Wood-Pewee
38. Hammond's Flycatcher (Window Trail)
39. Cordilleran Flycatcher (Pinnacles Trail)
40. Black Phoebe
41. Say's Phoebe
42. Vermilion Flycatcher
43. Ash-Throated Flycatcher
44. Brown-Crested Flycatcher (Rio Grande Village)
45. Western Kingbird
46. Cassin's Kingbird
47. Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher
48. Loggerhead Shrike
49. Bell's Vireo
50. Gray Vireo (Blue Creek Trail)
51. Cassin's Vireo (Sam Nail Ranch)
52. Hutton's Vireo (Boot Springs)
53. Mexican Jay
54. Chihuahuan Raven
55. Common Raven
56. Bank Swallow (Rio Grande Village)
57. Cliff Swallow
58. Cave Swallow
59. Barn Swallow
60. Black-Crested Titmouse
61. Verdin
62. Bushtit
63. Cactus Wren
64. Canyon Wren
65. Bewick's Wren
66. Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher
67. Black-Tailed Gnatcatcher
68. Hermit Thrush
69. Northern Mockingbird
70. Curve-Billed Thrasher
71. Crissal Thrasher (Pinnacles Trail)
72. European Starling
73. Phainopepla (Davis Mtns SP)
74. Colima Warbler (Pinnacles Trail/Boot Springs)
75. Lucy's Warbler (Cottonwood Campground/Lajitas)
76. Yellow Warbler
77. Yellow-Rumped Warbler
78. MacGillivray's Warbler (Blue Creek Trail)
79. Common Yellowthroat
80. Wilson's Warbler
81. Painted Redstart (Boot Springs)
82. Yellow-Breasted Chat
83. Hepatic Tanager (Basin/Pinnacles Trail)
84. Summer Tanager
85. Western Tanager
86. Spotted Towhee
87. Canyon Towhee
88. Cassin's Sparrow (Marathon)
89. Rufous-Crowned Sparrow
90. Lark Sparrow
91. Black-Throated Sparrow
92. White-Crowned Sparrow
93. Northern Cardinal
94. Pyrrhuloxia
95. Black-Headed Grosbeak
96. Blue Grosbeak
97. Indigo Bunting
98. Varied Bunting (Blue Creek Trail/Basin)
99. Painted Bunting
100. Red-Winged Blackbird
101. Western Meadowlark
102. Great-Tailed Grackle
103. Bronzed Cowbird
104. Brown-Headed Cowbird
105. Orchard Oriole
106. Scott's Oriole
107. House Finch
108. Pine Siskin
109. Lesser Goldfinch
110. House Sparrow

Jon McIntyre
Corpus Christi, TX


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Date: 5/24/17 12:20 pm
From: SeEttaM . <seettam...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Yellow-green Vireo, Sheepshead lot SPI
Yellow-green Video has put a good show 3 times this afternoon at Sheepshead
on South Padre Island. Also reports it showed here this morning.
SeEtta Moss
Currently in Pharr
http://BirdsAndNature.blogspot.com

On May 24, 2017 10:47 AM, "SeEttaM ." <seettam...> wrote:

> Fortunately I was on my way to South Padre Island yesterday in tine to
> spot the bird which is a lifer for me. I got a few reasonable photos of it
> that I have uploaded to my Birds and Nature blog at http://BirdsAndNature.
> blogspot.com . I haven't heard if it has been seen today.
>
> Also have some pics of 3 W. Screech-Owls getting some free air just
> outside of nest holes in one tree. As usual having a great time busting in
> the LEG.
>
> SeEtta Moss
> Currently in Pharr
> http://birdsandnature.blogspot.com
>
>
> On May 23, 2017 3:02 PM, "Justin Bosler" <justin.bosler...> wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>> There's currently a Yellow-green Vireo at the Valley Land Fund lot on
>> Sheepshead St.
>>
>> Good luck!
>> Justin Bosler
>> currently on South Padre Island, TX
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Date: 5/24/17 12:07 pm
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Crosby County highlights - Sunday
Greetings All:
I spent all of Sunday morning cruising about Crosby County, seeking
migrants.

I started at the Ralls WTP where highlights included 1 Blue-winged Teal, 1
Ring-necked Pheasant, 4 Black-necked Stilts, 2 Black Terns, 1
Yellow-crowned Night Heron, 6 White-faced Ibises, 1 Western Wood Pewee, 1
Purple Martin, 11 Cedar Waxwings, and 1 Wilson's Warbler.

I spotted 2 Northern Shovelers at Crosbyton City Park.

I then moseyed on over to the Camp Rio Blanca river crossing where
highlights included 1 Broad-winged Hawk, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 2
Eastern Phoebes, 1 Great Crested Flycatcher, *a singing Red-eyed Vireo*, 4
Northern Rough-winged Swallows, 1 Gray Catbird, 1 Northern Waterthrush, and
1 American Redstart.

I picked up 2 Eastern Phoebes, 1 Willow Flycatcher, 4 Northern Rough-winged
Swallows, 2 Canyon Wrens, 1 Common Yellowthroat, and 1 Yellow Warbler at
Silver Falls Rest Area.

Various wet spots along FM 193, between FM 28 and FM 651, kicked out 2
Blue-winged Teals, 12 American Avocets, 5 Wilson's Phalaropes, 11 Cattle
Egrets, 1 Common Raven, 1 Lesser Goldfinch, and 4 Yellow-headed Blackbirds.

I ended up at the canyon crossing of FM 193 and FM 651 where, before the
escalating winds drove me home, I picked up 2 Rock Wrens, 1 Canyon Wren,
and 1 Nashville Warbler.

Not incredible but not bad for late May.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 5/24/17 11:22 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Lynn County highlights from Saturday
Greetings All:
Appetite whetted by the night drive before, I spent most of 20 May 2017
wandering about Lynn County.

Highlights included 4 Blue-winged Teals at the FM 2956 Playa, 2 Northern
Shovelers at the FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa, 4 Canvasbacks at the the FM 1054
x FM 1313 Playa, 8 Scaled Quails at the CR 25 x FM 1054 Woodlot, 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoos at Tahaka Lake Pasture, 1 Virginia Rail at the CR EE
Wetlands, 2 Black-necked Stilts at the CR 28 x FM 1054 Playa, 6
Black-necked Stilts at the FM 2956 Playa, 2 Black-necked Stilts at Tahoka
Lake Pasture, 2 American Avocets at the CR 28 x FM 1054 Playa, 4 American
Avocets at the FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa, 6 Snowy Plovers at Tahoka Lake, 60
Stilt Sandpipers at the FM 2956 Playa, 12 Long-billed Dowitchers at the FM
2956 Playa, 50 Wilson's Phalaropes at the FM 2956 Playa, 2 Black Terns at
the FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa, 28 Cattle Egrets at the CR 28 x FM 1054 Playa,
1 Harris's Hawk in southeast Lynn County, 1 Western Wood Pewee at Tahoka
Lake Pasture, 1 Bell's Vireo at the CR EE Wetlands, 2 Cave Swallows at the
FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa, 1 Cave Swallow near Tahoka, 2 Cave Swallows at
Tahoka Lake Pasture, 1 Lesser Goldfinch at the CR 28 x FM 1054 Playa, 1
American Goldfinch at the CR EE Wetlands, 1 Black-and-white Warbler at
Tahoka Lake Pasture, 1 Nashville Warbler at the CR 25 x FM 1054 Woodlot, 2
Yellow Warblers at the CR 25 x FM 1054 Woodlot, 3 Yellow Warblers at Tahoka
Lake Pasture, 1 Wilson's Warbler at the CR 25 x FM 1054 Woodlot, 2 Canyon
Towhees at Tahoka Lake Pasture, and 1 Chipping Sparrow at Tahoka Lake
Pasture.

Not bad for a day late in the migratory season; Anthony 'Fat Tony'
Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 5/24/17 11:09 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Highlights from some night driving - 19 May 2017
Greetings All:
I spent about five hours driving the roads of Lynn County with Drew
Harvey. The trip highlights were Plains Spadefoots, Northern Earless
Lizard, Glossy Snakes, Prairie Rattlesnakes, and a Pallid Bat.

We also noted a few birds, including 1 Scaled Quail and 1 Western Wood
Pewee a the CR 25 x FM 1054 Woodlot as well as 1 Harris's Hawk in southeast
Lynn County.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 5/24/17 8:48 am
From: SeEttaM . <seettam...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Yellow-green Vireo, Sheepshead lot SPI
Fortunately I was on my way to South Padre Island yesterday in tine to spot
the bird which is a lifer for me. I got a few reasonable photos of it that
I have uploaded to my Birds and Nature blog at
http://BirdsAndNature.blogspot.com . I haven't heard if it has been seen
today.
Also have some pics of 3 W. Screech-Owls getting some free air just outside
of nest holes in one tree. As usual having a great time busting in the LEG.

SeEtta Moss
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> Hello all,
> There's currently a Yellow-green Vireo at the Valley Land Fund lot on
> Sheepshead St.
>
> Good luck!
> Justin Bosler
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Date: 5/24/17 7:06 am
From: MARTIN HAGNE <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender martinhagne for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Left Sibley's guide @ Quintana this afternoon.
David was in touch with me about the Sibley. I texted you privately Nina.

Martin Hagne
Lake Jackson, Tx

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> On May 23, 2017, at 7:56 PM, Nina S (Redacted sender "birds.nina" for DMARC) <dmarc-noreply...> wrote:
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> @ David S. from Austin (you know who you are) -- I'm sure it's your field guide since I was talking with you this afternoon and we were looking at it.
>
> A friend texted me that he has it.
>
> Pls reply to this email to see how to get it back to you.
>
> Else I'll see if I can dig up a Travis Audubon contact, if I don't hear from you.
>
> Nina S
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Date: 5/24/17 6:08 am
From: Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Yellow Green Vireo @ Quintana

In the Oak to right of entrance, is where I found it.

Nina Sitra


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Date: 5/24/17 4:57 am
From: Steve Gast <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender segast23 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Birds of Big Bend
Oops. Thought this was someone reviewing an eBIRD report of mine but see it is not me. Sorry.

Steve Gast
Houston TX

> On May 23, 2017, at 11:50 AM, Steve Gast <segast23...> wrote:
>
> Gotta check that. I am away from house right now but I think I hit the wrong button. Must be a Great Horned Owl.
>
> Will check and verify but I doubt it.
>
> Steve Gast
> Houston TX
>
>> On May 23, 2017, at 10:34 AM, Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <FCollins...> wrote:
>>
>> Barred Owl at Cottonwood Campground? !!
>>
>> Did you hear or see it? Did you get a recording or photo? There is no previous record west of the Pecos.
>>
>> It is a great find.
>>
>> Fred Collins, Director
>> Kleb Woods Nature Center
>> 20303 Draper Road,Tomball TX 77377
>> 281-357-5324
>>
>> Harris County Precinct 3
>> Steve Radack Commissioner
>> www.pct3.com
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Robert Becker
>> Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 7:24 PM
>> To: Texbirds <texbirds...>
>> Subject: [texbirds] Birds of Big Bend
>>
>> I birded Big Bend National Park from May 14 to May 18. Here is what I saw, arranged by location within the park.
>> Rio Grande Village. Common Black-Hawk (2), White-throated Swift, Vermillion Flycatcher (4), Bell's Vireo (6+). Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Roadrunner (3), Summer Tanager (2), Blue Grosbeak, Wilson's Warbler, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Yellow Warbler, Cassin's Kingbird, Eastern Wood-Peewee.
>> Cottonwood Campground. Lucy's Warbler (3), Gray Hawk, Vermillion Flycatcher (4), Barred Owl, Black Phoebe (4), Summer Tanager, Yellow-rumped Warbler (6), Black-tailed Gnatcatcher,.
>> Sam Nail Ranch. Varied Bunting, Nashville Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Crissal Thrasher, Summer Tanager, Gray Vireo, Verdin, Plumbeous Vireo.
>> Pinnacles Trail. Western Tanager, Summer Tanager, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Acorn Woodpecker (3), Bushtit, Black-crested Titmouse (3), Townsend's Warbler, Colima Warbler (calling), 2), Spotted towhee (3), Mexican Jay (~10), Western Wood-peewee.
>> Basin, water treatment plant. Varied Bunting (3), Cactus Wren (5), Blue-throated Hummingbird (2), Black-chinned Sparrow.
>> Park roads, Terlingua, S.R. 118. Scaled Quail. Black-throated sparrow (4), Burrowing Owl (2), Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk (3).
>> Bob Becker, Galveston
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Date: 5/24/17 4:51 am
From: Steve Gast <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender segast23 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Birds of Big Bend
Gotta check that. I am away from house right now but I think I hit the wrong button. Must be a Great Horned Owl.

Will check and verify but I doubt it.

Steve Gast
Houston TX

> On May 23, 2017, at 10:34 AM, Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <FCollins...> wrote:
>
> Barred Owl at Cottonwood Campground? !!
>
> Did you hear or see it? Did you get a recording or photo? There is no previous record west of the Pecos.
>
> It is a great find.
>
> Fred Collins, Director
> Kleb Woods Nature Center
> 20303 Draper Road,Tomball TX 77377
> 281-357-5324
>
> Harris County Precinct 3
> Steve Radack Commissioner
> www.pct3.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Robert Becker
> Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 7:24 PM
> To: Texbirds <texbirds...>
> Subject: [texbirds] Birds of Big Bend
>
> I birded Big Bend National Park from May 14 to May 18. Here is what I saw, arranged by location within the park.
> Rio Grande Village. Common Black-Hawk (2), White-throated Swift, Vermillion Flycatcher (4), Bell's Vireo (6+). Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Roadrunner (3), Summer Tanager (2), Blue Grosbeak, Wilson's Warbler, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Yellow Warbler, Cassin's Kingbird, Eastern Wood-Peewee.
> Cottonwood Campground. Lucy's Warbler (3), Gray Hawk, Vermillion Flycatcher (4), Barred Owl, Black Phoebe (4), Summer Tanager, Yellow-rumped Warbler (6), Black-tailed Gnatcatcher,.
> Sam Nail Ranch. Varied Bunting, Nashville Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Crissal Thrasher, Summer Tanager, Gray Vireo, Verdin, Plumbeous Vireo.
> Pinnacles Trail. Western Tanager, Summer Tanager, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Acorn Woodpecker (3), Bushtit, Black-crested Titmouse (3), Townsend's Warbler, Colima Warbler (calling), 2), Spotted towhee (3), Mexican Jay (~10), Western Wood-peewee.
> Basin, water treatment plant. Varied Bunting (3), Cactus Wren (5), Blue-throated Hummingbird (2), Black-chinned Sparrow.
> Park roads, Terlingua, S.R. 118. Scaled Quail. Black-throated sparrow (4), Burrowing Owl (2), Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk (3).
> Bob Becker, Galveston
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Date: 5/23/17 8:37 pm
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: "Fall" migration is already underway: Long-billed Curlew
Hi Dr. Arnold,
Yes, I am aware of breeding records for the Panhandle. However, they are
not known to breed on the South Plains. Much to my surprise, there is a
marked difference in the ecology of the two regions, which I think has
something to do with the land use practices and annual precipitation. Any
Southern High Plains experts are welcome to chime in and set me straight.

Good birding!
Justin Bosler
currently on SPI, TX

On May 23, 2017 2:58 PM, "Justin Bosler" <justin.bosler...> wrote:

> Hello, all!
>
> Well, we're still one month away from summer but "fall" migration has
> commenced, for at least one species. I had my first southbound Long-billed
> Curlew on top of the caprock in Garza County on Sunday, 21 May. They are a
> very early spring migrant and early fall migrant but this individual may
> represent a failed breeder as it's a touch on the early side. I'm unaware
> of birds attempting to over-summer in the region.
>
> Good birding!
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> currently in Brownsville, TX
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Date: 5/23/17 8:27 pm
From: Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Barred Owls in the Trans-Pecos
Dale et al -
A different "spin" on your Lake Balmorhea owl report, as well as the Cottonwood Campground report. (BTW - did I miss any further details from Mr. Backer as to the ID details for the Barred Owl - seen, heard, etc.?)

Why not Mottled Owl?

Preposterous, right? Maybe not.

OK, so Sungrebe and Wood-Rail have occurred at Bosque del Apache NWR in New Mexico. Nobody knows how or why. I did a quick check of range maps and used Google Earth to draw the direct line from their northernmost range point to BdA NWR. The Sungrebe was about 850 miles north of its range, and the Wood Rail was 700+ miles. That's a fer piece to travel over a LOT of purely WRONG habitat.

Now, we know that Mottled Owl has been recorded at Bentsen Rio Grande State Park, and one map shows its range in Mexico to be pretty close to the LRGV border. From that spot to Lake Balmorhea is almost exactly 500 miles.

While your Balmorhea owl could indeed have been a wayward Barred from the East , or Spotted from the Northwest (the Guads are 100 miles away) or even due West in Mexico, I think that Mottled is certainly not out of the realm of possibility, especially with the Sungrebe and Wood Rail as examples of even more extreme (and bizarre) wanderings through that region.

Ditto the flight lines to Cottonwood - 200 miles flying south for Spotted from the Guads, 350 miles flying west for Barred from Lake Corpus Christi, OR 400 miles north for Mottled and DURING SPRING MIGRATION.

Food for thought.....

David, are you still in the Park?


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Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:30 PM
To: <lsdolls...>
Cc: TexBirds Posting Email <texbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Barred Owls in the Trans-Pecos

I agree Dale it's possible. You and Carolyn may have seen one as well. But a Mottled Owl has no ear tufts and brown eyes and is equally close. It might find Trans Pecos environs more like home than a Barred would. Either way, such owls should not be so easily dismissed.

Fred Collins
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> On May 23, 2017, at 9:11 PM, Dale Ohl <lsdolls...> wrote:
>
> Tex-Birders: I read with interest comments about Robert Becker's
> sighting for Cottonwood Campground regarding the Barred Owl.
> I would like to mention another undocumented sighting in the late 1990's
> at Lake Balmorhea. I either no longer have the notes on the sighting or
> have them buried somewhere.
> Carolyn Ohl (my SIL and long-time birding accomplice) and I spent many
> days birding BBNP and up to Lake Balmorhea. One day we went to L.B.
> (Lake Balmorhea). We were working our way entirely around the lake
> which could be done there at that time (not sure you can now.) We
> stopped the car what would be on the south side of the canal in a low
> lying dry 'creek bed', it's actually a little peninsula of land but
> it would be wet when the lake had more water in it. I don't know if that area has been accessible often
> or not, but it was then. There was an owl perched about 2/3 up in a tree
> on a limb overlooking the dry 'creek bed' and started flying towards
> us. It had no ear tufts but had dark eyes. It flew down fairly low
> next to the car and we immediately id' it as a barred owl.
> I could not see ear tufts, and it definitely had dark eyes, and it
> was in exactly the habitat I had seen barred owls the years we lived in Iowa and
> east Texas. I used to see them along creeks in Iowa near our house,
> perched about 2/3 up a tree on a limb overlooking a pasture. It was a no
> brainer for me to agree with Carolyn it was a Barred Owl.
>
> When it was mentioned to very experienced Trans-Pecos birders, we were
> told the same, there are no records for Barred Owls in the
> Trans-Pecos, and intimated therefore it couldn't be one. However, to
> this day, we know what we saw. Lots of birds show up in places 'where they have never been
> documented' before. So who knows? Maybe tomorrow someone with a camera
> or audio equipment will document a Barred Owl at Cottonwood. Wouldn't
> that be great? Just because it wasn't documented, doesn't mean it wasn't there.
>
> ​​Dale Ohl
> Canton TX
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Date: 5/23/17 8:17 pm
From: Kelly Bryan <kelly.b.bryan...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Barred Owls in the Trans-Pecos
Dale,
Please recall that after the observation of that owl by you and Carolyn at
Lake Balmorhea, we discussed it in detail. I pointed out the fact that the
probability it may have been a Spotted Owl instead of a Barred Owl was
perhaps much more likely. It is a well known fact that Spotted Owls move
seasonally from higher elevations where they are rare breeders in both the
Guadalupe and the Davis Mountains, to foothills habitat for the winter. It
would not be unreasonable for a Spotted Owl to move from the northeastern
portions of the Davis Mountains to Lake Balmorhea and its salt cedar
thickets. This would be a movement of less than 15 miles compared to the
distance from Independence Creek on the Pecos River to Lake Balmorhea,
approximately 120 miles, even farther to the Devil's River riparian
corridor where they are uncommon.

Also, most Texas birders are likely unaware that Spotted Owl was reported,
I think more than once, by Bonnie McKinney at Black Gap WMA & vicinity
during the years that she was living there. These birds likely originated
from the Del Carmens in Coahuila, Mexico. One record was of a bird sitting
in the middle of the La Linda highway at night. Alas, these records were
also undocumented.

Hope his information helps Texbirds readers understand this discussion. KBB

On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 9:29 PM, Fred Collins <fcndc...> wrote:

> I agree Dale it's possible. You and Carolyn may have seen one as well. But
> a Mottled Owl has no ear tufts and brown eyes and is equally close. It
> might find Trans Pecos environs more like home than a Barred would. Either
> way, such owls should not be so easily dismissed.
>
> Fred Collins
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On May 23, 2017, at 9:11 PM, Dale Ohl <lsdolls...> wrote:
> >
> > Tex-Birders: I read with interest comments about Robert Becker's
> sighting
> > for Cottonwood Campground regarding the Barred Owl.
> > I would like to mention another undocumented sighting in the late 1990's
> > at Lake Balmorhea. I either no longer have the notes on the sighting
> or
> > have them buried somewhere.
> > Carolyn Ohl (my SIL and long-time birding accomplice) and I spent many
> days
> > birding BBNP and up to Lake Balmorhea. One day we went to L.B. (Lake
> > Balmorhea). We were working our way entirely around the lake which could
> be
> > done there at that time (not sure you can now.) We stopped the car what
> > would be on the south side of the canal in a low lying dry 'creek bed',
> > it's actually a little peninsula of land but it would be wet when the
> lake
> > had more water in it. I don't know if that area has been accessible
> often
> > or not, but it was then. There was an owl perched about 2/3 up in a
> tree
> > on a limb overlooking the dry 'creek bed' and started flying towards us.
> It
> > had no ear tufts but had dark eyes. It flew down fairly low next to the
> > car and we immediately id' it as a barred owl.
> > I could not see ear tufts, and it definitely had dark eyes, and it was
> in
> > exactly the habitat I had seen barred owls the years we lived in Iowa and
> > east Texas. I used to see them along creeks in Iowa near our house,
> > perched about 2/3 up a tree on a limb overlooking a pasture. It was a
> no
> > brainer for me to agree with Carolyn it was a Barred Owl.
> >
> > When it was mentioned to very experienced Trans-Pecos birders, we were
> told
> > the same, there are no records for Barred Owls in the Trans-Pecos, and
> > intimated therefore it couldn't be one. However, to this day, we know
> what
> > we saw. Lots of birds show up in places 'where they have never been
> > documented' before. So who knows? Maybe tomorrow someone with a
> camera
> > or audio equipment will document a Barred Owl at Cottonwood. Wouldn't
> that
> > be great? Just because it wasn't documented, doesn't mean it wasn't
> there.
> >
> > ​​Dale Ohl
> > Canton TX
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Subject: [texbirds] Re: "Fall" migration is already underway: Long-billed Curlew

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Subject: [texbirds] Re: "Fall" migration is already underway: Long-billed Curlew
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Date: 5/23/17 7:30 pm
From: Fred Collins <fcndc...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Barred Owls in the Trans-Pecos
I agree Dale it's possible. You and Carolyn may have seen one as well. But a Mottled Owl has no ear tufts and brown eyes and is equally close. It might find Trans Pecos environs more like home than a Barred would. Either way, such owls should not be so easily dismissed.

Fred Collins
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> On May 23, 2017, at 9:11 PM, Dale Ohl <lsdolls...> wrote:
>
> Tex-Birders: I read with interest comments about Robert Becker's sighting
> for Cottonwood Campground regarding the Barred Owl.
> I would like to mention another undocumented sighting in the late 1990's
> at Lake Balmorhea. I either no longer have the notes on the sighting or
> have them buried somewhere.
> Carolyn Ohl (my SIL and long-time birding accomplice) and I spent many days
> birding BBNP and up to Lake Balmorhea. One day we went to L.B. (Lake
> Balmorhea). We were working our way entirely around the lake which could be
> done there at that time (not sure you can now.) We stopped the car what
> would be on the south side of the canal in a low lying dry 'creek bed',
> it's actually a little peninsula of land but it would be wet when the lake
> had more water in it. I don't know if that area has been accessible often
> or not, but it was then. There was an owl perched about 2/3 up in a tree
> on a limb overlooking the dry 'creek bed' and started flying towards us. It
> had no ear tufts but had dark eyes. It flew down fairly low next to the
> car and we immediately id' it as a barred owl.
> I could not see ear tufts, and it definitely had dark eyes, and it was in
> exactly the habitat I had seen barred owls the years we lived in Iowa and
> east Texas. I used to see them along creeks in Iowa near our house,
> perched about 2/3 up a tree on a limb overlooking a pasture. It was a no
> brainer for me to agree with Carolyn it was a Barred Owl.
>
> When it was mentioned to very experienced Trans-Pecos birders, we were told
> the same, there are no records for Barred Owls in the Trans-Pecos, and
> intimated therefore it couldn't be one. However, to this day, we know what
> we saw. Lots of birds show up in places 'where they have never been
> documented' before. So who knows? Maybe tomorrow someone with a camera
> or audio equipment will document a Barred Owl at Cottonwood. Wouldn't that
> be great? Just because it wasn't documented, doesn't mean it wasn't there.
>
> ​​Dale Ohl
> Canton TX
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Date: 5/23/17 7:12 pm
From: Dale Ohl <lsdolls...>
Subject: [texbirds] Barred Owls in the Trans-Pecos
Tex-Birders: I read with interest comments about Robert Becker's sighting
for Cottonwood Campground regarding the Barred Owl.
I would like to mention another undocumented sighting in the late 1990's
at Lake Balmorhea. I either no longer have the notes on the sighting or
have them buried somewhere.
Carolyn Ohl (my SIL and long-time birding accomplice) and I spent many days
birding BBNP and up to Lake Balmorhea. One day we went to L.B. (Lake
Balmorhea). We were working our way entirely around the lake which could be
done there at that time (not sure you can now.) We stopped the car what
would be on the south side of the canal in a low lying dry 'creek bed',
it's actually a little peninsula of land but it would be wet when the lake
had more water in it. I don't know if that area has been accessible often
or not, but it was then. There was an owl perched about 2/3 up in a tree
on a limb overlooking the dry 'creek bed' and started flying towards us. It
had no ear tufts but had dark eyes. It flew down fairly low next to the
car and we immediately id' it as a barred owl.
I could not see ear tufts, and it definitely had dark eyes, and it was in
exactly the habitat I had seen barred owls the years we lived in Iowa and
east Texas. I used to see them along creeks in Iowa near our house,
perched about 2/3 up a tree on a limb overlooking a pasture. It was a no
brainer for me to agree with Carolyn it was a Barred Owl.

When it was mentioned to very experienced Trans-Pecos birders, we were told
the same, there are no records for Barred Owls in the Trans-Pecos, and
intimated therefore it couldn't be one. However, to this day, we know what
we saw. Lots of birds show up in places 'where they have never been
documented' before. So who knows? Maybe tomorrow someone with a camera
or audio equipment will document a Barred Owl at Cottonwood. Wouldn't that
be great? Just because it wasn't documented, doesn't mean it wasn't there.

​​Dale Ohl
Canton TX

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Date: 5/23/17 6:03 pm
From: David Sarkozi <david...>
Subject: [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update, 466 Texas Birds
Big Bend National Park was good to me with nine year birds in the last
24 hours. See the blog for details

http://davidsbigyear.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-boot.html

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Date: 5/23/17 5:57 pm
From: Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Left Sibley's guide @ Quintana this afternoon.
@ David S. from Austin (you know who you are) -- I'm sure it's your field guide since I was talking with you this afternoon and we were looking at it.

A friend texted me that he has it.

Pls reply to this email to see how to get it back to you.

Else I'll see if I can dig up a Travis Audubon contact, if I don't hear from you.

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Date: 5/23/17 3:58 pm
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Birds of Big Bend
Perhaps a wayward Mottled ? :-)
On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 5:51 PM, Joe Fischer <dmarc-noreply...>
wrote:

> I would like to see how the breeding pair of Great Horned owls at
> Cottonwood campground invited a Barred owl to the party. That would be
> interesting. I think we can conclude an ID error. It happens to all of us
> at times.
>
> Joe Fischer
> http://www.pbase.com/joe_e_fischer
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On May 23, 2017, at 5:30 PM, Charles W. Easley <cwebirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Very surprised at this record. Barred Owl in Big Bend? I know of no
> > records for this owl in the Trans Pecos area.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3)
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:34 AM
> > To: Texbirds
> > Subject: [texbirds] Birds of Big Bend
> >
> > Barred Owl at Cottonwood Campground? !!
> >
> > Did you hear or see it? Did you get a recording or photo? There is no
> > previous record west of the Pecos.
> >
> > It is a great find.
> >
> > Fred Collins, Director
> > Kleb Woods Nature Center
> > 20303 Draper Road,Tomball TX 77377
> > 281-357-5324
> >
> > Harris County Precinct 3
> > Steve Radack Commissioner
> > www.pct3.com
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:texbirds-bounce@
> freelists.org]
> > On Behalf Of Robert Becker
> > Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 7:24 PM
> > To: Texbirds <texbirds...>
> > Subject: [texbirds] Birds of Big Bend
> >
> > I birded Big Bend National Park from May 14 to May 18. Here is what I
> saw,
> > arranged by location within the park.
> > Rio Grande Village. Common Black-Hawk (2), White-throated Swift,
> Vermillion
> > Flycatcher (4), Bell's Vireo (6+). Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Roadrunner
> (3),
> > Summer Tanager (2), Blue Grosbeak, Wilson's Warbler, Ash-throated
> > Flycatcher, Yellow Warbler, Cassin's Kingbird, Eastern Wood-Peewee.
> > Cottonwood Campground. Lucy's Warbler (3), Gray Hawk, Vermillion
> Flycatcher
> > (4), Barred Owl, Black Phoebe (4), Summer Tanager, Yellow-rumped Warbler
> > (6), Black-tailed Gnatcatcher,.
> > Sam Nail Ranch. Varied Bunting, Nashville Warbler, Wilson's Warbler,
> Yellow
> > Warbler, Crissal Thrasher, Summer Tanager, Gray Vireo, Verdin, Plumbeous
> > Vireo.
> > Pinnacles Trail. Western Tanager, Summer Tanager, Black-tailed
> Gnatcatcher,
> > Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Acorn Woodpecker (3), Bushtit, Black-crested
> Titmouse
> > (3), Townsend's Warbler, Colima Warbler (calling), 2), Spotted towhee
> (3),
> > Mexican Jay (~10), Western Wood-peewee.
> > Basin, water treatment plant. Varied Bunting (3), Cactus Wren (5),
> > Blue-throated Hummingbird (2), Black-chinned Sparrow.
> > Park roads, Terlingua, S.R. 118. Scaled Quail. Black-throated sparrow
> (4),
> > Burrowing Owl (2), Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk (3).
> > Bob Becker, Galveston
> >
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Date: 5/23/17 3:52 pm
From: Joe Fischer <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender fischer13 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Birds of Big Bend
I would like to see how the breeding pair of Great Horned owls at Cottonwood campground invited a Barred owl to the party. That would be interesting. I think we can conclude an ID error. It happens to all of us at times.

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> On May 23, 2017, at 5:30 PM, Charles W. Easley <cwebirds...> wrote:
>
> Very surprised at this record. Barred Owl in Big Bend? I know of no
> records for this owl in the Trans Pecos area.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3)
> Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:34 AM
> To: Texbirds
> Subject: [texbirds] Birds of Big Bend
>
> Barred Owl at Cottonwood Campground? !!
>
> Did you hear or see it? Did you get a recording or photo? There is no
> previous record west of the Pecos.
>
> It is a great find.
>
> Fred Collins, Director
> Kleb Woods Nature Center
> 20303 Draper Road,Tomball TX 77377
> 281-357-5324
>
> Harris County Precinct 3
> Steve Radack Commissioner
> www.pct3.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Robert Becker
> Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 7:24 PM
> To: Texbirds <texbirds...>
> Subject: [texbirds] Birds of Big Bend
>
> I birded Big Bend National Park from May 14 to May 18. Here is what I saw,
> arranged by location within the park.
> Rio Grande Village. Common Black-Hawk (2), White-throated Swift, Vermillion
> Flycatcher (4), Bell's Vireo (6+). Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Roadrunner (3),
> Summer Tanager (2), Blue Grosbeak, Wilson's Warbler, Ash-throated
> Flycatcher, Yellow Warbler, Cassin's Kingbird, Eastern Wood-Peewee.
> Cottonwood Campground. Lucy's Warbler (3), Gray Hawk, Vermillion Flycatcher
> (4), Barred Owl, Black Phoebe (4), Summer Tanager, Yellow-rumped Warbler
> (6), Black-tailed Gnatcatcher,.
> Sam Nail Ranch. Varied Bunting, Nashville Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow
> Warbler, Crissal Thrasher, Summer Tanager, Gray Vireo, Verdin, Plumbeous
> Vireo.
> Pinnacles Trail. Western Tanager, Summer Tanager, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher,
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Acorn Woodpecker (3), Bushtit, Black-crested Titmouse
> (3), Townsend's Warbler, Colima Warbler (calling), 2), Spotted towhee (3),
> Mexican Jay (~10), Western Wood-peewee.
> Basin, water treatment plant. Varied Bunting (3), Cactus Wren (5),
> Blue-throated Hummingbird (2), Black-chinned Sparrow.
> Park roads, Terlingua, S.R. 118. Scaled Quail. Black-throated sparrow (4),
> Burrowing Owl (2), Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk (3).
> Bob Becker, Galveston
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Date: 5/23/17 3:50 pm
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: "Fall" migration is already underway: Long-billed Curlew
See TOS Handbook, Syffret, Oberholser, etc. "locally common summer
residents in NW panhandle" etc.
On Tue, May 23, 2017 at 5:23 PM, Keith Arnold <kbarnold2...> wrote:

> I need to check, but I think there has been breeding reported from the
> Panhandle region in years past.
> Keith Arnold
> Bryan/TAMU
>
> On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Cameron Carver <c.o.carver...> wrote:
>
> > There are currently a few Long-billed Curlew lingering at Hackberry Flats
> > in OK (only a few miles from Texas). There are also records of birds on
> the
> > coast this year into the middle of the month. While it is certainly
> > possible that this is a southbound bird, I would not make this assumption
> > without more substantial evidence.
> >
> > Cameron Carver
> > OKC, OK
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On May 23, 2017, at 14:58, Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
> > <javascript:;>> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello, all!
> > > Well, we're still one month away from summer but "fall" migration has
> > > commenced, for at least one species. I had my first southbound
> > Long-billed
> > > Curlew on top of the caprock in Garza County on Sunday, 21 May. They
> are
> > a
> > > very early spring migrant and early fall migrant but this individual
> may
> > > represent a failed breeder as it's a touch on the early side. I'm
> unaware
> > > of birds attempting to over-summer in the region.
> > >
> > > Good birding!
> > > Justin Bosler
> > > currently in Brownsville, TX
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Date: 5/23/17 3:31 pm
From: Charles W. Easley <cwebirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Birds of Big Bend
Very surprised at this record. Barred Owl in Big Bend? I know of no
records for this owl in the Trans Pecos area.

-----Original Message-----
From: Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3)
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:34 AM
To: Texbirds
Subject: [texbirds] Birds of Big Bend

Barred Owl at Cottonwood Campground? !!

Did you hear or see it? Did you get a recording or photo? There is no
previous record west of the Pecos.

It is a great find.

Fred Collins, Director
Kleb Woods Nature Center
20303 Draper Road,Tomball TX 77377
281-357-5324

Harris County Precinct 3
Steve Radack Commissioner
www.pct3.com

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From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>]
On Behalf Of Robert Becker
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 7:24 PM
To: Texbirds <texbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Birds of Big Bend

I birded Big Bend National Park from May 14 to May 18. Here is what I saw,
arranged by location within the park.
Rio Grande Village. Common Black-Hawk (2), White-throated Swift, Vermillion
Flycatcher (4), Bell's Vireo (6+). Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Roadrunner (3),
Summer Tanager (2), Blue Grosbeak, Wilson's Warbler, Ash-throated
Flycatcher, Yellow Warbler, Cassin's Kingbird, Eastern Wood-Peewee.
Cottonwood Campground. Lucy's Warbler (3), Gray Hawk, Vermillion Flycatcher
(4), Barred Owl, Black Phoebe (4), Summer Tanager, Yellow-rumped Warbler
(6), Black-tailed Gnatcatcher,.
Sam Nail Ranch. Varied Bunting, Nashville Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow
Warbler, Crissal Thrasher, Summer Tanager, Gray Vireo, Verdin, Plumbeous
Vireo.
Pinnacles Trail. Western Tanager, Summer Tanager, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher,
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Acorn Woodpecker (3), Bushtit, Black-crested Titmouse
(3), Townsend's Warbler, Colima Warbler (calling), 2), Spotted towhee (3),
Mexican Jay (~10), Western Wood-peewee.
Basin, water treatment plant. Varied Bunting (3), Cactus Wren (5),
Blue-throated Hummingbird (2), Black-chinned Sparrow.
Park roads, Terlingua, S.R. 118. Scaled Quail. Black-throated sparrow (4),
Burrowing Owl (2), Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk (3).
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Date: 5/23/17 3:24 pm
From: Keith Arnold <kbarnold2...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: "Fall" migration is already underway: Long-billed Curlew
I need to check, but I think there has been breeding reported from the
Panhandle region in years past.
Keith Arnold
Bryan/TAMU

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Cameron Carver <c.o.carver...> wrote:

> There are currently a few Long-billed Curlew lingering at Hackberry Flats
> in OK (only a few miles from Texas). There are also records of birds on the
> coast this year into the middle of the month. While it is certainly
> possible that this is a southbound bird, I would not make this assumption
> without more substantial evidence.
>
> Cameron Carver
> OKC, OK
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On May 23, 2017, at 14:58, Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
> <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >
> > Hello, all!
> > Well, we're still one month away from summer but "fall" migration has
> > commenced, for at least one species. I had my first southbound
> Long-billed
> > Curlew on top of the caprock in Garza County on Sunday, 21 May. They are
> a
> > very early spring migrant and early fall migrant but this individual may
> > represent a failed breeder as it's a touch on the early side. I'm unaware
> > of birds attempting to over-summer in the region.
> >
> > Good birding!
> > Justin Bosler
> > currently in Brownsville, TX
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Date: 5/23/17 3:16 pm
From: Cameron Carver <c.o.carver...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: "Fall" migration is already underway: Long-billed Curlew
There are currently a few Long-billed Curlew lingering at Hackberry Flats in OK (only a few miles from Texas). There are also records of birds on the coast this year into the middle of the month. While it is certainly possible that this is a southbound bird, I would not make this assumption without more substantial evidence.

Cameron Carver
OKC, OK

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> On May 23, 2017, at 14:58, Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> wrote:
>
> Hello, all!
> Well, we're still one month away from summer but "fall" migration has
> commenced, for at least one species. I had my first southbound Long-billed
> Curlew on top of the caprock in Garza County on Sunday, 21 May. They are a
> very early spring migrant and early fall migrant but this individual may
> represent a failed breeder as it's a touch on the early side. I'm unaware
> of birds attempting to over-summer in the region.
>
> Good birding!
> Justin Bosler
> currently in Brownsville, TX
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Date: 5/23/17 3:13 pm
From: Tom Langschied <TLangschied...>
Subject: [texbirds] Blue Jay at Norias division of King Ranch - 05/19
Texbirders,
This weekend I received a picture of a Blue Jay found on Friday at the Norias divison of King Ranch in Kenedy county. Its actual location was in the very southeastern corner of Kenedy county. A very intriguing and special find for this part of South Texas. It will be interesting to see if this bird continues in the area, since this area is dominated by oaks there should be plenty habitat for it. This is the first record of Blue Jay I know of this species on King Ranch in the past 25 years. I had expected to eventually have a Blue Jay on one of the northern divisions of King Ranch in the fall or winter, but an occurrence in May on the most southern area is particularly surprising.
I checked the location today with no sign of the jay and I talked to the workers who originally spotted it and they said they had not seen it since Friday. Those birding Port Mansfield or Laguna Atascosa should keep an eye out for this errant jay as those areas are several miles due south of who may be heading that way.

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Date: 5/23/17 1:02 pm
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Yellow-green Vireo, Sheepshead lot SPI
Hello all,
There's currently a Yellow-green Vireo at the Valley Land Fund lot on
Sheepshead St.

Good luck!
Justin Bosler
currently on South Padre Island, TX


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Date: 5/23/17 12:59 pm
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] "Fall" migration is already underway: Long-billed Curlew
Hello, all!
Well, we're still one month away from summer but "fall" migration has
commenced, for at least one species. I had my first southbound Long-billed
Curlew on top of the caprock in Garza County on Sunday, 21 May. They are a
very early spring migrant and early fall migrant but this individual may
represent a failed breeder as it's a touch on the early side. I'm unaware
of birds attempting to over-summer in the region.

Good birding!
Justin Bosler
currently in Brownsville, TX


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Date: 5/23/17 12:34 pm
From: Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Cedar Waxwings @ Quintana

Nina Sitra


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Date: 5/23/17 9:34 am
From: Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Yellow-bellied Flycatcher @ Quintana

Tad F and I saw it.

Nina Sitra


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Date: 5/23/17 9:14 am
From: David Sarkozi <david...>
Subject: [texbirds] Dusky-capped Flycatcher Big Bend NP
Last night at Boot Canyon in Big Bend NP I had a Dusky-capped Flycatcher
calling between sites BC2 and BC3. I never could get eyes on it but it
called for about 10 minutes at 8pm and briefly at dawn and 8 am as I was
leaving this morning. At least two Painted Redstarts are also present in
that same area. I did not hear or see either bird around the Springs and
the cabin, I think it's best to look on the trail between campsites.

David Sarkozi

Houston, TX
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Date: 5/23/17 8:35 am
From: Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <FCollins...>
Subject: [texbirds] Birds of Big Bend
Barred Owl at Cottonwood Campground? !!

Did you hear or see it? Did you get a recording or photo? There is no previous record west of the Pecos.

It is a great find.

Fred Collins, Director
Kleb Woods Nature Center
20303 Draper Road,Tomball TX 77377
281-357-5324

Harris County Precinct 3
Steve Radack Commissioner
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From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Robert Becker
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 7:24 PM
To: Texbirds <texbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Birds of Big Bend

I birded Big Bend National Park from May 14 to May 18. Here is what I saw, arranged by location within the park.
Rio Grande Village. Common Black-Hawk (2), White-throated Swift, Vermillion Flycatcher (4), Bell's Vireo (6+). Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Roadrunner (3), Summer Tanager (2), Blue Grosbeak, Wilson's Warbler, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Yellow Warbler, Cassin's Kingbird, Eastern Wood-Peewee.
Cottonwood Campground. Lucy's Warbler (3), Gray Hawk, Vermillion Flycatcher (4), Barred Owl, Black Phoebe (4), Summer Tanager, Yellow-rumped Warbler (6), Black-tailed Gnatcatcher,.
Sam Nail Ranch. Varied Bunting, Nashville Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Crissal Thrasher, Summer Tanager, Gray Vireo, Verdin, Plumbeous Vireo.
Pinnacles Trail. Western Tanager, Summer Tanager, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Acorn Woodpecker (3), Bushtit, Black-crested Titmouse (3), Townsend's Warbler, Colima Warbler (calling), 2), Spotted towhee (3), Mexican Jay (~10), Western Wood-peewee.
Basin, water treatment plant. Varied Bunting (3), Cactus Wren (5), Blue-throated Hummingbird (2), Black-chinned Sparrow.
Park roads, Terlingua, S.R. 118. Scaled Quail. Black-throated sparrow (4), Burrowing Owl (2), Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk (3).
Bob Becker, Galveston




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Date: 5/23/17 8:34 am
From: Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <FCollins...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Birds of Big Bend
Barred Owl at Cottonwood Campground? !!

Did you hear or see it? Did you get a recording or photo? There is no previous record west of the Pecos.

It is a great find.

Fred Collins, Director
Kleb Woods Nature Center
20303 Draper Road,Tomball TX 77377
281-357-5324

Harris County Precinct 3
Steve Radack Commissioner
www.pct3.com

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From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Robert Becker
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2017 7:24 PM
To: Texbirds <texbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Birds of Big Bend

I birded Big Bend National Park from May 14 to May 18. Here is what I saw, arranged by location within the park.
Rio Grande Village. Common Black-Hawk (2), White-throated Swift, Vermillion Flycatcher (4), Bell's Vireo (6+). Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Roadrunner (3), Summer Tanager (2), Blue Grosbeak, Wilson's Warbler, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Yellow Warbler, Cassin's Kingbird, Eastern Wood-Peewee.
Cottonwood Campground. Lucy's Warbler (3), Gray Hawk, Vermillion Flycatcher (4), Barred Owl, Black Phoebe (4), Summer Tanager, Yellow-rumped Warbler (6), Black-tailed Gnatcatcher,.
Sam Nail Ranch. Varied Bunting, Nashville Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Crissal Thrasher, Summer Tanager, Gray Vireo, Verdin, Plumbeous Vireo.
Pinnacles Trail. Western Tanager, Summer Tanager, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Acorn Woodpecker (3), Bushtit, Black-crested Titmouse (3), Townsend's Warbler, Colima Warbler (calling), 2), Spotted towhee (3), Mexican Jay (~10), Western Wood-peewee.
Basin, water treatment plant. Varied Bunting (3), Cactus Wren (5), Blue-throated Hummingbird (2), Black-chinned Sparrow.
Park roads, Terlingua, S.R. 118. Scaled Quail. Black-throated sparrow (4), Burrowing Owl (2), Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk (3).
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Date: 5/22/17 5:24 pm
From: Robert Becker <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender robertjbecker for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Birds of Big Bend
I birded Big Bend National Park from May 14 to May 18. Here is what I saw, arranged by location within the park.
Rio Grande Village. Common Black-Hawk (2), White-throated Swift, Vermillion Flycatcher (4), Bell's Vireo (6+). Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Roadrunner (3), Summer Tanager (2), Blue Grosbeak, Wilson's Warbler, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Yellow Warbler, Cassin's Kingbird, Eastern Wood-Peewee.
Cottonwood Campground. Lucy's Warbler (3), Gray Hawk, Vermillion Flycatcher (4), Barred Owl, Black Phoebe (4), Summer Tanager, Yellow-rumped Warbler (6), Black-tailed Gnatcatcher,.
Sam Nail Ranch. Varied Bunting, Nashville Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Crissal Thrasher, Summer Tanager, Gray Vireo, Verdin, Plumbeous Vireo.
Pinnacles Trail. Western Tanager, Summer Tanager, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Acorn Woodpecker (3), Bushtit, Black-crested Titmouse (3), Townsend's Warbler, Colima Warbler (calling), 2), Spotted towhee (3), Mexican Jay (~10), Western Wood-peewee.
Basin, water treatment plant. Varied Bunting (3), Cactus Wren (5), Blue-throated Hummingbird (2), Black-chinned Sparrow.
Park roads, Terlingua, S.R. 118. Scaled Quail. Black-throated sparrow (4), Burrowing Owl (2), Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk (3).
Bob Becker, Galveston




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Date: 5/22/17 2:57 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 5-22-17 Mourning Warbler, Black-throated-green Warbler @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5-22-17 Mourning Warbler, Black-throated-green Warbler @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Thanks to visitors and volunteers today--Black-throated-green Warbler & Mourning Warbler

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
Life member TOS, SAAS, TAS
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Date: 5/22/17 2:23 pm
From: GCBO <sheath...>
Subject: [texbirds] Yellow-green vireo at Quintana
Report of a yellow-green vireo at Quintana. Heading there myself!

Sue

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Date: 5/22/17 6:57 am
From: Kleb Woods (Commissioner Pct. 3) <KlebWoods...>
Subject: [texbirds] Kleb Woods Program - Birding the Katy Prairie in Summer
Summer is upon us, but don't put away your birding gear just yet! Join us at Kleb Woods this Wednesday for a bird walk and then a presentation on birding the Katy Prairie in summer.
This Wednesday, May 24, we will have our regular weekly bird walk from 8:30 AM until 11:30 AM. After a break for lunch, we will have a class on birding the Katy Prairie in Summer from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. This is the last class in a 4-part series presented by Fred Collins. Incorporating both park and roadside birding is necessary to fully appreciate this unique habitat, and it can be difficult to navigate at first. There is a surprising variety of birds you can see on the prairie in summer. Learn what birds to look for and where to find them.

We hope to see you all there,

Kendra Kocab
Naturalist: Kleb Woods Nature Center (Tomball, TX)
Commissioner Steve Radack
Harris County Precinct 3
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Date: 5/21/17 4:03 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 5-21-17 TEN warbler sp @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5-21-17 TEN warbler sp @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
May 21, 2017, no rain this weekend, Fantastic day with great visitors--49 species & 10 species of warblers: Mourning Warbler, Canada Warbler, Black-throated-green Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Ovenbird, Yellow Warbler, American Redstart, Magnolia Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Nashville Warbler, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Painted Bunting. Pictures are "proof of life" and multiples on many. To visit: Warblerwoods.org and you have to have written response each time. Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary , Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe, Susan Schaezler

Susan Schaezler
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Date: 5/21/17 9:07 am
From: Crystal Datri <cdatri4...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Looking for kites yesterday
On Wednesday, I traveled from High Island to Saratoga, taking FM326. Just before the intersection at 90, I saw at least two swallow-tailed kites. There were several birds in the sky there, and so I assume there were several kites there. Unfortunately, I saw them right when I was passing a concrete truck, and in a bad position to pull over.

Crystal Datri
Austin, Texas

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> On May 20, 2017, at 6:45 PM, Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> wrote:
>
> Went on a swallow-tailed kite hunt yesterday and did not find any at
> the trinity river wildlife area
> US 90 between liberty and dayton
> The old park and subdivision sites in liberty
> All around Aweigh and other nearby parts of Crosby
>
> I did have one bird that foraged along the highway about 4 miles south of
> Dayton. It moved about a mile as I followed.
>
> In the aweigh are of Crosby, Mississippi kites were on the swallow-tailed
> kites favorite dead trees. Also a couple of fish crows. And a broad-winged
> hawk fetching food several times.
>
> More fish crows were around the lake in summerland on Lake Houston Parkway.
> Actually if you get off 99 heading north and stop at the lake Houston
> parkway before turning right, you should see or hear them. Also pull into
> HEB. And a number of Egyptian geese on the lake at summerland but they were
> not in the area between the parkway and swimming pool where people feed
> them.
>
> Lots of painted buntings, northern parulas and prothonotary warblers along
> with the very common white-eyed vireos in the wildlife refuge. Plus
> yellow-billed cuckoos, anhingas etc. All of the vegetation cover in the
> water is gone along with most of the birds. Small rookery way out there but
> birds feeding elsewhere.
>
> --
> Joseph C. Kennedy
> on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
> <Josephkennedy36...>
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Date: 5/21/17 9:06 am
From: sandfalcon1 . <sandfalcon...>
Subject: [texbirds] Common Goldeneye Hagerman NWR 5/20/2017
This morning I visited Hagerman NWR (Grayson County). Among the 70+
species I observed, I found a single drake COMMON GOLDENEYE. Looking at
the eBird list for the refuge, the only other May record was from 1980. I
got distant but diagnostic photos and will attach them to my eBird report
later, but wanted to get the word out in case anyone was interested in
finding it. The bird was observed from Wildlife Rd and was just out from
the Q Pad, fairly close to shore but quite distant from Wildlife Rd.
Brandon Best
Arlington, TX


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Date: 5/20/17 5:51 pm
From: Brian Sheehan <osuwildlifer...>
Subject: [texbirds] NW Austin backyard
Hi Texbirders,

Its been a nice and active day in the backyard, with 9 warbler species and a lifer empid. My wife (Charissa) and I spotted Canada (2), Mourning, Black-throated Green, American Redstart, Wilsons (2), Yellow, Chestnut-sided (2), Magnolia, and Black-and-White warblers. Also seen were several Mississippi Kites, Great-Crested Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, and a very vocal and cooperative lifer Yellow-bellied Flycatcher.

Good birding!
-Brian Sheehan @ Austin


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Date: 5/20/17 4:46 pm
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Looking for kites yesterday
Went on a swallow-tailed kite hunt yesterday and did not find any at
the trinity river wildlife area
US 90 between liberty and dayton
The old park and subdivision sites in liberty
All around Aweigh and other nearby parts of Crosby

I did have one bird that foraged along the highway about 4 miles south of
Dayton. It moved about a mile as I followed.

In the aweigh are of Crosby, Mississippi kites were on the swallow-tailed
kites favorite dead trees. Also a couple of fish crows. And a broad-winged
hawk fetching food several times.

More fish crows were around the lake in summerland on Lake Houston Parkway.
Actually if you get off 99 heading north and stop at the lake Houston
parkway before turning right, you should see or hear them. Also pull into
HEB. And a number of Egyptian geese on the lake at summerland but they were
not in the area between the parkway and swimming pool where people feed
them.

Lots of painted buntings, northern parulas and prothonotary warblers along
with the very common white-eyed vireos in the wildlife refuge. Plus
yellow-billed cuckoos, anhingas etc. All of the vegetation cover in the
water is gone along with most of the birds. Small rookery way out there but
birds feeding elsewhere.

--
Joseph C. Kennedy
on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
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Date: 5/20/17 2:53 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Boca Chica & Black-throated Blue
Hi, all!


With a report of a Lesser Black-backed Gull in the Boca Chica Tract, I
birded that whole stretch of SR 4 this morning (along with a couple of side
roads); dipped on the gull but had a MOB of Reddish Egrets! The tide was too
high to drive on the beach, so just getting the report that the lady
Black-throated Blue Warbler was still hanging around Sheepshead, I headed up
there (not really expecting anything), and by golly she showed up, along
with a Chestnut-sided Warbler! :-D Had the usual beach bums on the Flats -
Common Tern was nice. Other highlights were my first Botteri's Sparrow of
the year, both Wilson's and Snowy Plover at the same stop, the Aplomado
first thing, and a few White-rumped Sandpipers in with the tons of Dunlin.
Ended up with 74 species for the morning.



A few pictures are on my Facebook page:



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Bird List:



Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis

Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula

Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula

Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus

Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus

Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor

Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens

White Ibis Eudocimus albus

Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus

Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus

White-tailed Hawk Geranoaetus albicaudatus

Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus

Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia

Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

Willet Tringa semipalmata

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Sanderling Calidris alba

Dunlin Calidris alpina

White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis

Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla

Least Tern Sternula antillarum

Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica

Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia

Common Tern Sterna hirundo

Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus

Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis

Black Skimmer Rynchops niger

Rock Pigeon Columba livia

Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto

Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina

White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi

Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus

Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis

Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor

Buff-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia yucatanensis

Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons

Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Aplomado Falcon Falco femoralis

Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus

Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus

Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii

White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus

Chihuahuan Raven Corvus cryptoleucus

Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Verdin Auriparus flaviceps

Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii

Cactus Wren Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus

Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre

Long-billed Thrasher Toxostoma longirostre

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica

Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens

Olive Sparrow Arremonops rufivirgatus

Botteri's Sparrow Peucaea botterii

Cassin's Sparrow Peucaea cassinii

Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna

Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus

Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Altamira Oriole Icterus gularis

House Sparrow Passer domesticus



74 SPECIES



Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

www.miriameaglemon.com <http://www.miriameaglemon.com>





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Date: 5/20/17 2:12 am
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Birder Patrol Trip Saturday May 27th
Hi, all!


This month's Birder Patrol trip (next Saturday, the 27th) will be to a
private ranch north of La Joya and possibly other spots depending on timing
and weather. Meet at the La Joya Whataburger at 7:00 (6:30 if you want to
eat :)). Cost is $5.00, and all proceeds support the educational endeavors
of the Arroyo Colorado Audubon Society (ACAS).



Come join the fun! MB



Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

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Date: 5/18/17 10:09 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 5-18-17 McGillivray's Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Canada Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5-18-17 McGillivray's Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Canada Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Have to leave for drs--volunteers guarding the birds!

3 Northern Bobwhite
1 Black Vulture
2 Turkey Vulture
2 Red-shouldered Hawk
3 Inca Dove
2 Common Ground-Dove
4 White-winged Dove
2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1 Great Horned Owl
1 Chuck-will's-widow
5 Chimney Swift
4 Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird
2 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
1 Empidonax sp.
6 White-eyed Vireo
2 Carolina Chickadee
9 Black-crested Titmouse
5 Carolina Wren
2 Bewick's Wren
1 Black-and-white Warbler
1 MacGillivray's Warbler
1 Mourning Warbler
2 American Redstart
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Canada Warbler
2 Wilson's Warbler
2 Summer Tanager
10 Northern Cardinal
2 Painted Bunting
4 House Finch
6 Lesser Goldfinch
2 House Sparrow
Number of Taxa: 35

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
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Date: 5/18/17 9:34 am
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Water bird pictures from Tuesday, Coast and Dike
Went across to Bolivar on an early ferry and only had a small number of
laughing gulls along for the ride. Coming back a bit after noon, there was
a great group of gulls to go along with the people feeding them. On the
morning ride, on gull was trying to hack up something it ate without any
luck
http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481591

Mottled duck continue to produce broods

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481592

I have missed good looks at pectoral sandpipers this spring but this bird
cooperated but was chased several times by one of the resident black-necked
stilts

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481592

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481601

Being chased though gave a look at the other side

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481603

A Wilson's phalarope was at the same spot

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481606

And can really stretch out to snatch bugs from the surface

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481609

A good group of American avocets was marching around the tidal channels and
sargassum on bolivar flats

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481677

Most looked normal

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481683

But one avocet stood out that had lost most of its colored feather pigments

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481678

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481684

The remaining black-bellied plovers were in non-breeding plumage except for
one bird still molting

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481685

The small group of terns included common terns both in breeding and
non-breeding plumage

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481688

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481689

The dunlin really enjoyed the goodies in the sargassum

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481690

Some is very small

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481691

But they also probed for food in the old fashioned way

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481693

One franklin's gull was present

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481697

A lone least tern was banded and from the inland population. Will get a
notice as to where it was banded

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481698

One of the marbled godwits has its orange breeding bill color

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481701

Red and gray and in-between red knots were coming in to roost and feed. Did
preening too

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481710

This one got a little crab from the sargassum

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481714

Other birds were nice and red

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481718

And one had a very dark back too

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481728

and the two colors together

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481727

And an inbetween bird

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481729

A ruddy turnstone had a feather problem

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481730

The mix of high colored sanderlings was only 10-20% this trip compared to
over half a week earlier. Most of the birds around only had a few or no
colored feathers

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481732

Almost all of the peeps on the beach were semipalmated sandpipers

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481738

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481739

Short-billed dowitchers were coming in to roost in breeding plumage

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481746

and gray colors of birds that may summer

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481750

or both colors

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481749

Further up the peninsula, an American avocet had toe problems

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481754

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481753

And can sleep lying down

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481755

or standing

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481756

The reddish egret was eating little food

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481757

My friendly whimbrels was also scratching

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481759

Stopped back to see the Wilson's phalarope

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481762

Which also preened but preens very fast and jerky compared to other
sandpipers

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481765

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481766

And showing off the tail

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481772

The little bridge on Frenchtown road attracts feeding terns if there is a
good tidal flow in or out. Today had black and least terns.

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481774

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481776

They were catching very small things off the top of the water and not
diving or taking minnows.

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481780

Out on east beach the black terns were feeding along the sargassum edge for
goodies getting dislodged

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481781

But dipping up and down leads to lots of shots without all the bird

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481785

They also touched down to pick up things from the clumps on the edge of the
water

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481788

Several Wilson's plovers were out on the edge too

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481792

The texas city dike had a single black-bellied plover left

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481795

Lots of scratching

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481796

And fluffing

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165481799

Lots more pictures posted at

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/inbox

Click on one and then you can browse with the right and left arrow keys.

--
Joseph C. Kennedy
on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
<Josephkennedy36...>


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Date: 5/18/17 9:02 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Lynn County Highlights from 14 May 2017
Greetings All:
I was feeling pretty spicy, foot-wise, on Sunday and cut a slit in the
right place of a boot, squeezing the whole mess into a pair of hiking boots
and setting out to explore Lynn County. Unfortunately, the weather did not
agree with me and high winds cut the day short, sending me home in the
early afternoon.

I did see some good stuff, though, including 2 Gadwalls at the FM 2956
Playa, 2 American Wigeons at the Skeen Playa, 6 Blue-winged Teals at the FM
2956 Playa, 2 Blue-winged Teals at the Skeen Playa, 2 Northern Shovelers at
the CR 28 x FM 1054 Playa, 2 Northern Shovelers at the FM 2956 Playa, 4
Northern Shovelers at the Skeen Playa, 4 Ruddy Ducks at the Skeen Playa, 3
Eared Grebes at the CR 28 x FM 1054 Playa, 1 Eared Grebe at the Skeen
Playa, 20 Black-necked Stilts at the CR 28 x FM 1054 Playa, 4 Black-necked
Stilts at the FM 2956 Playa, 6 Black-necked Stilts at the FM 3332 x Sam
Road Playa, 12 Black-necked Stilts at the Skeen Playa, 4 American Avocets
at the CR 28 x FM 1054 Playa, 58 American Avocets at the FM 2956 Playa, 18
Long-billed Dowitchers at the FM 2856 Playa, 34 Wilson's Phalaropes at the
FM 2956 Playa, 2 Great Egrets at the Skeen Playa, 1 Cattle Egret at the CR
28 x FM 1054 Playa, 38 White-faced Ibises at the FM 2956 Playa, 1 Western
Wood Pewee at the FM 2956 Playa, 1 Willow Flycatcherat the CR 25 x FM 1054
Woodlot, 1 Bell's Vireo at the CR EE Wetlands, and 1 American Redstart at
the CR 25 x FM 1054 Woodlot.

All in all, a pretty good morning; Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 5/18/17 8:50 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Crosby County Highlights from 13 May 2017
Greetings All:
I had a fairly good Saturday in Crosby County (driving in a very loose
tennis shoe and hobbling about in my new best frenemy - my orthopedic boot).

I visited the Ralls WTP twice during the day (this is a limited access site
- DO NOT go beyond the no trespass signs), accumulating 6 Blue-winged
Teals, 1 Ring-necked Pheasant, 2 Virginia Rails, 1 Sora, 4 Black-necked
Stilts, 12 American Avocets, 3 Wilson's Phalaropes, 1 Solitary Sandpiper, 1
Great Egret, 8 Snowy Egrets, 7 White-faced Ibises, *1 SINGING Eastern Wood
Pewee*, 1 SINGING Bell's Vireo, 1 House Wren, 16 Cedar Waxwings, 1 male
Common Yellowthroat, 9 Clay-colored Sparrows, and 1 female Western Tanager.

The wetlands south of Crosbyton kicked out 1 MacGillivray's Warbler and 1
Chipping Sparrow.

Crosbyton City Park was hopping with highlights, including 4 Blue-winged
Teals, 6 American Avocets, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, 14 Wilson's Phalaropes, 1
Swainson's Thrush, 2 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 2 Chipping Sparrows, and 4
Clay-colored Sparrows.

The Camp Rio Blanca crossing of White River was good for eastern
specialties and highlights were 2 Inca Doves, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 2
Eastern Phoebes, *1 Great Crested Flycatcher*, 1 Warbling Vireo, 1
Swainson's Thrush, 8 Cedar Waxwings, 1 Black-and-white Warbler, 1 Nashville
Warbler, 2 Yellow Warblers, 1 Yellow-breasted Chat, and 1 male Indigo
Bunting.

Silver Falls Rest Area kicked out 2 Eastern Phoebes, 2 Purple Martins, 2
Canyon Wrens, and 1 Northern Waterthrush.

The water-dotted stretch of FM 193 between FM 28 and FM 651 was good for 2
Gadwalls, 16 Blue-winged Teals, 2 Redheads, 2 Black-necked Stilts, 33
American Avocets, 4 Stilt Sandpipers, 3 White-rumped Sandpipers, 2 Greater
Yellowlegs, 28 Wilson's Phalaropes, 2 Black Terns, 28 Cattle Egrets, 8
White-faced Ibises, 1 Eastern Kingbird, 4 Common Ravens, 2 Tree Swallows,
and 16 Yellow-headed Cowbirds.

The river and canyon crossings at FM 193 x FM 651 kicked out 5 Cattle
Egrets, 1 Olive-sided Flycatcher, 1 Least Flycatcher, 2 Common Ravens, 2
Rock Wrens, 1 Hermit Thrush, 1 Nashville Warbler, and 1 Yellow Warbler.

All in all, a really cool day.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 5/18/17 8:37 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Lubbock area highlights - first week of May
Greetings All:
So far it has been a slow month for me (in my area - I did enjoy the TOS
meeting quite a bit, though, and that was not slow at all) as I separated
several bones in my foot and displaced a couple of ligaments - which has
led to me wearing a 'boot' and moving slowly, if at all, the last several
weeks.

I have, however, managed to see a few goodies

On 1 May 2017 Drew Harvey picked out a Yellow Warbler in my Lubbock yard.

On 3 May 2017 I spotted two male Orchard Orioles chasing each other in my
Lubbock yard - frisky migrants.

Also on 3 May 2017, Drew Harvey and I spotted 1 Great Egret and 1 Snowy
Egret at Leroy Elmore Park (Lubbock County), 3 Canada Geese, 15 Franklin's
Gulls, and 3 White-faced Ibis in Slaton (Lubbock County), 1 Forster's Tern
and 1 Great Egret at Stone Lake (Lubbock County), 2 Black-necked Stilts and
1 Cooper's Hawk near Post (Garza County) and 1 Common Raven near
Justiceburg (Garza County) on our way out of the region and down to the TOS
meeting.

That was it for the first week in my area; Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson;
Lubbock


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Date: 5/17/17 11:51 am
From: SeEttaM . <seettam...>
Subject: [texbirds] Nestling N Beardless Tyrranulet at Estero Llamo Grande SP in Weslaco
A pair of Northern Heartless Tyrannulets built their nest in a ball moss at
Estero Llano Grande State Park in April in the Tropical area where they can
be safely seen behind a taped off perimeter. They are now feeding nestling
and I was able get several good photos of one nestling as it perched near
the nest entrance on a hot and windy evening yesterday. I have uploaded
the pics of the nestling and a couple of an adult on my Birds and Nature
blog ( http://BirdsAndNature.blogspot.com ). I also have a pic of a
nestling Eastern Screech-owl looking out from inside its nest hole.
SeEtta Moss
currently in Pharr
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Date: 5/17/17 11:09 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 5-17-17 McGillivray's Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Canada Warbler @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5-17-17 McGillivray's Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Canada Warbler @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
McGillivray's Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Canada Warbler, American Redstart, Yellow Warbler, etc @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary right now!! Sandi and Julie have them--will still be around later today and probably tomorrow. I don't have the whole list.

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
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Date: 5/17/17 8:10 am
From: Lisa Cole <lcole...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Denton Co. LLELA walk May 13 results
Sue, thank you! Nice little bird list...lots of quality.
Lisa Cole
Education Coordinator
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
469-635-5481
LLELA.org

On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 9:00 PM, Susan Yost <sdyost...> wrote:

> It was a beautiful morning for a bird walk at the Lewisville Lake
> Environmental Learning area [LLELA] last Saturday morning. We got
> “quality” not “quantity” this time. Several birders got life birds even!
> Highlights were: Summer Tanager, tons of Indigos and Painted Buntings,
> Swainson Thrush, Yellow Warbler, Western & Eastern Kingbirds, Dickcissel,
> Sora, Little Blue mature and a white immature, Osprey and the resident Red
> Tail with a tasty [unknown] meal for it’s nestlings. A lone Blue -wing
> Teal and 2 Coots were on the Beaver Pond. And the Eastern Phoebe nestlings
> fledged last Sunday and Mom & Dad are busy building another nest on the
> next crossbar under the picnic pavilion.
>
> We will have ONE MORE walk for the season, June 10th at 7:30. Check lists
> are available at the entrance. Fee is $5 per car. Come and join is and
> see what LLELA has to offer….birds, bugs, and beautiful wildflowers!
>
> Sue YOST ~^/^~
> Keith Lockhart
> LLEAL Bird walk guides.

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Date: 5/17/17 8:09 am
From: Jack Chiles <chilesjack995...>
Subject: [texbirds] Correction for Bird Census post, Hagerman NWR.
No, we do not have a new specie of warbler at Hagerman. I should have
wrote White-rumped Sandpiper. I guess that I need to hire a proofreader.
Also I failed to mention that we had 84 species today. Have a good week.
Jack Chiles, Texas master naturalist and volunteer, Hagerman NWR.

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Shorebird numbers were down, with very few birds found. There was a lone
Hudsonian Godwit, some White-rumped Warblers and Wilson Phalaropes, a few
Pectorals and Least Sandpipers. We found 3 Warbler species just inside the
gate to Meadow Pond Rd. Magnolia Warbler, a couple of American Redstarts
and a Wilson's Warbler. Other warbler species seen were Prothonotary and
Common Yellowthroat. There were still some Yellow-headed Blackbirds on the
end of Plover Pad in the Button Bushes. We found a lone Bobolink on Short
Rd., that was singing continuously. We saw one Green Heron, a specie that
has been hard to locate this season. We saw 8 Least Terns flying around
near the end of Plover Pad. We ended up with 84 species and we are getting
to the period where most all that we will see are area breeding birds.
http://ebird.org/ebird/iss/view/checklist/S36911598
Jack Chiles, Texas Master Naturalist and volunteer, Hagerman NWR.

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Date: 5/16/17 6:27 pm
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Bolivar, east beach and texas city today, gulls and shorebirds
Did my usual big bird trip again today starting on the ferry to bolivar,
east to rollover pass, back to Galveston east beach and ending on the texas
city dike. Great day with good birds and lots of birds mainly due to lots
of sargassum weed arriving on the beaches. Probably not liked by beach
cleaners but the birds were eating well. Wind never let up all day.
The ferry going across had almost no birds. but poking around port bolivar,
I had Wilson's phalarope, pectoral sandpiper, osprey and crested caracara.
The caracara is possibly the reason why there are new broods of mottled
ducks but no older broods. The stilts, killdeers, and willets really go
after them. Also had the only summering osprey I have found.

A stop on Retillon Road had a distant calling black rail that was hard to
hear due to the wind and a great disturbance among the local willets who
had gathered on the road to holler together.

The beach going down to the bollards is still very wide and smooth with a
good sargassum edging that had just arrived. It was full of sanderlings and
ruddy turnstones with a few non-breeding black-bellied plovers and some
eastern willets venturing out on the sand.

Walking down the sanctuary, the birds and wide sand stayed the same until
you get to the corner. There large numbers of shorebirds were roosting and
resting as well as feeding in the sargassum. A group of a dozen full
breeding plumage black-bellied plovers came in from the gulf, stopped a bit
and then headed north. Most of the flats that have been out for the birds
were underwater. No sign of any duck.

Basically, I found a good spot and stood there for almost an hour and a
half and let the birds come to me. I had a whole row of napping sandpipers,
a flock of avocets than ran around and did a lot of courtship piping, even
had brown pelicans come in to sit next to me rather than trampling everyone
to get away. Lots of the birds were too close for picture taking but great
to watch.

Birds kept coming in from elsewhere. Had 2 gray knots to start, then the 2
tinged birds showed up, the one legged bird, 2 red birds, and I had 10.
Last time I counted had 19 red knots. Short-billed dowitchers came in to
sleep. Other birds including most of the peeps were sleeping further east
on the bare open sand. Most peeps were semipalmated sandpipers. And a
spotted sandpiper. Many dunlin roosting but none were feeding in the
arriving sargassum. 2 marbled godwits including one with a bright orange
bill.

One franklin's gull, a dozen not adult ring-billed gulls and even a couple
of breeding plumage birds. And several candidates for mangy gull of the
summer and its still spring. No white pelican for the first time this
spring but there were only 2 last week.

Good numbers of black terns scattered around mostly with the least terns.
Only a few sandwich and royal terns. One least tern was banded probably
locally. No small plovers except for a few Wilson's plovers tucked into
holes in the sand.

If I had a chair that would sit out in the water, I would have spent the
day.

Going up the peninsula, there wasn't much beach left and they were
diligently cleaning what was there. More spots have dried up but Bob Road
was full of tidal water. Still had my favorite whimbrels in his favorite
parking lot. Rollover Pass was basically full with water coming in fast.

Headed back west and looped through Port Bolivar and checked the bridge on
Frenchtown Road that had black and least terns feeding in the water coming
into the flats from the bay.

The ferry ride was great with all the laughing gulls being fed all the way.
No other birds seen other than pelicans, grackles and pigeons.

Out at east beach, there was a big influx of sargassum at the jetty along
with many sanderlings, turnstones and a few Wilson's plovers and my only
western willet of the day. If you like black terns in flight, this is the
place as they were working the edge of the sargassum as it grounded and
snatching up little critters that came out. And the sandpipers were shaking
the weed bunches to dislodge critters. Really great fun.

Did go up to the texas city dike but it was close to birdless. Only a few
laughing gulls, maybe 10 terns in total, and a few sanderlings and
turnstones. The wind going over the hurricane levee at the base of the dike
created updrafts that flocks of brown pelicans were using to go feeding.

--
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Date: 5/16/17 6:19 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 5-16-17 MacGillivray's + 10 @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5-16-17 MacGillivray's + 10 @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Lot's of fun visitors and 3 of us saw the McGillivray's Warbler. Eleven warbler species as of now, McGillivray's Warbler, Canada Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat,Black-and-white Warbler, Black-throated-green Warbler, American Redstart, Painted Bunting, Red-eyed Vireo, warblerwoods.org to plan visit

Susan Schaezler
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Date: 5/16/17 5:05 pm
From: David Sarkozi <david...>
Subject: [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update 457 Species
Big Year Blog Update bringing me to 457 species for the year. I
changed plains from Big Bend to the Rio Grande Valley, see the blog
http://davidsbigyear.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-best-laid-plans.html

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Date: 5/16/17 12:47 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 5-16-17 McGillivray's Warbler +9 @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5-16-17 McGillivray's Warbler +9 @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Wow birds, plus McGillivray's Warbler just photographed! I'm tired, need reinforcements!

Warblerwoods.org to fill out contact form for visit

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Date: 5/15/17 8:35 pm
From: Chuck Davis <chuck...>
Subject: [texbirds] Baytown Nature Center Bird Count; Thursday, May 18th
We will be conducting the monthly bird count at the Baytown Nature Center
on Thursday, May 18th. We'll meet in the parking lot behind the entrance
building at 8:00 AM. We usually finish around noon, or a little thereafter.
The entrance fee is waived for the bird count.

This will be our last count of the season. There will not be a count in the
months of June, July, and August. The count will resume on the 3rd Thursday
of September


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Date: 5/15/17 7:01 pm
From: Susan Yost <sdyost...>
Subject: [texbirds] Denton Co. LLELA walk May 13 results
It was a beautiful morning for a bird walk at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning area [LLELA] last Saturday morning. We got “quality” not “quantity” this time. Several birders got life birds even! Highlights were: Summer Tanager, tons of Indigos and Painted Buntings, Swainson Thrush, Yellow Warbler, Western & Eastern Kingbirds, Dickcissel, Sora, Little Blue mature and a white immature, Osprey and the resident Red Tail with a tasty [unknown] meal for it’s nestlings. A lone Blue -wing Teal and 2 Coots were on the Beaver Pond. And the Eastern Phoebe nestlings fledged last Sunday and Mom & Dad are busy building another nest on the next crossbar under the picnic pavilion.
We will have ONE MORE walk for the season, June 10th at 7:30. Check lists are available at the entrance. Fee is $5 per car. Come and join is and see what LLELA has to offer….birds, bugs, and beautiful wildflowers!

Sue YOST ~^/^~
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Date: 5/15/17 4:18 pm
From: Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Austin Area Rare Bird Alert
Western Tanager @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary for 2 days, with pictures
Susan Schaezler
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> On May 15, 2017, at 5:57 PM, Arman Moreno <armanmorenobirds...> wrote:
>
> This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert and has been updated through
> 5/15/2017. 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 <armanmorenobirds...> If submitting a
> bird sighting, please include species name, location details, and contact
> information.
>
> -Rarities found this week-
>
> **A MEXICAN VIOLETEAR was reported from a private residence in West Austin,
> Travis County on 5/13. The bird reportedly visited the homeowner's
> flowering plants several times throughout Saturday afternoon and evening
> but has not been seen since. This is a good time of year to keep an eye out
> for this species in Central Texas.
>
> A GLOSSY IBIS was photographed in Fayette County at the Seydler Rd gravel
> ponds on 5/13. This is SE of the town of La Grange.
>
> On 5/10, a BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was photographed at St. Edward's Park in NW
> Austin, Travis County. The bird was reported near the dam area, which is
> the eastern portion of the park.
>
> A GREAT KISKADEE was heard in Fayette County from Plum Park on the Colorado
> River on 5/13. This is east of the town of West Point and north of Hwy 71.
> There may not be any public access as this appears to be LCRA property.
>
> A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was reported from Mills Pond, Travis County, on 5/13.
> The bird was in the NW corner of the park, near the boardwalk that leads to
> the smaller wooded pond that is drying up.
>
> A WOOD THRUSH was well described from Mills Pond in North Austin, Travis
> County, on 5/10. The bird was in the understory behind the water feature at
> the bird blind.
>
> GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERs have been pretty numerous in our area this year. A
> male was photographed on private property in Gonzales County on 5/10.
> Another male was at Warbler Woods, Guadalupe County, on 5/14. Other birds
> were reported from Sunset Valley's Couger Creek Trail (Travis County) on
> 5/8, a private residence in Central Austin on 5/13, from Great Hills Trail
> Park in NW Austin on 5/9, On Platt Lane north of the Hornsby Bend Complex
> (Travis County) on 5/13, Mills Pond in NW Austin on 5/10, and another
> private residence in NW Austin on 5/11. This species can be difficult to
> detect in our area despite the fact that we are just within the normal
> migration path.
>
> On the morning of 5/15, a female BLACKPOLL WARBLER was photographed at a
> private residence in Gonzales County.
>
> A male HOODED WARBLER was photographed on the Lake Creek Trail on
> Williamson County on 5/14. The bird appeared to be singing on territory.
>
>
> -Continuing bird(s) from previous week-
>
> At least one LEAST GREBE continues in Williamson County through 5/13 off
> Parksville Way and Fairweather Way.
>
> At least two LESSER NIGHTHAWKs continue around the intersection of Anderson
> Lane & Northcross Dr in Austin, Travis County, on 5/11. This is the same
> location where bird were observed for much of last summer.
>
> A BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER continues at Richard Moya Park just South of the
> airport in Austin, Travis County, on 5/12. The bird was reported between
> the restrooms and playground area in the Western portion of the park.
>
> A HUTTON'S VIREO continues at Warbler Woods, Guadalupe County, on 5/12.
>
>
> Arman Moreno
> Austin, TX
>
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Date: 5/15/17 3:58 pm
From: Arman Moreno <armanmorenobirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Austin Area Rare Bird Alert
This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert and has been updated through
5/15/2017. 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 <armanmorenobirds...> If submitting a
bird sighting, please include species name, location details, and contact
information.

-Rarities found this week-

**A MEXICAN VIOLETEAR was reported from a private residence in West Austin,
Travis County on 5/13. The bird reportedly visited the homeowner's
flowering plants several times throughout Saturday afternoon and evening
but has not been seen since. This is a good time of year to keep an eye out
for this species in Central Texas.

A GLOSSY IBIS was photographed in Fayette County at the Seydler Rd gravel
ponds on 5/13. This is SE of the town of La Grange.

On 5/10, a BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was photographed at St. Edward's Park in NW
Austin, Travis County. The bird was reported near the dam area, which is
the eastern portion of the park.

A GREAT KISKADEE was heard in Fayette County from Plum Park on the Colorado
River on 5/13. This is east of the town of West Point and north of Hwy 71.
There may not be any public access as this appears to be LCRA property.

A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was reported from Mills Pond, Travis County, on 5/13.
The bird was in the NW corner of the park, near the boardwalk that leads to
the smaller wooded pond that is drying up.

A WOOD THRUSH was well described from Mills Pond in North Austin, Travis
County, on 5/10. The bird was in the understory behind the water feature at
the bird blind.

GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERs have been pretty numerous in our area this year. A
male was photographed on private property in Gonzales County on 5/10.
Another male was at Warbler Woods, Guadalupe County, on 5/14. Other birds
were reported from Sunset Valley's Couger Creek Trail (Travis County) on
5/8, a private residence in Central Austin on 5/13, from Great Hills Trail
Park in NW Austin on 5/9, On Platt Lane north of the Hornsby Bend Complex
(Travis County) on 5/13, Mills Pond in NW Austin on 5/10, and another
private residence in NW Austin on 5/11. This species can be difficult to
detect in our area despite the fact that we are just within the normal
migration path.

On the morning of 5/15, a female BLACKPOLL WARBLER was photographed at a
private residence in Gonzales County.

A male HOODED WARBLER was photographed on the Lake Creek Trail on
Williamson County on 5/14. The bird appeared to be singing on territory.


-Continuing bird(s) from previous week-

At least one LEAST GREBE continues in Williamson County through 5/13 off
Parksville Way and Fairweather Way.

At least two LESSER NIGHTHAWKs continue around the intersection of Anderson
Lane & Northcross Dr in Austin, Travis County, on 5/11. This is the same
location where bird were observed for much of last summer.

A BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER continues at Richard Moya Park just South of the
airport in Austin, Travis County, on 5/12. The bird was reported between
the restrooms and playground area in the Western portion of the park.

A HUTTON'S VIREO continues at Warbler Woods, Guadalupe County, on 5/12.


Arman Moreno
Austin, TX

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Date: 5/15/17 3:12 pm
From: Dan Smith <dan...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Spring shift throws songsters off their timing
Thanks for the additional insight, Joe. Here in Austin, of course, I have noted the extension of summer on both ends of the season, and we effectively don’t have winter here much of the time. Now that you mention it, I have not noticed any tent caterpillars on the pecan trees in my neighborhood for the last several years. My pecan tree out front is completely leafed out now and gets going earlier each year. One factor may be that some species of birds and insects (and perhaps even plants) seem to be more attuned to length of sunlit hours than to temperatures to trigger leaf growth and migration. I know there is speculation that horseshoe crabs in the central Atlantic states, especially Chesapeake Bay and Maryland are spawning earlier, while the red knots that depend on their eggs as critical refueling on their way to the Arctic are not adjusting their migration time, and thus are not getting vital nutrition in the middle of their northward journey.
Best,

Dan Smith
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> On May 15, 2017, at 4:53 PM, Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> wrote:
>
> I think it is more meaningful that earlier greening as had a greater effect
> on insects. The authors of the study sort of walked around the topic but
> since it was done from a computer and not in the field, that aspect was
> really passed by.
> I have been watching the birds and bugs here along the bayou for 35 years.
> Trees lost leaves in the fall and got new ones in the spring.
>
> They have been keeping leaves longer in the fall and now are getting new
> leaves in the spring. This year most of the trees were leafed or at least
> had pollen anthers when the yellow-rumped warblers were passing and so the
> new growth missed the migrants.
>
> More importantly, the normal crop of inchworms that hatches along with the
> pollen anthers and new leaves in non-existent so there is no food. The same
> with the early tent caterpillars that festooned the pecan, mulberry and
> hackberry trees and brought in the cuckoos and others too. Have not seen a
> web for many years and there is no spraying.
>
> The rain of inchworms on my balcony and our parking lot from the oaks etc
> was a great wonder for many, especially kids. Have not seen a dangling worm
> here for a long time. And how does the moth/tree cycle re-establish itself
> if the trees keep doing their thing earlier.
>
> My assumption is that the moth/butterfly eggs hatched at a normal time but
> after the new tender leaves grew and in the case of pecan leaves developed
> toxins that kill the caterpillars.
>
> One exception to this seems to be high island but even there willows do not
> have webs nor do the same trees have webs now at Sabine. High island seems
> to be a cold spot and had bottlebrush in full bloom long after the plants
> at Lafitte's were done blooming. And the trees at the top of the hill at
> smith oaks were always the last everywhere to fully leaf. The change is not
> as great there as here in Houston. The bayou actually makes my temperature
> about 3 degrees warmer in winter and cooler in summer than areas just a few
> blocks away.
>
> In any event, my mulberries were all eaten by squirrels and cardinals long
> before the trees at high island started to ripen.
>
> Not sure how the authors would check historical records of inch worms to go
> along with the bird/tree dissonance but that seems more important to me
> than the simple fact of trees leafing earlier.
>
>
> On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 7:25 AM, Dan Smith <dan...>
> wrote:
>
>> In today’s online “Cosmos”, an aggregator of science new often focusing on
>> climate change, is an interesting article on how the early arrival of
>> spring is affecting 9 species of migrant songbirds, all but one of which
>> are common migrants through and to Texas. The effect is that these 9
>> species are either arriving and nesting before or after the optimum time
>> for the insect boom that accompanies spring.
>> https://cosmosmagazine.com/climate/spring-shift-throws-
>> songsters-off-their-timing?utm_source=Today+in+Cosmos+
>> Magazine&utm_campaign•0ce4807b-RSS_EMAIL&utm_medium> email&utm_term=0_5f4ec2b124-950ce4807b-179983941 <
>> https://cosmosmagazine.com/climate/spring-shift-throws-
>> songsters-off-their-timing?utm_source=Today+in+Cosmos+
>> Magazine&utm_campaign•0ce4807b-RSS_EMAIL&utm_medium> email&utm_term=0_5f4ec2b124-950ce4807b-179983941>
>>
>> An outcome of this is reduced nesting success and likely diminution of
>> these species.
>>
>> It seems the effects of climate change are pretty much everywhere.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> Dan Smith
>> <dan...> <mailto:<dan...>
>> 512-451-2632
>> http://www.wordsmithofaustin.com <http://www.wordsmithofaustin.com/>
>>
>> "Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not
>> constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their
>> gains.” Thomas Jefferson, 1814.
>>
>>
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Date: 5/15/17 2:54 pm
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Spring shift throws songsters off their timing
I think it is more meaningful that earlier greening as had a greater effect
on insects. The authors of the study sort of walked around the topic but
since it was done from a computer and not in the field, that aspect was
really passed by.
I have been watching the birds and bugs here along the bayou for 35 years.
Trees lost leaves in the fall and got new ones in the spring.

They have been keeping leaves longer in the fall and now are getting new
leaves in the spring. This year most of the trees were leafed or at least
had pollen anthers when the yellow-rumped warblers were passing and so the
new growth missed the migrants.

More importantly, the normal crop of inchworms that hatches along with the
pollen anthers and new leaves in non-existent so there is no food. The same
with the early tent caterpillars that festooned the pecan, mulberry and
hackberry trees and brought in the cuckoos and others too. Have not seen a
web for many years and there is no spraying.

The rain of inchworms on my balcony and our parking lot from the oaks etc
was a great wonder for many, especially kids. Have not seen a dangling worm
here for a long time. And how does the moth/tree cycle re-establish itself
if the trees keep doing their thing earlier.

My assumption is that the moth/butterfly eggs hatched at a normal time but
after the new tender leaves grew and in the case of pecan leaves developed
toxins that kill the caterpillars.

One exception to this seems to be high island but even there willows do not
have webs nor do the same trees have webs now at Sabine. High island seems
to be a cold spot and had bottlebrush in full bloom long after the plants
at Lafitte's were done blooming. And the trees at the top of the hill at
smith oaks were always the last everywhere to fully leaf. The change is not
as great there as here in Houston. The bayou actually makes my temperature
about 3 degrees warmer in winter and cooler in summer than areas just a few
blocks away.

In any event, my mulberries were all eaten by squirrels and cardinals long
before the trees at high island started to ripen.

Not sure how the authors would check historical records of inch worms to go
along with the bird/tree dissonance but that seems more important to me
than the simple fact of trees leafing earlier.


On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 7:25 AM, Dan Smith <dan...>
wrote:

> In today’s online “Cosmos”, an aggregator of science new often focusing on
> climate change, is an interesting article on how the early arrival of
> spring is affecting 9 species of migrant songbirds, all but one of which
> are common migrants through and to Texas. The effect is that these 9
> species are either arriving and nesting before or after the optimum time
> for the insect boom that accompanies spring.
> https://cosmosmagazine.com/climate/spring-shift-throws-
> songsters-off-their-timing?utm_source=Today+in+Cosmos+
> Magazine&utm_campaign•0ce4807b-RSS_EMAIL&utm_medium> email&utm_term=0_5f4ec2b124-950ce4807b-179983941 <
> https://cosmosmagazine.com/climate/spring-shift-throws-
> songsters-off-their-timing?utm_source=Today+in+Cosmos+
> Magazine&utm_campaign•0ce4807b-RSS_EMAIL&utm_medium> email&utm_term=0_5f4ec2b124-950ce4807b-179983941>
>
> An outcome of this is reduced nesting success and likely diminution of
> these species.
>
> It seems the effects of climate change are pretty much everywhere.
>
> Best,
>
> Dan Smith
> <dan...> <mailto:<dan...>
> 512-451-2632
> http://www.wordsmithofaustin.com <http://www.wordsmithofaustin.com/>
>
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> gains.” Thomas Jefferson, 1814.
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Date: 5/15/17 1:21 pm
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Last week pictures, mostly shorebirds and terns and a duck
Spent last Wednesday wandering around the Bolivar peninsula, Galveston east
beach and the texas city dike looking for good migrants. Mostly had
evidence of lower numbers of birds that wintered or were passing through
the area. The wind kept some of the birds in cover.
Out on bolivar flats, about 50 American avocets remained of the winter
hordes. They were feeding or resting in the water areas between sand patches

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453062

But periodically someone would find some good food and either by call or
action the other avocets would head to the spot for a bit only to spread
out again.

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453064

Most of the shorebirds are getting into high color like this black-bellied
plover

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453065

The dunlin were all spread out feeding and preening

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453073

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453068

As usual, I spent a lot of time looking at seagulls that seemed odd but
most are not in the best of plumage after most migrated. I would have
thought that this herring gull would have a light colored eye

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453077

A couple of piping plovers remained. This banded bird was apparently given
super-plover powers by the band and dominated the other piping plover and 3
semipalmated plovers

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453104

The unbanded bird was repeatedly chased away but came back

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453107

and found good feeding

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453109

took a bath

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453110

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453111

and preened

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453114

The two red knots were not so red

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453119

And two white phase reddish egrets disputed ownership of all the flats

This is the loser on the way out

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453117

Sanderlings are in great color and many seem to move on when the really get
colorful as the percent of reddish and whitish birds seems be the same
between weeks

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453124

Did not notice it at the time, but most of the ruddy turnstones all around
the coast and dike were male birds with only a small number of females

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453120

Some of the semipalmated plovers may summer as there is usually a small
flock that moves from bolivar to east beach

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453131

The duck that must-not-be-named was on the edge of deeper water rather than
way down on the flats. She spread her wing to show that the flight feathers
are not worn much but are bleached

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453079

We were able to have a long chat

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453084

Further up the coast I found a good group of black terns (7) which is good
compared to last year. All were in almost full black plumage

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453154

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453148

They were all madly plucking and preening small body feathers and eating
them. Took lots of pictures but they swallowed the feathers mainly while
the bill was still tucked in so no good pictures.

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453149

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453145

Last fall and winter lots of Caspian terns were around but I only have had
a couple of non-breeding birds of last years crop since early spring

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453176

Most of the forster's terns were in breeding plumage

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453181

But a few were still in winter non-breeding mode

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453182

Least terns were all scattered along the beaches at a time they should be
on nesting sites

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453185

And had my first non-breeding first year bird

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453183

A ring-billed gull was in good plumage except for the side where it cannot
preen properly due to a foot injury

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453187

The courtship procedure by a pair of royal terns went on for a very long
time but did not appear to be consummated. The female periodically would
dip a wing and the male would partly fall off

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453196

Things went bad at the start when the male dropped the fish instead of
giving it to the female

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453199

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453203

More colorful sanderling

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453211

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453209

One of a pair of swainson's hawks was hunting bugs

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453228

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453225

And one of my continuing whimbrels continued

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453230

The texas city dike had common terns

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453257

A well plumaged ring-billed gull

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453260

A few sandwich terns

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453270

And more sanderling

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453267

and ruddy turnstones

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165453263

Lots more pictures can be browsed at

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/inbox


--
Joseph C. Kennedy
on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
<Josephkennedy36...>


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Date: 5/15/17 5:26 am
From: Dan Smith <dan...>
Subject: [texbirds] Spring shift throws songsters off their timing
In today’s online “Cosmos”, an aggregator of science new often focusing on climate change, is an interesting article on how the early arrival of spring is affecting 9 species of migrant songbirds, all but one of which are common migrants through and to Texas. The effect is that these 9 species are either arriving and nesting before or after the optimum time for the insect boom that accompanies spring.
https://cosmosmagazine.com/climate/spring-shift-throws-songsters-off-their-timing?utm_source=Today+in+Cosmos+Magazine&utm_campaign0ce4807b-RSS_EMAIL&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f4ec2b124-950ce4807b-179983941 <https://cosmosmagazine.com/climate/spring-shift-throws-songsters-off-their-timing?utm_source=Today+in+Cosmos+Magazine&utm_campaign0ce4807b-RSS_EMAIL&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f4ec2b124-950ce4807b-179983941>

An outcome of this is reduced nesting success and likely diminution of these species.

It seems the effects of climate change are pretty much everywhere.

Best,

Dan Smith
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Date: 5/14/17 5:03 pm
From: David McDonald <dkmmdpa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Mississippi Kite in yard
Hi Texbirders,
You may remember I had a couple of MIKI juvies in large tree last summer
and presumed to have nested there, although I had not seen them before.

Well I was hoping they might come back, and an hour ago, this adult landed
in a tree in my yard.

They are so beautiful. I had not been close enough to see the gray and
white head.

http://www.pbase.com/image/165464787

Good birding y'all

David McDonald
Friendswood Texas


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Date: 5/14/17 1:10 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 5-14-17 GW, MO, CA, TEN warbler @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5-14-17 GW, MO, CA, TEN warbler @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Quick morning list--taking nap and returning--birds still coming--need fresh eyes! This is backyard list

3 Black Vulture
2 Turkey Vulture
2 Red-shouldered Hawk
2 Common Ground-Dove
5 White-winged Dove
1 Mourning Dove
2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1 Chuck-will's-widow
3 Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird
1 Least Flycatcher
1 Eastern Phoebe
6 White-eyed Vireo
3 Carolina Chickadee
11 Black-crested Titmouse
5 Carolina Wren
2 Bewick's Wren
1 Golden-winged Warbler
1 Tennessee Warbler
1 Nashville Warbler
1 Mourning Warbler
1 Magnolia Warbler
3 Blackburnian Warbler
3 Chestnut-sided Warbler
2 Canada Warbler
3 Wilson's Warbler
1 Yellow-breasted Chat
1 Summer Tanager
11 Northern Cardinal
2 Painted Bunting
5 House Finch
7 Lesser Goldfinch
2 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 32


Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
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Date: 5/14/17 8:48 am
From: Frank Farese <fjfarese...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Quintana hopping today
So is Sabine Woods!
Frank Farese
W. Houston

> On May 13, 2017, at 10:42 AM, PJS <pjsmolen...> wrote:
>
>
> It's still good at Quintana on Saturday. Higher number birds, especially American Redstarts.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Pam Smolen
> Houston
>
>> On May 12, 2017, at 8:14 PM, Joe Fischer (Redacted sender "fischer13" for DMARC) <dmarc-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>> It was a rather good day at Quintana considering its May 12th. A few oriole's, tanagers, grosbeak's, all the thrushes, and lots of flycatchers. Probably the best warbler day of the spring at Quintana. When I got to Quintana, Jackie Hicks had already seen the Golden winged and asked me for ID help on bird which was a female Cape May. As the day progressed, the birds just kept showing up. Tad Finnell and I had the place to ourselves for the majority of the day. Ended up with 14 warbler species on the little plot of scrub. At one point, I had both male and female Golden wing in my binoculars and they were seen throughout the day. Other good warblers included Canada, Blackburnian, Chestnut, and Northern Parula. At one point, Tad had 7 Tennessee warblers in the water feature at the same time. In many cases, both sexes were present. Best warbler however was a Blue-winged on May 12th! Tad and I had good looks at this bird. Winds are lightening up a fair amount overnight, s
o
> I
>> would not expect everything to stay, but some should still be around in the morning.
>>
>> Joe Fischer
>> Friendswood, TX
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Date: 5/14/17 8:44 am
From: <dmarc-noreply-outsider...> (Redacted sender darrellwcochran for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Gnatcatcher ID
Based on what we saw in the field and with this photo I will go with Black-tailed. I got some real good looks and they are in the area.


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Subject: Gnatcatcher ID


Today while birding at LaLomita Photography Ranch in Uvalde, Tx., a group of 4 was able to photograph a Gnatcatcher that we believe to be a Black-tailed Gnatcatcher and hoping we can get a positive ID.


Thank you,
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San Antonio














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Date: 5/14/17 8:44 am
From: Jim Baines <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender job2458 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Black-capped vireo
Black-capped vireo performances at Lora’s, Agarita and Juniper blinds, South Llano River State Park, 08:30-12:00, 29 April 17.

http://job2458.zenfolio.com/p1068461404/slideshow

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Date: 5/14/17 7:44 am
From: Lora Render <lorarend...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: [SATXbirds] Gnatcatcher ID
I apologize for the numerous emails but I think I’ve got it figured out with the help of a friend.
I’ve attached the two links from Flickr…

34521275991_72cb76fae7_c.jpg <https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4190/34521275991_72cb76fae7_c.jpg>

34521275691_11a77b94fa_c.jpg <https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4167/34521275691_11a77b94fa_c.jpg>

Thanks,
Lora Render
S.A. Tx.
> On May 14, 2017, at 9:04 AM, Lora Render <lorarend...> [SATXbirds] <SATXbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Sorry, the links are not working…I’ll try again in a bit.
>
> Lora Render
>> On May 14, 2017, at 8:56 AM, Lora Render <lorarend...> <mailto:<lorarend...>> wrote:
>>
>> Good morning,
>> I have uploaded the pictures to my flickr and attached the links, thanks for the help. La Lomita Ranch is a private ranch and reservations are needed.
>> Thanks again for the help Jennifer.
>> Lora Render
>> San Antonio, Tx.
>>
>> [url=https://flic.kr/p/UAwyDD][img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4190/34521275991_9ec1c68207_z.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/UAwyDD]Gnatcatcher <https://flic.kr/p/UAwyDD][img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4190/34521275991_9ec1c68207_z.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/UAwyDD]Gnatcatcher> ID1[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/texaslorarend/]Lora[/url] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/texaslorarend/]Lora[/url]>, on Flickr
>>
>> https://flic.kr/p/UAwyyt <https://flic.kr/p/UAwyyt>
>>
>> [url=https://flic.kr/p/UAwyyt][img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4167/34521275691_11a77b94fa_z.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/UAwyyt]Gnatcatcher <https://flic.kr/p/UAwyyt][img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4167/34521275691_11a77b94fa_z.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/UAwyyt]Gnatcatcher> ID[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/texaslorarend/]Lora[/url] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/texaslorarend/]Lora[/url]>, on Flickr
>>
>> https://flic.kr/p/UAwyDD <https://flic.kr/p/UAwyDD>
>>
>>> On May 13, 2017, at 11:27 PM, Lora Render <lorarend...> <mailto:<lorarend...>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Mr. Hayes,
>>> I’ve attached the photos again for your viewing.
>>> Thank you,
>>> Lora Render
>>>
>>> <Gnatcatcher ID1.jpeg><Gnatcatcher ID.jpeg>
>>>> On May 13, 2017, at 10:35 PM, Lora Render <lorarend...> <mailto:<lorarend...> [SATXbirds] <SATXbirds-noreply...> <mailto:<SATXbirds-noreply...>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> [Attachment(s) <x-msg://23/#TopText> from Lora Render included below]
>>>> Today while birding at LaLomita Photography Ranch in Uvalde, Tx., a group of 4 was able to photograph a Gnatcatcher that we believe to be a Black-tailed Gnatcatcher and hoping we can get a positive ID.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thank you,
>>>> Lora Render
>>>> San Antonio
>>>>
>>>> <Gnatcatcher ID1.jpeg><Gnatcatcher ID.jpeg>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>
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Date: 5/14/17 7:05 am
From: Lora Render <lorarend...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: [SATXbirds] Gnatcatcher ID [2 Attachments]
Sorry, the links are not working…I’ll try again in a bit.
Lora Render
> On May 14, 2017, at 8:56 AM, Lora Render <lorarend...> wrote:
>
> Good morning,
> I have uploaded the pictures to my flickr and attached the links, thanks for the help. La Lomita Ranch is a private ranch and reservations are needed.
> Thanks again for the help Jennifer.
> Lora Render
> San Antonio, Tx.
>
> [url=https://flic.kr/p/UAwyDD][img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4190/34521275991_9ec1c68207_z.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/UAwyDD]Gnatcatcher <https://flic.kr/p/UAwyDD][img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4190/34521275991_9ec1c68207_z.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/UAwyDD]Gnatcatcher> ID1[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/texaslorarend/]Lora[/url] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/texaslorarend/]Lora[/url]>, on Flickr
>
> https://flic.kr/p/UAwyyt <https://flic.kr/p/UAwyyt>
>
> [url=https://flic.kr/p/UAwyyt][img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4167/34521275691_11a77b94fa_z.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/UAwyyt]Gnatcatcher <https://flic.kr/p/UAwyyt][img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4167/34521275691_11a77b94fa_z.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/UAwyyt]Gnatcatcher> ID[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/texaslorarend/]Lora[/url] <https://www.flickr.com/photos/texaslorarend/]Lora[/url]>, on Flickr
>
> https://flic.kr/p/UAwyDD <https://flic.kr/p/UAwyDD>
>
>> On May 13, 2017, at 11:27 PM, Lora Render <lorarend...> <mailto:<lorarend...>> wrote:
>>
>> Mr. Hayes,
>> I’ve attached the photos again for your viewing.
>> Thank you,
>> Lora Render
>>
>> <Gnatcatcher ID1.jpeg><Gnatcatcher ID.jpeg>
>>> On May 13, 2017, at 10:35 PM, Lora Render <lorarend...> <mailto:<lorarend...> [SATXbirds] <SATXbirds-noreply...> <mailto:<SATXbirds-noreply...>> wrote:
>>>
>>> [Attachment(s) <x-msg://23/#TopText> from Lora Render included below]
>>> Today while birding at LaLomita Photography Ranch in Uvalde, Tx., a group of 4 was able to photograph a Gnatcatcher that we believe to be a Black-tailed Gnatcatcher and hoping we can get a positive ID.
>>>
>>>
>>> Thank you,
>>> Lora Render
>>> San Antonio
>>>
>>> <Gnatcatcher ID1.jpeg><Gnatcatcher ID.jpeg>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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Date: 5/14/17 6:57 am
From: Lora Render <lorarend...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: [SATXbirds] Gnatcatcher ID [2 Attachments]
Good morning,
I have uploaded the pictures to my flickr and attached the links, thanks for the help. La Lomita Ranch is a private ranch and reservations are needed.
Thanks again for the help Jennifer.
Lora Render
San Antonio, Tx.
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https://flic.kr/p/UAwyyt

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> On May 13, 2017, at 11:27 PM, Lora Render <lorarend...> wrote:
>
> Mr. Hayes,
> I’ve attached the photos again for your viewing.
> Thank you,
> Lora Render
>
> <Gnatcatcher ID1.jpeg><Gnatcatcher ID.jpeg>
>> On May 13, 2017, at 10:35 PM, Lora Render <lorarend...> <mailto:<lorarend...> [SATXbirds] <SATXbirds-noreply...> <mailto:<SATXbirds-noreply...>> wrote:
>>
>> [Attachment(s) <x-msg://23/#TopText> from Lora Render included below]
>> Today while birding at LaLomita Photography Ranch in Uvalde, Tx., a group of 4 was able to photograph a Gnatcatcher that we believe to be a Black-tailed Gnatcatcher and hoping we can get a positive ID.
>>
>>
>> Thank you,
>> Lora Render
>> San Antonio
>>
>> <Gnatcatcher ID1.jpeg><Gnatcatcher ID.jpeg>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>> 2 of 2 Photo(s)
>> <https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SATXbirds/attachments/1052089803;_ylc=X3oDMTJsN3Ayb2Y0BF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzUxMTUyMQRncnBzcElkAzE3MDUwNjU3ODcEc2VjA2F0dGFjaG1lbnQEc2xrA3Bob3RvBHN0aW1lAzE0OTQ3MzI5MDg-?itemid89648446>
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Date: 5/13/17 9:29 pm
From: Lora Render <lorarend...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: [SATXbirds] Gnatcatcher ID [2 Attachments]
Mr. Hayes,
I’ve attached the photos again for your viewing.
Thank you,
Lora Render

> On May 13, 2017, at 10:35 PM, Lora Render <lorarend...> [SATXbirds] <SATXbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> [Attachment(s) <x-msg://23/#TopText> from Lora Render included below]
> Today while birding at LaLomita Photography Ranch in Uvalde, Tx., a group of 4 was able to photograph a Gnatcatcher that we believe to be a Black-tailed Gnatcatcher and hoping we can get a positive ID.
>
>
> Thank you,
> Lora Render
> San Antonio
>
> <Gnatcatcher ID1.jpeg><Gnatcatcher ID.jpeg>
>
>
>
>
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> 2 of 2 Photo(s)
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Date: 5/13/17 8:35 pm
From: Lora Render <lorarend...>
Subject: [texbirds] Gnatcatcher ID
Today while birding at LaLomita Photography Ranch in Uvalde, Tx., a group of 4 was able to photograph a Gnatcatcher that we believe to be a Black-tailed Gnatcatcher and hoping we can get a positive ID.
Thank you,
Lora Render
San Antonio






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Date: 5/13/17 3:59 pm
From: Margaret Sloan <laumakani...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Quintana hopping today
May 12th is a memorable day! Others in the Missouri City/Sugar Land area
will remember May 12, 2012 when there was a grounding of migrants in that
area. I had 73 species in my backyard and other birders had even more.
I'll never forget how great May birding can be.
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Date: 5/13/17 2:48 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 5-13-17 Golden-winged, Mourning, Canada, Blackburnian @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5-13-17 Golden-winged, Mourning, Canada, Blackburnian @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Fantastic day with lots of fun visitors! Many life birds today and lots of great looks of very special warblers!

Twin Lakes Audubon Society came and added to the fun visitors, they always reserve this Golden-winged Weekend! They were also very generous and donated $1,000. To Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary and we are most appreciative! As you all know, it costs a lot to keep Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary open to the public and this is most appreciated.

Visits can be arranged at warblerwoods.org where you can fill out a contact form. We will be open tomorrow.

Warbler Woods,May 13, 2017,8:41 AM,Stationary,460 Minutes,All birds reported? Yes,Comments: Warbler Pond ,Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.0 Build 133
2 Northern Bobwhite
1 Great Egret
6 Black Vulture
2 Turkey Vulture
2 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Common Ground-Dove
6 White-winged Dove
2 Mourning Dove
2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1 Eastern Screech-Owl
1 Chuck-will's-widow
7 Chimney Swift
5 Black-chinned Hummingbird
2 Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird
1 Willow Flycatcher
1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
1 Least Flycatcher
4 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
5 White-eyed Vireo
1 Warbling Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Blue Jay
4 Barn Swallow
3 Carolina Chickadee
12 Black-crested Titmouse
4 Carolina Wren
2 Bewick's Wren
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Swainson's Thrush
3 European Starling
2 Golden-winged Warbler
1 Black-and-white Warbler
2 Mourning Warbler
1 American Redstart
2 Magnolia Warbler
2 Blackburnian Warbler
7 Yellow Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
1 Canada Warbler
2 Wilson's Warbler
2 Summer Tanager
13 Northern Cardinal
2 Painted Bunting
3 Common Grackle
1 Bronzed Cowbird
2 Brown-headed Cowbird
6 House Finch
8 Lesser Goldfinch
3 House Sparrow
Number of Taxa: 51
Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, 501(c)(3)
http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
Life member TOS, SAAS, TAS. Facebook, @SusanWarbler


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Date: 5/13/17 8:42 am
From: PJS <pjsmolen...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Quintana hopping today

It's still good at Quintana on Saturday. Higher number birds, especially American Redstarts.

Thanks!

Pam Smolen
Houston

> On May 12, 2017, at 8:14 PM, Joe Fischer (Redacted sender "fischer13" for DMARC) <dmarc-noreply...> wrote:
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> It was a rather good day at Quintana considering its May 12th. A few oriole's, tanagers, grosbeak's, all the thrushes, and lots of flycatchers. Probably the best warbler day of the spring at Quintana. When I got to Quintana, Jackie Hicks had already seen the Golden winged and asked me for ID help on bird which was a female Cape May. As the day progressed, the birds just kept showing up. Tad Finnell and I had the place to ourselves for the majority of the day. Ended up with 14 warbler species on the little plot of scrub. At one point, I had both male and female Golden wing in my binoculars and they were seen throughout the day. Other good warblers included Canada, Blackburnian, Chestnut, and Northern Parula. At one point, Tad had 7 Tennessee warblers in the water feature at the same time. In many cases, both sexes were present. Best warbler however was a Blue-winged on May 12th! Tad and I had good looks at this bird. Winds are lightening up a fair amount overnight, so
I
> would not expect everything to stay, but some should still be around in the morning.
>
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Date: 5/12/17 8:01 pm
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Lubbock Area Birding Summary for April - Long
Lubbock received 1.45 inches of rain during the month, a wee bit above the
average April total of 1.29 inches, bringing us up to 5.08 inches for the
year, still well above the average year-to-date total of 3.26 inches..
Unseasonably mild weather persisted throughout most of the month and wet
and warm conditions, overall, led to a lot of avian highlights of the
water-loving sort.
Regional summaries of eBird data can not be acquired in a timely fashion.
As a result, records submitted to eBird may not appear in this report.
Reports from the region that are submitted to the texbirds or leasbirds
listserve can be reviewed in a timely fashion and should appear.

As always, the county follows the site in ( ) and birds are mentioned by
virtue of rarity, atypical abundance, or atypical scarcity. Water
Treatment Ponds have come to feature so prominently in these reports that
they will, henceforth, be referred to as WTP.

*Some late reports from March:*

BLUE-WINGED TEAL: 2 at the Morton WTP (Cochran) on 3/31/17 (DH) - PART OF
THE REALLY IMPRESSIVE TEAL WAVE.

BLACK-NECKED STILT: 5 at the Morton WTP (Cochran) on 3/31/17 (DH) - A TAD
EARLY.

PURPLE MARTIN: 2 at the Morton WTP (Cochran) on 3/31/17 (DH) - WELL WEST OF
THE NORMAL RANGE; MOST LIKELY LATE MIGRANTS.

SAGE THRASHER: 1 at the Morton WTP (Cochran) on 3/31/17 (DH) - THE ONLY
MARCH REPORT.

CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR: 2 at the Morton WTP (Cochran) on 3/31/17 (DH) -
A VERY POOR WINTER FOR LONGSPURS; ALL SIGHTINGS WERE NOTEWORTHY.

CHIPPING SPARROW: 11 at the Morton WTP (Cochran) on 3/31/17 (DH) - A TAD
EARLY FOR A LARGE GROUP.

COMMON GRACKLE: 16 at the Morton WTP (Cochran) on 3/31/17 (DH) - WELL WEST
OF THE SPECIES NORMAL RANGE IN THE REGION.

*And on to April:*

BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK: 4 at the Himmel Farm (Crosby) on 4/23/17 (KH,
photographs) - FORMERLY ACCIDENTAL TO THE REGION; THEN ANNUAL BUT RARE; NOW
ANNUAL AND INCREASINGLY COMMON.

CACKLING GOOSE: Up to 3 at Crosbyton City Park (Crosby) through the period
(DH, AH, AZ), up to 3 at Post City Park (Garza) through the period (JB, BC,
GC, SG), up to 2 at Guy Park (Lubbock) through the period (PKe, AH), and up
to 3 at Leroy Elmore Park (Lubbock) through the period (AH) - AS THE
SPECIES DEPARTED FROM THE REGION RELATIVELY EARLY, THESE BIRDS ARE PROBABLY
PART OF OUR SLOWLY INCREASING SUMMER CONTINGENT.

WOOD DUCK: 1 at the Ralls WTP (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH), 2 at the Hale Center
WTP (Hale) on 4/1/17 (NP), 2 at Leroy Elmore Park (Lubbock) on 4/2/17 (AH),
and 2 at Leroy Elmore Park (Lubbock) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ) - A TAD LOW;
ANOTHER RELATIVELY EARLY DEPARTURE.

BLUE-WINGED TEAL: Twenty-one reports of 1-10 birds, ten reports of 11-25
birds, four reports of 26-50 birds, one report of 68 birds, one report of
110 birds, and one report of 130 birds in the region (Crosby, Floyd, Garza,
Kent, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley) during the period (JB, BC, GC, SG, DH, AH, KH,
AZ) - A REMARKABLE PERFORMANCE - LARGE NUMBERS AND EXCELLENT SCATTER - THE
BEST APRIL OF THE DECADE FOR THIS SPECIES.

CINNAMON TEAL: Sixteen reports of 1-10 birds, six reports of 11-25 birds,
and one report of 30 birds in the region (Crosby, Floyd, Lynn) during the
period (JB, DH, AH, KH, AZ) - A VERY GOOD APRIL, IN TERMS OF NUMBER AND
SCATTER - HUZZAH!

CANVASBACK: 10 at FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa (Lynn) on 4/2/17 (AH), 1 at Skeen
Playa (Lynn) on 4/8/17 (AH), 1 at the Himmel Farm (Crosby) on 4/11/17 (KH),
1 at Skeen Playa (Lynn) on 4/18/17 (JB), 1 at the Matador WTP (Motley) on
4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ), 1 at CR 20 x CR X Playa (Lynn) on 4/25/17 (JB), 4 at
CR 20 x CR Y Playa (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH), and 2 at FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa
(Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH) - UNUSUALLY GOOD NUMBERS AND SPREAD FOR THIS LATE IN
THE SEASON.

REDHEAD: Seven reports of 1-10 birds and one report of 18 birds in the
region (Crosby, Lynn) during the period (JB, AH) - GOOD NUMBERS FOR THIS
LATE IN THE SEASON.

HOODED MERGANSER: 1 at Guy Park (Lubbock) on 4/17/17 (PKe) - AN EXCELLENT
SIGHTING; THE SPECIES RARELY PERSISTS INTO MID-APRIL THESE DAYS.

SCALED QUAIL: 2 at CR 20 x CR X Playa (Lynn) on 4/25/17 (JB) and 5 near
Wilson (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH) the only reports - A TAD LOW BUT LITTLE
EFFORT WAS SPENT IN THE BEST AREAS FOR THE SPECIES.

RING-NECKED PHEASANT: 1 at Ralls WTP (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH), 4 at Hale
Center WTP (Hale) on 4/1/17 (NP), 3 near Plainview (Hale) on 4/1/17 (NP),
and 4 below Lake Six (Lubbock) no 4/8/17 (PKe) - ABOUT AVERAGE, GIVEN THAT
LITTLE EFFORT WAS REPORTED FROM OUR BETTER COUNTIES.

WILD TURKEY: 3 at Hale Center WTP (Hale) on 4/1/17 (NP) - RARELY SEEN THIS
FAR FROM THE CAPROCK ESCARPMENT; AN EXCELLENT SIGHTING!

EARED GREBE: Nine reports of 1-10 birds and one report of 36 birds in the
region (Crosby, Floyd, Lynn) during the period (JB, DH, AH, AZ) - AN
EXCELLENT APRIL FOR THE SPECIES IN TERMS OF NUMBER AND SCATTER.

WESTERN GREBE: 2 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ,
photographs) - A RATHER LATE RECORD FOR THE REGION.

INCA DOVE: 1 near Savage (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH) the only report -
EXTRAORDINARILY LOW; ARE THERE ANY LEFT IN LUBBOCK?

COMMON NIGHTHAWK: 1 near Afton (Dickens) on 4/22/17 (AH, AZ) and one near
Dougherty (Floyd) on 4/22/17 (AH) the first reports of the season - RIGHT
ON TIME.

COMMON POORWILL: 1 at Silver Falls Rest Area (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH,
AZ) the only report - A TAD LOW; NONE REPORTED FROM USUAL SITES IN LUBBOCK.

CHIMNEY SWIFT: 4 at Crosbyton City Park (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH) and 4 at
Post City Park (Garza) on 4/28/17 (JB) - THE FIRST REPORT WAS A TAD EARLY
FOR ARRIVAL TO THE REGION; THE SECOND WAS A TAD LATE.

RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD: 1 male in a Lubbock yard (Lubbock) on 4/29/178 (AH) the
only report - LOW; WE USUALLY GET A FEW SPRING REPORTS OF PASSAGE BIRDS.

VIRGINIA RAIL: 3 at CR EE Wetlands (Lynn) on 4/25/17 (JB), 2 at CR EE
Wetlands (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH), 1 at Tahoka Lake Pasture (Lynn) on 4/29/17
(AH), and 2 at Tahoka Lake Pasture (Lynn) on 4/30/17 (DH) - GOOD NUMBERS;
NOT MUCH SCATTER.

SORA: 2 at CR Y x FM 3332 Playa (Lynn) on 4/18/17 (JB) and 1 at Tahoka Lake
Pasture (Lynn) on 4/30/17 (DH) - ABOUT AVERAGE.

BLACK-NECKED STILT: Thirteen reports of 1-10 birds, three reports of 11-25
birds, and three reports of 26-50 birds in the region (Crosby, Lynn) during
the period (JB, DH, AH, KH, WW, AZ) - A GOOD START TO WHAT MIGHT BECOME AN
EXCELLENT SEASON.

AMERICAN AVOCET: Eleven reports of 1-10 birds, eight reports of 11-25
birds, six reports of 26-100 birds, and one report of 174 birds in the
region (Crosby, Floyd, Hale, Lynn) during the period (JB, DH, AH, KH, NP,
WW, AZ) - VERY GOOD NUMBERS AND GOOD SCATTER; ONE OF THE BEST SEASONS IN A
LONG TIME.

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER: 1 north of Cap Rock (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH) and 1
at CR 20 x CR X Playa (Lynn) on 4/25/17 (JB) - WITH FIVE REPORTS ALREADY IN
THIS SEASON, THIS IS THE BEST SPRING FOR THE SPECIES IN OUR REGION ON
RECORD.

SNOWY PLOVER: Up to 11 pairs at Tahoka Lake (Lynn) through the period (DH,
AH), 4 south of Tahoka (Lynn) on 4/2/17 (AH), and 2 at Skeen Playa (Lynn)
on 4/18/17 (JB) - ABOUT AVERAGE; INCREASED COVERAGE OF TAHOKA LAKE IS
PAINTING A TRUER PICTURE OF THE SPECIES' PRESENCE IN THE REGION.

SEMIPALMATED PLOVER: 4 at CR 20 x CR X Playa (Lynn) on 4/25/17 (JB) and 2
at CR 20 x CR X Playa (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH, photographs) the only reports
- ABOUT AVERAGE.

UPLAND SANDPIPER: 1 at White River Lake (Crosby) 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ), 8 at
Jayton WTP (Kent) on 4/23/17 (BC, CG, SG), and 1 at CR 20 x CR X Playa
(Lynn) on 4/25/17 (JB) - ABOUT AVERAGE.

LONG-BILLED CURLEW: 2 near Savage (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH), 1 north of Cap
Rock (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH), and 26 at White River Lake (Crosby) on
4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ) the only reports - A TAD LOW BY RECENT YEARS'
STANDARDS.

STILT SANDPIPER: 2 at Little Skeen Playa (Lynn) on 4/2/17 (AH), 7 at
O'Donnell Playa (Lynn) on 4/8/17 (AH), and 7 at Tahoka Lake (Lynn) on
4/15/17 (AH) - A TAD EARLY, SYNCING NICELY WITH OTHER SHOREBIRD REPORTS.

BAIRD'S SANDPIPER: Nine reports of 1-10 birds in the region (Crosby, Lynn)
during the period (DH, AH, AZ) - THE CONTINUATION OF WHAT COULD BE A GREAT
SEASON.

LEAST SANDPIPER: Six reports of 1-10 birds, one report of 13 birds, one
report of 34 birds, and one report of 101 birds in the region (Crosby,
Lynn) during the period (JB, DH, AH, AZ) - THE CONTINUATION OF WHAT COULD
BE A GREAT SEASON.

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER: 7 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH,
AZ) and 1 at Tahoka Lake (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH) - BOTH REPORTS A TAD EARLY;
IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT MAY BRINGS.

PECTORAL SANDPIPER: 1 at Little Skeen Playa (Lynn) on 4/2/17 (AH), 2 at
O'Donnell Playa (Lynn) on 4/2/17 (AH), and 2 at Tahoka Lake (Lynn) on
4/30/17 (DH) - ALL THREE REPORTS A TAD EARLY; IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE
WHAT MAY BRINGS.

SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER: Five reports of 1-10 birds and one report of 29
birds in the region (Crosby, Lynn) during the period (JB, DH, AH, AZ) - THE
CONTINUATION OF WHAT COULD BE A GREAT SEASON.

WESTERN SANDPIPER: Five reports of 1-10 birds, one report of 25 birds, and
one report of 56 birds in the region (Crosby, Lynn) during the period (JB,
DH, AH, AZ) - THE CONTINUATION OF WHAT COULD BE A GREAT SEASON.

LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER: Six reports of 1-10 birds, two reports of 11-25
birds, and four reports of 26-50 birds in the region (Crosby, Lynn) during
the period (JB, DH, AH, KH, AZ) - THE CONTINUATION OF WHAT COULD BE A GREAT
SEASON.

WILSON'S SNIPE: 11 at Crosbyton City Park (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH), 1 south
of Crosbyton (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH), 1 at Little Skeen Playa (Lynn) on
4/2/17 (AH), 2 at Tahoka Lake (Lynn) on 4/15/17 (AH), and 1 near Floydada
(Floyd) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ) - ABOUT AVERAGE FOR THIS LATE IN THE SEASON.

SPOTTED SANDPIPER: Eight reports of 1-3 birds in the region (Crosby, Garza,
Lynn) during the period (JB, DH, AH, AZ) - GOOD NUMBERS AND SCATTER ... SO
FAR.

SOLITARY SANDPIPER: 2 at Tahoka Lake Pasture (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH) - A TAD
LOW; THE ONLY UNDER-PERFORMING OF OUR REGULAR SHOREBIRDS.

GREATER YELLOWLEGS: Ten reports of 1-7 birds in the region (Crosby, Lynn)
during the period (JB, DH, AH, AZ) - THIS SEEMS A BIT LOW BUT LARGER THAN
EXPECTED NUMBERS PASSED THROUGH IN MARCH SUGGESTING THAT THIS IS THE TAIL
END OF AN EARLY MOVEMENT.

WILLET: 1 at the Himmel Farm (Crosby) on 4/23/17 (KH), 2 at Tahoka Lake
Pasture (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH, photographs), and 3 at Tahoka Lake Pasture
(Lynn) on 4/30/17 (DH, photographs) - ABOUT AVERAGE BY RECENT YEARS'
STANDARDS.

LESSER YELLOWLEGS: Seven reports of 1-10 birds and one report of 14 birds
in the region (Crosby, Lynn) during the period (JB, DH, AH, AZ) - ABOUT
AVERAGE.

WILSON'S PHALAROPE: Eight reports of 1-10 birds and two reports of 14 birds
in the region (Crosby, Kent, Lynn, Motley) during the period (JB, BC, CG,
SG, DH, AH, KH, AZ) - ABOUT AVERAGE FOR THIS EARLY IN THE SEASON.

FRANKLIN'S GULL: 5 at Hale Center WTP (Hale) on 4/1/17 (NP), 6 at Tahoka
Lake (Lynn) on 4/15/17 (AH), 7 over Lubbock (Lubbock) on 4/27/17 (AH), 6
near Woodrow (Lubbock) on 4/29/17 (AH), 21 in Slaton (Lubbock) on 4/29/17
(WW), 3 at CR 28 x FM 1054 Playa (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH), and 12 at Tahoka
Lake (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH) - EXCELLENT NUMBERS AND SCATTER; ONE OF THE
BEST APRILS IN YEARS FOR THIS SPECIES!

RING-BILLED GULL: 160 at Tahoka Lake (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH) had dropped to
9 by 4/30/17 (AH) - THE FIRST REPORT IS A STUNNING NUMBER FOR AN APRIL
REPORT IN OUR REGION; THE SECOND IS STILL PRETTY SURPRISING BY RECENT
YEARS' STANDARDS.

BLACK TERN: 6 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ) the only
report - A TAD LOW.

FORSTER'S TERN: 11 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ) the
only report - A TAD LOW.

NEOTROPIC CORMORANT: 1 at Leroy Elmore Park (Lubbock) on 4/1/17 (JC) - A
CONTINUING, IF INTERMITTENT, VISITOR TO THE SITE.

AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN: 5 at Skeen Playa (Lynn) on 4/2/17 (AH, photographs)
the only report - ABOUT AVERAGE FOR THIS RARE VISITOR.

GREAT BLUE HERON - *WHITE MORPH*: 1 at Plainview Apartments Playa (Hale) on
4/1/17 (NP) - THE FIRST RECORD OF THIS MORPH FOR THE REGION.

GREAT EGRET: 1 at Leroy Elmore Park (Lubbock) through the period (DH, AH,
AZ), 1 at Skeen Playa (Lynn) from 4/8/17 (AH) to 4/18/17 (JB), and 2 at
White River Lake (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ) - ABOUT AVERAGE; NUMBERS
WILL PICK UP AS ROOSTS FILL IN.

SNOWY EGRET: 1 at Ransom Lake (Lubbock) on 4/17/17 (DHa), 1 at White River
Lake (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ), 1 at Post City Park (Garza) on
4/23/17 (BC, GC, SG), 2 at CR 20 x CR X Playa (Lynn) on 4/25/17 (JB), and 5
at Post City Park (Garza) on 4/28/17 (JB) - ABOUT AVERAGE; NUMBERS WILL
PICK UP AS ROOSTS FILL IN.

LITTLE BLUE HERON: 1 at Jayton WTP (Kent) on 4/23/17 (BC, GC, SG) the first
report of the year - FORMERLY ACCIDENTAL TO THE REGION; NOW AN ANNUAL,
ALBEIT, RARE VISITOR TO THE REGION.

CATTLE EGRET: Six reports of 1-10 birds, five reports of 11-50 birds, and
one report of 200 birds in the region (Crosby, Garza, Lubbock, Lynn) during
the period (JB, BC, GC, SG, DH, AH, AZ) - EXCELLENT NUMBERS AND SCATTER FOR
THIS EARLY IN THE SEASON.

WHITE-FACED IBIS: Eight reports of 1-10 birds, one report of 12 birds, one
report of 23 birds, and one report of 32 birds in the region (Crosby,
Garza, Lynn) during the period (JB, DH, AH, AZ) - ABOUT AVERAGE; NUMBERS
USUALLY PICK UP DURING MAY.

OSPREY: 1 at Maxey Park (Lubbock) on 4/21/17 (DG), 1 at White River Lake
(Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ), and 1 at Ballard Creek Wetlands (Motley)
n 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ) - ABOUT AVERAGE FOR THIS RARE SPRING MIGRANT.

SHARP-SHINNED HAWK: 1 at Crosbyton City Park (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH) and 1
near Afton (Dickens) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ) - LOW; AN EARLY DEPARTURE FROM
THE REGION THIS YEAR.

COOPER'S HAWK: 1 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ) the
only report - VERY LOW; AN EARLY DEPARTURE FROM THE REGION.

HARRIS'S HAWK: 2 at an undisclosed location in Lynn County on 4/25/17 (JB)
- FORMERLY ACCIDENTAL TO THE REGION; NOW AN IRREGULAR BREEDER IN THE REGION.

BROAD-WINGED HAWK: 2 in the Tech Terrace Neighborhood (Lubbock) on 4/22/17
(JCl) the only report - LOW; WE GENERALLY SEE A BETTER SPRING MOVEMENT
THROUGH THE REGION.

SWAINSON'S HAWK: 19 near Canyon Valley (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH) the first
kettle reported for the season; common throughout by mid-April - RIGHT ON
TIME AND IN GOOD NUMBERS.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER: 2 near Afton (Dickens) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ) -
ABOUT AVERAGE FOR THIS HIGHLY LOCALIZED BREEDING SITE.

DOWNY WOODPECKER: 1 at the Camp Rio Blanca crossing (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH)
- THOUGH THE SPECIES IS RARE IN THE AREA, THIS AREA SUPPORTS POTENTIAL
BREEDING HABITAT.

MERLIN: 1 at the Himmel Farm (Crosby) on 4/5/17 (KH), 1 near Afton
(Dickens) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ), 1 near Roaring Springs (Motley) on
4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ), and 1 at the CR 20 x CR X Playa (Lynn) on 4/29/17
(AH) - GOOD NUMBERS AND SCATTER FOR THIS LATE IN THE SEASON.

PEREGRINE FALCON: 1 at the FM 193 x FM 651 crossing (Crosby) on 4/1/17
(AH), 1 at the FM 2956 Playa (Lynn) on 4/8/17 (AH), and 1 at White River
Lake (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ) - GOOD NUMBERS AND GOOD SCATTER; ALL
AWAY FROM LUBBOCK AREA HOTSPOTS.

MONK PARAKEET: 1 continued at Wayland Baptist University (Hale) through
4/1/17 (NP).

EASTERN PHOEBE: 2 at Camp Rio Blanca crossing (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH) and 2
near Roaring Springs (Motley) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ) the only reports - A
TAD LOW; PARTICULARLY GIVEN THE WARM AND DAMP CONDITIONS.

SAY'S PHOEBE: Six reports of single birds in the region (Crosby, Lubbock,
Lynn) during the period (JB, AH, GJ) - A BIT BETTER THAN AVERAGE; WE WILL
HAVE TO SEE WHAT THE BREEDING SEASON BRINGS.

GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER: 1 near Afton (Dickens) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ) -
ANOTHER 'EASTERN' SPECIES THAT OCCASIONALLY BREEDS AT THIS PARTICULAR SITE.

CASSIN'S KINGBIRD: 2 at the CR EE Wetlands (Lynn) on 4/28/17 (JB) the only
report so far this season - A TAD LOW.

WESTERN KINGBIRD, SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER: Though a tad late to arrive,
in numbers, this year - AT NORMAL STRENGTH BY MID-MONTH.

BELL'S VIREO: 2 west of Matador (Motley) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ), 2 at the
CR EE Wetlands (Lynn) on 4/25/17 (JB), and 1 at the CR EE Wetlands (Lynn)
on 4/219/17 (AH) - FORMERLY ACCIDENTAL TO THE REGION; NOW A RAPIDLY
SPREADING BREEDER THROUGHOUT THE REGION.

WOODHOUSE'S SCRUB JAY: 2 south of Cap Rock (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH) the only
report - HAD NEARLY DISAPPEARED FROM THE REGION; SEEMS TO BE REBOUNDING IN
JUNIPER-STREWN AREAS.

COMMON RAVEN: Eleven reports of 1-3 birds in the region (Crosby, Dickens,
Lynn, Motley) during the period (JB, DH, AH, KH, AZ) - GOOD NUMBERS AND
SCATTER ... WITH GOOD COVERAGE OF PREFERRED HABITAT ALONG THE CAPROCK
ESCARPMENT.

PURPLE MARTIN: Six reports of 1-5 birds in the region (Crosby, Garza,
Lubbock, Motley) during the period (JB, DH, AH, AZ) as well as up to 8
pairs in a Lubbock yard (Lubbock) by the end of the period (GJ, PJ) - ABOUT
AVERAGE FOR THIS RARE BREEDING SPECIES AT THE EDGE OF ITS RANGE.

TREE SWALLOW: Six reports of 2-4 birds and one report of 60 birds in the
region (Dickens, Hale, Lubbock, Lynn) during the period (DH, AH, PKe, NP,
AZ) - ABOUT AVERAGE FOR A GOOD YEAR; CONSIDERABLE RECOVERY FROM DROUGHT
YEARS.

NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW: Six reports of 1-10 birds, one report of 12
birds, one report of 18 birds, and one report of 80 birds in the region
(Crosy, Lynn, Motley) during the period (DH, AH, AZ) - GOOD NUMBERS AND
SCATTER; PARTICULARLY FOR SPRING MOVEMENT.

BANK SWALLOW: 2 near White River Lake (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ), 8
at the CR 20 x CR Y Playa (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH), 7 at the FM 2956 Playa
(Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH), and 2 at Tahoka Lake Pasture (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH)
- GOOD NUMBERS AND SCATTER; PARTICULARLY FOR SPRING MOVEMENT.

CLIFF SWALLOW: Though a bit late to arrive this year ... FULL STRENGTH BY
THE END OF THE PERIOD.

CAVE SWALLOW: 66 near White River Lake (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ), 28
west of Matador (Motley) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ), and 4 at the CR 20 x CR Y
Playa (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH) - RIGHT ON TIME AND STILL PUSHING NORTHWARD.

VERDIN: 1 at the FM 193 x FM 651 crossing (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ)
and 1 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ) the only reports
- STILL INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO FIND IN THE REGION.

ROCK WREN: 1 at the FM 193 x FM 651 crossing (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH), 2
south of Cap Rock (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH), 1 at the CR EE Wetlands (Lynn)
on 4/8/17 (AH), 2 at the FM 193 x FM 651 crossing (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH,
AH, AZ), and 1 at the CR EE Wetlands (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH) - ABOUT AVERAGE
FOR THIS RARE MIGRANT AND SPARSE BREEDER IN THE REGION.

CANYON WREN: 1 at the FM 193 x FM 651 crossing (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH,
AZ) the only report - A TAD LOW.

HOUSE WREN: 2 in the Afton Area (Dickens) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ) and 1 in
a Lubbock yard (Lubbock) on 4/22/17 (DHa) the only reports - LOW NUMBERS;
APRIL IS OFTEN PEAK MONTH FOR THE SPECIES IN OUR REGION.

BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER: 2 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH,
AZ) the only report - INCREDIBLY LOW; APRIL IS THE PEAK SPRING MONTH FOR
THE SPECIES IN OUR REGION.

EASTERN BLUEBIRD: 4 east of Crosbyton (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH), 1 west of
White River Lake (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH), 1 in Afton (Dickens) on 4/22/17
(DH, AH, AZ), and 1 west of Matador (Motley) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ) -
FAIRLY LATE FOR WINTER VISITORS; SOME OF THESE MAY BE LINGERING TO BREED.

SWAINSON'S THRUSH: 1 east of Tahoka (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH) and 1 at Tahoka
Lake Pasture (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH) the only reports - THE FIRST OF THE
SPRING MIGRANTS.

HERMIT THRUSH: 1 at Camp Rio Blanca crossing (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH) and 1
in the Tech Terrace Neighborhood (Lubbock) on 4/28/17 (WW) - THE LAST OF
THE WINTER LINGERERS.

GRAY CATBIRD: 1 in a Lubbock yard (Lubbock) on 4/30/17 (AH) the only report
so far - A TAD LOW.

CEDAR WAXWING: Three reports of 1-10 birds, three reports of 11-25 birds,
and three reports of 26-50 birds in the region (Crosby, Dickens, Floyd,
Lubbock, Motley) during the period (DH, AZ, AZ) - ABOUT AVERAGE FOR A GOOD
YEAR OF SPRING MOVEMENT; AN IMPROVEMENT OVER RECENT YEARS.

SPRAGUE'S PIPIT: 1 at the CR 28 x FM 1054 Playa (Lynn) on 4/8/17 (AH) -
FORMERLY CONSIDERED ACCIDENTAL TO THE REGION; NOW KNOWN AS AN ANNUAL,
ALBEIT RARE, MIGRANT.

ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER: 1 at Wayland Baptist University (Hale) on 4/1/17
(NP0 and 1 at the CR 20 x CR X Playa (Lynn) on 4/25/17 (JB) the only
reports - VERY LOW.

NASHVILLE WARBLER: 1 at the FM 193 x FM 651 crossing (Crosby) on 4/22/17
(DH, AH, AZ) the only report - LOW.

VIRGINIA'S WARBLER: 1 female at the TTU HSC Campus (Lubbock) on 4/28/17
(AH) - FORMERLY CONSIDERED CASUAL TO THE REGION; NOW KNOWN AS AN ANNUAL
MIGRANT.

COMMON YELLOWTHROAT: Eight reports of 1-6 birds in the region (Crosby,
Lubbock, Lynn) during the period (JB, KD, DH, AH, AZ) - GOOD NUMBERS AND
SCATTER; SOME ARE AT LIKELY BREEDING SITES.

YELLOW WARBLER: 1 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ), 1
at Tahoka Lake Pasture (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH), and 2 at Tahoka Lake Pasture
(Lynn) on 4/30/17 (DH) - ABOUT AVERAGE FOR THIS EARLY IN THE SEASON.

WILSON'S WARBLER: 1 in Afton (Dickens) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH) and 1 in the
Tech Terrace Neighborhood (Lubbock) on 4/28/17 (WW) - ABOUT AVERAGE FOR
THIS EARLY IN THE SEASON.

YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT: 1 at White River Lake (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH,
AZ), 1 at the CR 20 x CR X Playa (Lynn) on 4/25/17 (JB), and 1 at Tahoka
Lake Pasture (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH) - PRETTY GOOD FOR THIS EARLY IN THE
SEASON.

GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE: 1 at the FM 193 x FM 651 crossing (Crosby) on 4/1/16
(AH), 1 at the same site (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ), and 1 in a
Lubbock yard (Lubbock) on 4/30/17 (MR, photographs) - GOOD NUMBERS FOR THIS
EARLY IN THE SEASON.

CANYON TOWHEE: 4 at Tahoka Lake Pasture (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH) - OF
INTEREST AS THIS MAY BE AN OUT-OF-PLACE BREEDING SITE FOR THE SPECIES.

CASSIN' S SPARROW, LARK SPARROW - BOTH WERE IN NORMAL NUMBERS BY THE END OF
THE PERIOD.

CHIPPING SPARROW: Sixteen reports of 1-10 birds, two reports of 11-25
birds; five reports of 26-100 birds, and one report of 120 birds in the
region (Crosby, Hale, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley) during the period (JB, DH, AH,
NP, WW, AZ) - GOOD NUMBERS AND SCATTER BY THE END OF THE PERIOD.

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW: Eight reports of 1-10 birds and three reports of
11-25 birds in the region (Crosby, Lynn, Motley) during the period (JB, DH,
AH, KH, AZ) - ABOUT AVERAGE IN TERMS OF NUMBER AND SCATTER BY THE END OF
THE PERIOD.

LARK BUNTING: 2 at the FM 2956 Playa (Lynn) on 4/15/17 (AH), 1 at Tahoka
Lake Pasture (Lynn) on 4/15/17 (AH), 42 at Tahoka Lake Pasture (Lynn) on
4/29/17 (AH), and 13 at Tahoka Lake Pasture (Lynn) on 4/30/17 (DH) - GOOD
NUMBERS FOR THIS FAR SOUTHEAST THIS LATE IN THE SEASON ... AND TAHOKA LAKE
PASTURE LOOKS GOOD AS A POTENTIAL BREEDING SITE.

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW: 1 east of Cone (Crosby) on 4/1/17 (AH) the only report
- VERY LOW; SHOULD BE MOVING INTO THE REGION, IN BREEDING NUMBERS, BY THE
END OF THE PERIOD.

SWAMP SPARROW: 1 at the CR EE Wetlands (Lynn) on 4/8/17 (AH) the last of
the season - ABOUT AVERAGE.

WHITE-THROATED SPARROW: 1 in Afton (Dickens) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ) - A
FAIRLY LATE REPORT.

BLUE GROSBEAK: 2 at the CR EE Wetlands (Lynn) on 4/25/17 (JB), 1 at the CR
EE Wetlands (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH), 2 at Tahoka Lake Pasture (Lynn) on
4/29/17 (AH), and 1 at Tahoka Lake Pasture (Lynn) on 4/30/17 (DH) the first
of the season - RIGHT ON TIME.

LAZULI BUNTING: 1 male at Tahoka Lake Pasture (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH) and
4/30/17 (DH) - FORMERLY CONSIDERED CASUAL TO THE REGION; NOW KNOWN AS AN
ANNUAL MIGRANT.

INDIGO BUNTING: 1 female at White River Lake (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH)
and 1 male at Tahoka Lake Pasture (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH) the first of the
season - FORMERLY CONSIDERED CASUAL TO THE REGION; NOW KNOWN AS AN ANNUAL
MIGRANT AND RARE BREEDER.

PAINTED BUNTING: 1 male near Crosbyton (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH), 1 male
near White River Lake (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH), and 1 female at White
River Lake (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH) - RUNNING JUST A TAD EARLY.

DICKCISSEL: 5 at the CR 20 x CR X Playa (Lynn) on 4/25/17 (JB) and 4 at the
CR EE Wetlands (Lynn) on 4/28/17 (JB) - RUNNING JUST A TAD EARLY.

YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD: 3 at the Himmel Farm (Crosby) on 4/11/17 (KH), 220
at Skeen Playa (Lynn) on 4/18/17 (JB), 8 males at Ballard Creek Ponds
(Motley) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ), 10 at CR 20 x CR Y Playa (Lynn) on
4/25/17 (JB), and 40 at CR 20 x CRy Y Playa (Lynn) on 4/29/17 (AH) - PRETTY
GOOD NUMBERS FOR THIS EARLY IN THE SEASON.

BRONZED COWBIRD: 1 male at White River Lake (Crosby) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH,
AZ), 1 female near Afton (Dickens) on 4/22/17 (DH, AH, AZ), and 2 at the CR
20 x CR X Playa (Lynn) on 4/25/17 (JB) - A TAD LOW.

BULLOCK'S ORIOLE: 1 below Lake Six (Lubbock) on 4/8/17 (PKe) and 2 at
Tahoka Lake Pasture (Lynn) on 4/15/17 (AH) the first of the season - ABOUT
AVERAGE; CLOSING IN ON NORMAL NUMBERS BY THE END OF THE PERIOD.

OBSERVERS: JB=Justin Bosler, BC=Blaine Carnes, JCl=Jeremy Clark, JC=Jordon
Cochran, GC=Greg Cook, KD=Ken Dixon, SG=Steve Glover, DG=Daniel Greene,
DHa=Danny Hancock, DH=Drew Harvey, AH=Anthony Hewetson, KH=Kelly Himmel,
GJ=George Jury, PJ=Pat Jury, PKe=Peter Keyel, NP=Niler Pyeatt, MR=Marla
Riddlespurger, WW=William Wenthe, AZ=Angelina Zappia.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 5/12/17 6:15 pm
From: Joe Fischer <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender fischer13 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Quintana hopping today
It was a rather good day at Quintana considering its May 12th. A few oriole's, tanagers, grosbeak's, all the thrushes, and lots of flycatchers. Probably the best warbler day of the spring at Quintana. When I got to Quintana, Jackie Hicks had already seen the Golden winged and asked me for ID help on bird which was a female Cape May. As the day progressed, the birds just kept showing up. Tad Finnell and I had the place to ourselves for the majority of the day. Ended up with 14 warbler species on the little plot of scrub. At one point, I had both male and female Golden wing in my binoculars and they were seen throughout the day. Other good warblers included Canada, Blackburnian, Chestnut, and Northern Parula. At one point, Tad had 7 Tennessee warblers in the water feature at the same time. In many cases, both sexes were present. Best warbler however was a Blue-winged on May 12th! Tad and I had good looks at this bird. Winds are lightening up a fair amount overnight, so I
would not expect everything to stay, but some should still be around in the morning.

Joe Fischer
Friendswood, TX
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Date: 5/12/17 5:25 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 5-12-17 Mourning,Golden-winged,Blackburnian,Magnolia @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5-12-17 Mourning,Golden-winged,Blackburnian,Magnolia @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Lot's of fun visitors today! Thank you!
Golden-winged Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Hutton's Vireo @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, Cibolo/Schertz, warblerwoods.org to arrange visit, Susan Schaezler

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
Life member TOS,SAAS, TAS, Facebook: Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
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Date: 5/12/17 9:25 am
From: Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: Birds at LaFittes
Other notables:
Wilson's phalarope
Stilt Sandpiper
BT Green warbler


Nina Sitra
@ LaFitte's


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> Cedar Waxwings
> Cerulean (young or f, or both)
> Canada (young or f, or both)
> Painted Bunting ( (young or f, or both)
> Peewee
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> Nina Sitra
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Date: 5/12/17 9:07 am
From: Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Birds at LaFittes

Cedar Waxwings
Cerulean (young or f, or both)
Canada (young or f, or both)
Painted Bunting ( (young or f, or both)
Peewee

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Date: 5/12/17 8:35 am
From: Christian Walker <christian.walker...>
Subject: [texbirds] Keneteso Park, Cooke Co - 10 warbler sp, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Philadelphia Vireo
Hey there,
Yesterday while up in Gainesville for work I stopped by Keneteso Park along the Trinity River. It was overcast most of the time, with several light showers. Managed to find some good migrants including Northern Waterthrush, Philadelphia Vireo, Gray-cheeked Thrush, and Magnolia and Bay-breasted Warblers.

See eBird list below.

Good birding,

Christian Walker
Irving TX

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> Subject: eBird Report - Keneteso Park, May 11, 2017
> Date: May 12, 2017 at 10:16:57 AM CDT
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> Keneteso Park, Cooke, Texas, US
> May 11, 2017 11:46 AM - 2:15 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Overcast. Cleared up after storm. Three light showers and then 1 downpour around 1315. 0-5 mph Ssw wind around 75 degrees
> 48 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Black Vulture 4
> Turkey Vulture 5
> Mississippi Kite 7
> Cooper's Hawk 1
> Killdeer 1
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
> Mourning Dove 3
> Barred Owl 1
> Chimney Swift 4
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
> Downy Woodpecker 3
> Empidonax sp. 1
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Great Crested Flycatcher 3
> Western Kingbird 3
> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1
> White-eyed Vireo 3
> Philadelphia Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 2
> Barn Swallow 2
> Cliff Swallow 4
> Carolina Chickadee 8
> Tufted Titmouse 4
> Carolina Wren 8
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
> Eastern Bluebird 3
> Gray-cheeked Thrush 1 HO
> Northern Mockingbird 7
> European Starling 20
> Cedar Waxwing 1
> Northern Waterthrush 1
> Black-and-white Warbler 1
> Tennessee Warbler 1
> Nashville Warbler 5
> Common Yellowthroat 1 M
> American Redstart 1 M
> Magnolia Warbler 1 M
> Bay-breasted Warbler 1 F
> Yellow Warbler 9
> Wilson's Warbler 2 M
> Grasshopper Sparrow 1 Singing out in field down towards end of road
> White-crowned Sparrow 1
> Summer Tanager 2
> Northern Cardinal 14
> Indigo Bunting 3
> Painted Bunting 2
> Dickcissel 20
> Brown-headed Cowbird 5
> House Sparrow 2
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36739017
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> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Christian Walker
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Irving, Texas
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Date: 5/12/17 6:23 am
From: Kleb Woods (Commissioner Pct. 3) <KlebWoods...>
Subject: [texbirds] Kleb Woods Senior Birding Bus Trips
Kleb Woods is currently taking reservations for two senior birding bus trips this summer. See details below. Participants must be at least 50 years old. You may sign up yourself plus one friend/spouse. If you are interested, please email <klebwoods...><mailto:<klebwoods...> or call 281-357-5324. The trips are free, but you are responsible for your entrance fees (where applicable) and your own lunch.
Friday, June 2 - This is our annual trip around the Greater Houston Area to search for exotic bird species, such as Egyptian Goose, Indian Peafowl, Monk Parakeet, Red-vented Bulbul, Northern Red Bishop, and Scaly-breasted Munia. This trip will most likely be from 7 AM to 6 PM (give or take).

Friday, July 7 - Red-cockaded Woodpeckers and Swallow-tailed Kites. We will first look for Red-cockaded Woodpeckers at W.G. Jones State Forest. Then, we will most likely visit Trinity River NWR and look for Swallow-tailed Kites around the Dayton area. This trip will most likely be from 7 AM to 7 PM.

Thanks,

Kendra Kocab
Naturalist: Kleb Woods Nature Center
Tomball, TX
Commissioner Steve Radack
Harris County Precinct 3
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Date: 5/11/17 10:02 pm
From: Nathaniel Nye <nathaniel.nye...>
Subject: [texbirds] Cool roadside sighting, Large plover ID?
About a week ago I was driving home, going right past Government Canyon
when I spotted a hawk sitting in the top of a tree. It looked different, so
I pulled over and turned around, slowly approached it again. Got excellent
looks at it, seemed quite unwary. I had fleeting hopes that it might be a
Roadside Hawk, but alas it ended up being a beautiful adult Broad-winged
Hawk (typical color morph), intently staring at something in the grass. Not
often you get to see one perched, and from fairly close range at that!
On another note, I just got back from a quick trip to San Diego for a
conference. I stayed on Coronado Island (Navy Lodge at Naval Air Station).
Tuesday morning I went for a run along the beach, and crossed a large grass
field as I was heading back to the road. In the grass field was a large
plover in winter plumage. There was no black on the belly or breast at all,
but it was very clearly a large plover. The sun wasn't fully up yet so
lighting was poor, but I had carried my binoculars with me and I got the
sense that the feathers on its back were straw colored. As for the bill, it
didn't strike me as slender, seemed heavier like a Black-bellied. It flew
away directly away from me, so I was unable to see if the axillae were
black. Sibley guide says that some Pacific Golden Plovers retain winter
plumage all year round, but doesn't say the same thing for other large
plovers... Is this a unique characteristic of Pacific Golden Plover?
According to eBird data it is much more likely this was a Black-bellied
Plover. Anyone have any insight on this? Also, Sibley maps show all the
large plovers coming south of Alaska/Canada only for winter, but eBird
shows Black-bellied to be quite common in San Diego County year round. Why
the discrepancy?

Thanks,
Nate Nye
San Antonio


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Date: 5/11/17 7:52 pm
From: David Sarkozi <david...>
Subject: [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update, The Bowl 453 Species
Yesterday I tackled The Bowl in the Guadalupe Mountains, bringing me
to 453 species for the year. See the blog for details and checklists.

http://davidsbigyear.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-roof-if-texas.html

--
David Sarkozi
Houston, TX
(713) 412-4409 twitter ID dsarkozi
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Date: 5/11/17 1:42 pm
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Coastal birding yesterday, windy but good birds
Started the day as usual lately on the bolivar ferry where it was 78
degrees and a hint that summer is about here. The birds said the same with
many of the shorebirds and gulls having moved on. Some new arrivals though.
And the wind never stopped all day which kept some of the smaller
shorebirds under cover.
The effects of the very high tide of a week ago continue with the beaches
on bolivar and the flats washed smooth and clean so there is little shelter
from the wind. There were tire tracks going down beyond the bollards for
cool people to do wheelsies down there. Sadly they did not bog down
although the front tires got into the soft mud at two places. They
apparently went around on the land side.

No sargassum at all on the bolivar side but a good crop was coming in on
east beach. Apparently the jetty/currents were still protecting the eastern
beaches.

The dry spell continues and mottled ducks are continuing to concentrate on
the remaining ponds. One new brood of ducklings was seen.

The number of birds out on the flats was way down. Had 2 piping plovers
including my 90th banded bird photographed, 2 not so red knots, 1 marbled
godwit and a scattering of the other expected birds. Photographed several
herring gulls that seemed interesting at the time. Commonest birds were
sanderling, ruddy turnstone, dunlin and semipalmated plover. Did not see
any western sandpipers and have not had a long-billed curlew for weeks.
Those two birds are often the main summering shorebird other than the
short-billed dowitchers (2) and western willet (2).

The duck that must-not-be-named was sitting on the sand near deeper water
like on the last couple of weeks. No sign of any of the lesser scaup. No
fish bringing among the least terns and I did not see either snowy or
Wilson's plovers.

Heading up the peninsula, had the pair of swainson's hawks. The Wilson's
phalaropes were in the usual ditch even after it was mowed. One
white-rumped sandpiper. A neat turkey vulture has lots of white around the
head and chest looking like a young white-tailed hawk when the bare head
was ignored.

The water returned to Bob Road and the seaside sparrows were singing. Yacht
basin road was getting dry but baby rails were peeping in the grass and
the whimbrels continue.

Fair numbers of black terns in full plumage at various spots but no
non-breeding birds. Least tern groups were scattered all along the beaches
up through crystal beach and I had my first non-breeding birds of the
summer.

Went back across the ferry to East Beach. Black terns and least terns in
the marked off area but only 3 Wilson's plovers cursed me as I walked by
the water. All the little birds were hunkered down. Had no common terns
across the Roads but about 70 all adult common terns were by the jetty.
Nothing unusual but horned larks were singing on both sides of the channel.

Texas City Dike also lost most of its birds. One red-breasted merganser and
a good group of resting sanderling and turnstones. But only a couple of
gulls and a few terns other than the usual begging laughing gulls. The pond
along the hurricane dike is starting to get good mud flats and can have
good birds all summer but not yesterday as it is fresh water without lots
of vegetation growing up.

No land bird migrants and the last lingerers seem to be gone other than 1
savannah sparrow but did not really try for them. And missed the black rail
despite several trips up and down Retillon.

--
Joseph C. Kennedy
on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
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Date: 5/10/17 6:26 pm
From: Rich Kostecke <rkostecke...>
Subject: [texbirds] Davis Mountains Preserve, Jeff Davis County, TX 5/7 and 5/8 2017
I birded The Nature Conservancy's Davis Mountains Preseve on the evening of 5/7 and all day on 5/8. The preserve needs rain bad! It is some of the driest conditions I have seen on the preserve. The creek is just about dry, even where there is usually good water. The vegetation, even in the high country and on up to Mount Livermore is fried. Perhaps as a result, bird activity seemed slow. I did manage to find most all of the usual suspects, but numbers seemed low and there wasn't a lot of singing happening. All told, I observed 68 species. I had Golden Eagle over Tobe Canyon, as well as from Limpia Chute Trail. I had Stellar's Jays in upper Tobe Canyon, as well as along the Limpia Chute Trail. I had Mountain Chickadee along Limpia Chute Trail. I had 2 Painted Redstarts along the Limpia Chute Trail. A Dusky Flycatcher was territorial on the stretch of road between Limpia Chute Trail and the Mount Livermore Summit. There was also a Green-tailed Towhee in their traditional
breeding area at the base of Mount Livermore. Virginia's Warblers were in upper Tobe Canyon as well as along Limpia Chute Trail. I only had 4 individual migrant birds! A Northern Waterthrush at 48 Tank, which is still holding some water (and some Mexican Mallards), a Wilson's Warbler, and 2 Olive-sided Flycatcher. Best bird was a male Tropical Parula along Madera Canyon Road (I think between the 48 Tank turn-off and Wolf Den Canyon), which was vigorously singing and acting territorial. Or maybe I should say that it was mostly a Tropical Parula. ;-) It did have faint white eye arcs (which I personally am not convinced yet are a hybrid feature - could be, but more work is needed and parula taxonomy could end up being quite messy), but the breast coloration and black mask were consistent with Tropical and it responded when I played Tropical Parula song.
Next open day on the Preserve is May 20th. If any you take advantage of the open day and find anything interesting, let me know please as I will be out there the following week to conduct breeding bird surveys.

Rich Kostecke
Austin, TX
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Date: 5/10/17 5:55 pm
From: Rich Kostecke <rkostecke...>
Subject: [texbirds] Rufous-capped Warblers at Devils River, Val Verde Co., TX 5/2/17
On 5/2, while assisting us with Black-capped Vireo/Breeding Bird Surveys at The Nature Conservancy's Dolan Falls Preserve in Val Verde County, Romey Swanson and Stephen Ramirez found 2 (assumedly a pair) of Rufous-capped Warblers. Romey has already posted some photos/video to his Facebook page. That afternoon, John Karges, Jacquie Ferrato, and I went back out with Romey to re-find the birds. We did manage to relocate the male, who was still actively singing and seemingly territorial. I have also posted a picture of the male on the various TexBirds Facebook pages. Note, these are not birds that can be chased. Public access to the preserve is restricted and the birds, unfortunately, are not viewable from state land or waters. However, I did want to mention the sighting as there were several reports of Rufous-capped Warblers across the southern Edwards Plateau last year (some from publicly accessible sites). Those sites may be worth re-checking.
Rich Kostecke
Austin, TX
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Date: 5/10/17 5:25 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 5-10-17 Kentucky Warbler @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5-10-17 Kentucky Warbler @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Great day at Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary with lots of fun visitors! Tennessee Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, American Redstart, Magnolia Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-throated-green Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Hutton's Vireo, visitor instructions at warblerwoods.org both afternoon and morning are good, Cibolo/Schertz, Susan Schaezler

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Date: 5/10/17 4:02 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] RFI South of Estero Llano Grande
Hi, all,


Local inquiry: can anyone tell me the status of "public access" to the area
south of the actual Estero Llano Grande? In days past you used to be able
to drive in and view the river and even drive up on the levee, but I've
noticed the gate is closed more often than it's open. Now I'm wondering if
that was private land all along and the "public" really was never welcome!
Feedback?



Thanks,



MB



Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

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Date: 5/10/17 9:19 am
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Tufted Flycatcher in the high Chisos Mts in Big Bend National Park
Hello all,
There were at least a few birders, including myself, who searched for the
Tufted throughout the day on May 8 without any luck. Overall the birding
was rather lackluster in Boot Canyon. However, the Dusky-capped Flycatcher
was heard by Adam Wood and his wife upcanyon near Boot Spring. I tried for
it later in the afternoon between the cabin and Boot Canyon campsites 1-4
without relocating it.

Good luck!
Justin Bosler
currently in Midland, TX

On May 9, 2017 7:25 PM, "Eric Carpenter" <ecarpe...> wrote:

> Keith and Texbirders,
> Arizona has had a few Tufted Flycatcher records in the past 10 years or
> so. Currently, there are birds at two sites in the Huachuca Mountains with
> a nesting pair returning for year#3 in Ramsey Canyon and a lone bird in
> Carr Canyon. Texas has 4 previous records as you might know, each of them
> were single birds found at low elevations. This is the first TX sighting
> to occur in high elevations and if the Arizona records are any indications,
> it may be something we can look to see more of in years to come.
>
> --Eric
>
> On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Keith Arnold <kbarnold2...> wrote:
>
> > Eric,
> >
> > For my own education, what is going on in Arizona?
> >
> > Keith
> >
> >
> > On Sunday, May 7, 2017, Eric Carpenter <ecarpe...> wrote:
> >
> >> I got a short note from long-time Big Bend birder Mark Flippo today (7
> May
> >> 2016):
> >> "had a tufted flycatcher in the Chisos today on the Boot Canyon Trail
> >> (between Pinnacles Pass and the old Emory Peak Trail head, bird was on
> >> east
> >> side of trail. Watched it for about a half hour (~1100 -1130) "
> >>
> >> Mark has photos of the bird as well. Given the current/recent records
> in
> >> Arizona, it will be interesting to see if this is related at all to
> what's
> >> going on there.
> >>
> >> --Eric
> >>
> >> Eric Carpenter
> >> Austin, TX
> >>
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Date: 5/9/17 7:49 pm
From: David Sarkozi <david...>
Subject: [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update, Lesser Prairie-Chicken 448 species
An anonymous benefactor hooked me up with Lesser Prairie-Chicken today
to help me to 448 species, see the blog at
http://davidsbigyear.blogspot.com/2017/05/el-gallo.html

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Houston, TX
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Date: 5/9/17 6:06 pm
From: Sebastian C <sc11birds...>
Subject: [texbirds] House Sparrow Fledgling Observation 5/9/17
Hello Fellow Texbirders,
Today, I noticed at my bird feeder at home a female House Sparrow attack a
House Sparrow fledgling that was chasing her for food. Four male House
Sparrows flew to the fledgling to protect it from the female House Sparrow.
The female House Sparrow flew to the fence and stayed there for about 5
minutes then rejoined the flock peacefully and ate at the bird feeder with
the rest of House Sparrows; including the fledglings.

Very interesting! I wonder if it was her fledgling or another fledgling
that got confused.

Has anyone noticed this type of behavior among House Sparrows and their
fledglings?

Happy Birding,
Sebastian Casarez
Hutto, TX


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Date: 5/9/17 5:25 pm
From: Eric Carpenter <ecarpe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Tufted Flycatcher in the high Chisos Mts in Big Bend National Park
Keith and Texbirders,
Arizona has had a few Tufted Flycatcher records in the past 10 years or
so. Currently, there are birds at two sites in the Huachuca Mountains with
a nesting pair returning for year#3 in Ramsey Canyon and a lone bird in
Carr Canyon. Texas has 4 previous records as you might know, each of them
were single birds found at low elevations. This is the first TX sighting
to occur in high elevations and if the Arizona records are any indications,
it may be something we can look to see more of in years to come.

--Eric

On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Keith Arnold <kbarnold2...> wrote:

> Eric,
>
> For my own education, what is going on in Arizona?
>
> Keith
>
>
> On Sunday, May 7, 2017, Eric Carpenter <ecarpe...> wrote:
>
>> I got a short note from long-time Big Bend birder Mark Flippo today (7 May
>> 2016):
>> "had a tufted flycatcher in the Chisos today on the Boot Canyon Trail
>> (between Pinnacles Pass and the old Emory Peak Trail head, bird was on
>> east
>> side of trail. Watched it for about a half hour (~1100 -1130) "
>>
>> Mark has photos of the bird as well. Given the current/recent records in
>> Arizona, it will be interesting to see if this is related at all to what's
>> going on there.
>>
>> --Eric
>>
>> Eric Carpenter
>> Austin, TX
>>
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Date: 5/9/17 4:33 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 5-9-17 TEN warbler sp @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5-9-17 TEN warbler sp @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
9 warbler species as of 930 a.m. And huge flurry of birds with dizzying speed--such fun! A few visitors had the flurry and others came and had smaller numbers coming and going

Number of Taxa: 25
1 Common Ground-Dove -- (1)
3 White-winged Dove -- (1)
1 Chuck-will's-widow -- (1)
5 Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird -- (1)
2 Least Flycatcher -- (1)
4 White-eyed Vireo -- (1)
2 Hutton's Vireo -- (1)
2 Blue-headed Vireo -- (1)
1 Carolina Chickadee -- (1)
6 Black-crested Titmouse -- (1)
4 Carolina Wren -- (1)
1 Golden-winged Warbler -- (1)
5 Tennessee Warbler -- (1)
4 Nashville Warbler -- (1)
1 Common Yellowthroat -- (1)
2 American Redstart -- (1)
3 Magnolia Warbler -- (1)
5 Yellow Warbler -- (1)
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler -- (1)
3 Black-throated Green Warbler -- (1)
3 Wilson's Warbler -- (1)
11 Northern Cardinal -- (1)
1 Painted Bunting -- (1)
4 House Finch -- (1)
7 Lesser Goldfinch -- (1)

This trip summary was created using the eBird app for iPhone and iPad.
See eBird for more information.


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Date: 5/9/17 12:39 pm
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Pictures from the coast last week
Started on the ferry early in the day. Poked around good spots in Port
Bolivar that often have land birds. More has grown up since Ike but the
birds do not know it yet. The only migrant in several trips was this
Baltimore oriole
http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421701

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421702

Ponds in the area have good numbers of mottled ducks

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421696

One pond had 2 broods of ducklings

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421697

Spotted sandpipers were on many edges and even streets

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421698

This bird poked around in buried gulf weed with a turnstone and took the
dried? food to the water to eat it

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421700

Birds out on bolivar flats included the usual common dunlins

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421705

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421707

And one of the very uncommon marbled godwits. At least they have been
uncommon or rare since last fall on my trips

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421709

The very wide flats had channels between dryer areas that were used by
non-breeding forster's terns

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421708

The top-side of this ring-billed gull was a mix of several aged plumages
and repeatedly had me looking

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421710

Semipalmated sandpipers are named for the very little webbing between toes.
It can be hard to see but the mud made it stand out better on this bird.
Many western sandpipers have more semipalmated toes but are not called
semipalmated

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421711

They are about the grayest bird out there among the peeps but some do have
a fair bit of color. Note the nice eye ring

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421712

The mounds raised by clams or worms are very different out where there is
usually a couple of feet of water compared to those which appear on each
low tide

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421715

The red knots were eating the surf clams

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421745

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421746

Some are not as red

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421744

A one-legged bird, not a bird standing on one leg had no color in its
feathers so would probably not breed and could summer here or south of the
nesting grounds

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421748

A couple of pairs of least terns were paired and mating. It is a long
process taking as much as 10 minutes. The male brings a fish but keeps it

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421751

Both birds dance and call with male and female calls very different. It
goes on a long time and sounds like little wind up toys

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421753

Things get more exciting and the male starts spreading his wings

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421754

With a nod, the female takes the fish

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421755

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421756

And if the tide stops washing over the sand inside the barriers we can have
eggs someday

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421757

Almost all of the gulls out on the beach were franklin's gulls. They seemed
to prefer standing on the edge of the water but with an incoming tide the
periodically had to move to the next edge

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421765

They never moved more than a few feet, from the outside edge of a bar to
the inside edge and next to the next bar

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421767

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421769

Most were in full breeding plumage and had a tinge of pink on the belly
which comes from eating shrimp

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421774

Others still have a small amount of older white feathers showing

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421773

I found two laughing gulls up on the beach trying to eat what looked like a
snake flopping on the sand. Was told that it was a shrimp eel. Both birds
did lots of pinching on the eel and both started eating on each end

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421826

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421825

One bird won the prize and started swallowing. The other tried but had its
eel end jerked out of its mouth

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421827

Ever hopeful it kept trying to get a piece of the eel

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421831

I found a little group of tree swallows lingering along the beach. With
binoculars one looked like it had a white rump on several occasions but I
never got a good look at it or got a pictures. Maybe white feathers
wrapping around like with a cooper's hawk?

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421837

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421839

One wet patch had a couple of hudsonian godwits. The male ruled the water
area on one side of the road and did not permit the female to land
anywhere. She went across the road and preened

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421847

napped

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421848

Stood around

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421850

Stood on one leg

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421854

Turned its head

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421855

And even napped on one leg

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165421856

Very exciting. A flock of a dozen males flew by when I was out on the flats
but never touched down on the salt water. I did not find any up in the rice
fields which had a small number of birds.

But a great day out there.

--
Joseph C. Kennedy
on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
<Josephkennedy36...>


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Date: 5/9/17 7:38 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 5-9-17 TEN warblers @ 936 a.m. @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5-9-17 TEN warblers @ 936 a.m. @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Warblerwoods.org to request visit

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Date: 5/8/17 8:14 pm
From: David McDonald <dkmmdpa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
Clay,
Interesting and I agree that color can vary by monitor, processing etc, so
now I just try and leave, as is, as much as possible.

And just having had cataract surgery 10 days ago, I realize how yellowish
my vision had been. I have one normal eye and 1 yellow cast eye now. The
other to get fixed in June :)
So for us old farts, our eyes themselves can throw us off on colors.

However, I am interested in a "loaner" ibis. Where would I get one? At a
bank or credit union? LOL

David McDonald
friendswood texas


On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 6:43 PM, Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...>
wrote:

> All -
> A caution. I am an old slide-shooter from Back In The Day, when
> Kodachrome, Ektachrome, and Fujichrome images for the same bird had HUGELY
> different color tones and white balances.
>
> While I have absolutely no issue with the evaluation (below) of the
> various colors present on the images in question, I am always VERY cautious
> when absolutes are placed on color renditions of jpeg images (subject to
> processing bias) viewed on purely random screens (laptop, computer monitor,
> iPhone, etc.) that themselves have not been color calibrated. I have
> given digital slide shows where I could look at the bird slide on my laptop
> and the same image projected on the screen in front of the audience, and
> those two birds were TOTALLY different in color tone, balance, and "look".
>
> It is entirely possible that a person viewing that same ibis image on a
> different monitor would completely disagree with the statement "no hint of
> red in the 'ground color' of the face. It is essentially black".
>
> I myself have a LOT of difficulty in separating reds from greens and
> browns of the same intensity, which is why my field birding mostly relies
> upon sound, detail, shape, proportion, and movement / action. I also
> place a LOT of credence in behavior - a "loaner" ibis would definitely ping
> my radar (birdar?) as being worth investigating.
>
> Does a Glossy Ibis have a different "grunt" than a White-faced? Huh, I
> do not know....
>
>
> Clay Taylor
> TOS Life Member
> Calallen (Corpus Christi) TX
> <Clay.taylor...>
> 401-965-9064
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Mark and Brenda Steuer
> Sent: Monday, May 8, 2017 3:43 PM
> To: <brushfreeman...>; Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...>
> Cc: <FCollins...>; <dawgler...>; <texbirds...>
> Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
>
> Ibis at LaFitte's woods, Galveston. I observed the bird that was
> photographed by David McDonald on May 6th, and I will reference the two
> images David posted to Texbirds. A few points to note:
> 1) there is no hint of red in the 'ground color' of the face. It is
> essentially black. See DM's 6902 jpeg. 2) the iris is dark brown (jpeg
> 6913), not red.3) the thin line below the black face is pale blue (jpeg
> 6902)4) bill color is ambiguous, generally gray with brownish tones on
> basal upper mandible. Also noteworthy was the presence of two definitive
> WFIB (a breeding plumaged adult with a 1st summer juvenile) at the time the
> putative GLIB was present. Although all the Ibis moved through the day,
> never did the always closely associated WFIB consort with the Glossy type.
> The paper on separating these two species that was sent as a PDF by B.
> Freeman is really useful. In fact, the type example of a GLIB in that paper
> is a lay down for this bird. Also, a review of GLIB images posted by the
> Smithsonian show many individuals closely resembling this bird. In short, I
> don't believe that it is possible that this individual could be a WFIB.
> That said, the bill color ambiguity cannot perhaps
> rule out a possible GLIB X WFIB backcross, but without splitting hairs,
> I'd say this bird is as good as any for a Glossy Ibis.
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone
>
>
> On Monday, May 8, 2017, 1:27 PM, Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
> wrote:
>
> I was not there but was the Titmouse lady Claire Curry? She did a lot of
> titmouse work mainly in N. Texas and SW. Okla.
> On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 1:16 PM, Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...>
> >
> wrote:
>
> > All -
> >
> > I am convinced that our field observations / field marks leading to
> > the determination of "hybrid / not-hybrid" for a lot of species
> > (ibises, titmice, etc.) are nothing more than guesses.
> >
> > At the TOS Meeting in El Paso, a woman (I cannot find her name right
> > now) gave a talk about hybridization amongst the titmice (Tufted and
> > Black-crested) and turned everything upside-down.
> >
> > Her biggest bombshell was that genetic testing showed that, more often
> > than not, the titmice that "looked" like hybrids were actually most
> > often cleanly one species or the other, and that most of the birds
> > that actually WERE hybrids fit the visual cues for either "pure" Tufted
> or Black-crested.
> >
> > That was when I swore off using the "H-word" for similar-appearing
> species.
> >
> > I suspect that the dark ibises would show similar traits. Plus, I
> > have always been leery of using soft-body-part color as a reliable
> > indicator of anything - general health of a bird or diet can influence
> > colors of beaks, legs, facial skin, etc. I have a dandy photo of an
> > orange-billed and -legged Laughing Gull as proof of that.
> >
> >
> > Clay Taylor
> > TOS Life Member
> > Calallen (Corpus Christi) TX
> > <Clay.taylor...>
> > 401-965-9064
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: <texbirds-bounce...>
> > [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>]
> > On Behalf Of Brush Freeman
> > Sent: Monday, May 8, 2017 12:59 PM
> > To: <FCollins...>
> > Cc: <dawgler...>; <texbirds...>
> > Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
> >
> > ...
> > 8Fred< In the paper I cited, you might look at some of the
> > hybrids....There are some Glossys I doubt I could define as hybrids
> > given the powder blue and all the other traits. Especially not from
> > afar. I don't know how some of these were determined to be hybrids,
> > but Donna said there was genetic testing done on similar
> > individuals.....I countered, tongue in cheek basically, then how can
> > we know that any of our GLIBs are "clean"
> >
> > On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 12:18 PM, Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <
> > <FCollins...> wrote:
> >
> > > I would agree with Joseph Kennedy on this bird and would call it a
> > > White-faced Ibis but know too it could possibly be a hybrid. But the
> > > two ibis are usually not in high condition. Instead they are more
> > > typically in fading breeding condition and hence not as clear cut as
> > > I would feel comfortable identifying. People identify and post
> > > pictures more often than not of birds that to me are not
> > > distinguishable. I use the Plegadis option often on checklist.
> > >
> > > Hybrids are rare and a non-breeder in less than healthy condition
> > > might have its reds turn brown or gray. That is likely a common
> > > occurrence. So the most likely case would be for the most likely ibis.
> > >
> > > Generally if I am persistent this time of year I can find a Glossy
> > > or two on the Katy Prairie if I can find many Ibis at all. They are
> > > usually by themselves and usually in such good condition that their
> > > identification is straight forward; pure blue face, blue legs with
> > > perhaps reddish knees and a sharp thin bluish-whitish facial outline.
> > >
> > > Fred Collins, Director
> > > Kleb Woods Nature Center
> > > 20303 Draper Road, Tomball TX 77377
> > > 281-357-5324
> > >
> > > Harris County Precinct 3
> > > Steve Radack Commissioner
> > > www.pct3.com
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: <texbirds-bounce...>
> > > [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>]
> > > On Behalf Of Dennis Shepler
> > > Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 6:49 AM
> > > To: <texbirds...>
> > > Subject: [texbirds] Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
> > >
> > > Howdy Texbirders,
> > > Glad the photo issues regarding the Plegadis Ibis at Lafitte's Cove
> > > have been discussed and "resolved". Based on my observations and
> > > photos, I believed that the bird in question is a hybrid
> > > Glossy/White-faced Ibis. I wrote the following of the Real Texbird
> > facebook site:
> > > "After hearing of the sighting of a Glossy Ibis at Lafitte's Cove, I
> > > went down this morning to search for the Glossy. The only dark
> > > (Pelagadis spp.) ibis I found that might fit the description of a
> > > Glossy Ibis is shown in the following pictures. I think this bird is
> > > a hybrid Glossy/White-faced. I would appreciate comments from the
> > > community. The bird pictured has what appears to be a "reddish" (not
> > > dark) iris, more gray than brown in the bill and reddish in the area
> > > of the tibiotarsus-tarsometatarsus joint (the "ankle"). Light plays
> > > an important role in these photos and others may have photos of the
> > > "Glossy" seen that indicate that there was a pure Glossy Ibis
> > > present at Lafitte's. Glossy Ibis is a rare bird on the Texas coast
> > > and is known to hybridize with White-faced Ibis. Thanks for your
> > > comments
> > regarding the bird pictured here."
> > > Here is a link to photos that show, I think, the field marks
> > > referenced in my statement:
> > > https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687363244/in/dateposted-f
> > > am
> > > ily/
> > > https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/34400133061/in/dateposted-f
> > > am
> > > ily/
> > >
> > > https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687364574/in/dateposted-f
> > > am
> > > ily/
> > >
> > > Comments welcome and you all have my permission to use the photos.
> > >
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Date: 5/8/17 7:20 pm
From: David Sarkozi <david...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
Please end this thread, Its has strayed completely off topic.

If you post photos in any of the TEXBIRDS forum you must assume its
been published and just as I can save a magazine photo you created a
reasonable person could assume they could save a photo you published
via email or facebook unless you took steps to stop that download.
Unfortunately in Facebook I don't think you can do that, download is
always an option and I bet that's covered in their EULA. Since I don't
allow photo attachments here in TEXBIRD via email that solves the
problem of you providing a copy too all 1500 subscribers. You have to
provide a link and photo sites like Flickr do a good job of managing
licenses as long as you pay attention how you post them.

On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 2:57 PM, David McDonald <dkmmdpa...> wrote:
> Hi texbirders,
> Today while I was waiting with another couple on the boardwalk for the
> Glossy Ibis to show up, another photographer walked up to us and asked if
> we had seen it.
>
> He then proceeded to tell us that someone had posted some excellent photos
> of the bird on Texbirds yesterday and he got them by email. He then said
> that he had downloaded the photo to put in 'his master file' as the photo
> was better then he had managed to get.
>
> I then told him I was the person who took the photos and he didn't ask if
> he could use it or apologize for stealing my photos. I had waited 45
> minutes on the bird to get these photos and he just steals them
>
> My friends knew him vaguely and I have seen him at LaFitte's multiple times
> this spring. My friends said his name was Dennis, but they did not know his
> surname.
>
> Well I wonder how many other photographers Dennis has stolen photos from,
> for 'his master file' as they were better than his.
>
> Dennis this is theft of intellectual property and unethical. Take your own
> freaking photos and don't steal from others.
>
> I am happy to post my pics on Texbirds for everyone's enjoyment and
> education. I also donate them for non-profits or educational use if asked.
> But this is the first time I have known about blatant theft of my pictures
> and he did it without remorse.
>
> David McDonald
> Friendswood Texas
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Date: 5/8/17 4:44 pm
From: Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
All -
A caution. I am an old slide-shooter from Back In The Day, when Kodachrome, Ektachrome, and Fujichrome images for the same bird had HUGELY different color tones and white balances.

While I have absolutely no issue with the evaluation (below) of the various colors present on the images in question, I am always VERY cautious when absolutes are placed on color renditions of jpeg images (subject to processing bias) viewed on purely random screens (laptop, computer monitor, iPhone, etc.) that themselves have not been color calibrated. I have given digital slide shows where I could look at the bird slide on my laptop and the same image projected on the screen in front of the audience, and those two birds were TOTALLY different in color tone, balance, and "look".

It is entirely possible that a person viewing that same ibis image on a different monitor would completely disagree with the statement "no hint of red in the 'ground color' of the face. It is essentially black".

I myself have a LOT of difficulty in separating reds from greens and browns of the same intensity, which is why my field birding mostly relies upon sound, detail, shape, proportion, and movement / action. I also place a LOT of credence in behavior - a "loaner" ibis would definitely ping my radar (birdar?) as being worth investigating.

Does a Glossy Ibis have a different "grunt" than a White-faced? Huh, I do not know....


Clay Taylor
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-----Original Message-----
From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Mark and Brenda Steuer
Sent: Monday, May 8, 2017 3:43 PM
To: <brushfreeman...>; Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...>
Cc: <FCollins...>; <dawgler...>; <texbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid

Ibis at LaFitte's woods, Galveston. I observed the bird that was photographed by David McDonald on May 6th, and I will reference the two images David posted to Texbirds. A few points to note:
1) there is no hint of red in the 'ground color' of the face. It is essentially black. See DM's 6902 jpeg. 2) the iris is dark brown (jpeg 6913), not red.3) the thin line below the black face is pale blue (jpeg 6902)4) bill color is ambiguous, generally gray with brownish tones on basal upper mandible. Also noteworthy was the presence of two definitive WFIB (a breeding plumaged adult with a 1st summer juvenile) at the time the putative GLIB was present. Although all the Ibis moved through the day, never did the always closely associated WFIB consort with the Glossy type. The paper on separating these two species that was sent as a PDF by B. Freeman is really useful. In fact, the type example of a GLIB in that paper is a lay down for this bird. Also, a review of GLIB images posted by the Smithsonian show many individuals closely resembling this bird. In short, I don't believe that it is possible that this individual could be a WFIB. That said, the bill color ambiguity cannot perhaps
rule out a possible GLIB X WFIB backcross, but without splitting hairs, I'd say this bird is as good as any for a Glossy Ibis. 

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On Monday, May 8, 2017, 1:27 PM, Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> wrote:

I was not there but was the Titmouse lady Claire Curry?  She did a lot of titmouse work mainly in N. Texas and SW. Okla.
On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 1:16 PM, Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...>
wrote:

> All -
>
> I am convinced that our field observations / field marks leading to
> the determination of "hybrid / not-hybrid" for a lot of species
> (ibises, titmice, etc.) are nothing more than guesses.
>
> At the TOS Meeting in El Paso, a woman (I cannot find her name right
> now) gave a talk about hybridization amongst the titmice (Tufted and
> Black-crested) and turned everything upside-down.
>
> Her biggest bombshell was that genetic testing showed that, more often
> than not, the titmice that "looked" like hybrids were actually most
> often cleanly one species or the other, and that most of the birds
> that actually WERE hybrids fit the visual cues for either "pure" Tufted or Black-crested.
>
> That was when I swore off using the "H-word" for similar-appearing species.
>
> I suspect that the dark ibises would show similar traits.  Plus, I
> have always been leery of using soft-body-part color as a reliable
> indicator of anything - general health of a bird or diet can influence
> colors of beaks, legs, facial skin, etc.  I have a dandy photo of an
> orange-billed and -legged Laughing Gull as proof of that.
>
>
> Clay Taylor
> TOS Life Member
> Calallen (Corpus Christi) TX
> <Clay.taylor...>
> 401-965-9064
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <texbirds-bounce...>
> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Brush Freeman
> Sent: Monday, May 8, 2017 12:59 PM
> To: <FCollins...>
> Cc: <dawgler...>; <texbirds...>
> Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
>
> ...
> 8Fred< In the paper I cited, you might look at some of the
> hybrids....There are some Glossys I doubt I could define as hybrids
> given the powder blue and all the other traits.  Especially not from
> afar.  I don't know how some of these were determined to be hybrids,
> but Donna said there was genetic testing done on similar
> individuals.....I countered, tongue in cheek basically, then how can
> we know that any of our GLIBs are "clean"
>
> On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 12:18 PM, Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <
> <FCollins...> wrote:
>
> > I would agree with Joseph Kennedy on this bird and would call it a
> > White-faced Ibis but know too it could possibly be a hybrid. But the
> > two ibis are usually not in high condition. Instead they are more
> > typically in fading breeding condition and hence not as clear cut as
> > I would feel comfortable identifying. People identify and post
> > pictures more often than not of birds that to me are not
> > distinguishable. I use the Plegadis option often on checklist.
> >
> > Hybrids are rare and a non-breeder in less than healthy condition
> > might have its reds turn brown or gray. That is likely a common
> > occurrence. So the most likely case would be for the most likely ibis.
> >
> > Generally if I am persistent this time of year I can find a Glossy
> > or two on the Katy Prairie if I can find many Ibis at all. They are
> > usually by themselves and usually in such good condition that their
> > identification is straight forward; pure blue face, blue legs with
> > perhaps reddish knees and a sharp thin bluish-whitish facial outline.
> >
> > Fred Collins, Director
> > Kleb Woods Nature Center
> > 20303 Draper Road, Tomball TX 77377
> > 281-357-5324
> >
> > Harris County Precinct 3
> > Steve Radack Commissioner
> > www.pct3.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: <texbirds-bounce...>
> > [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>]
> > On Behalf Of Dennis Shepler
> > Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 6:49 AM
> > To: <texbirds...>
> > Subject: [texbirds] Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
> >
> > Howdy Texbirders,
> > Glad the photo issues regarding the Plegadis Ibis at Lafitte's Cove
> > have been discussed and "resolved".  Based on my observations and
> > photos, I believed that the bird in question is a hybrid
> > Glossy/White-faced Ibis.  I wrote the following of the Real Texbird
> facebook site:
> > "After hearing of the sighting of a Glossy Ibis at Lafitte's Cove, I
> > went down this morning to search for the Glossy. The only dark
> > (Pelagadis spp.) ibis I found that might fit the description of a
> > Glossy Ibis is shown in the following pictures. I think this bird is
> > a hybrid Glossy/White-faced. I would appreciate comments from the
> > community. The bird pictured has what appears to be a "reddish" (not
> > dark) iris, more gray than brown in the bill and reddish in the area
> > of the tibiotarsus-tarsometatarsus joint (the "ankle"). Light plays
> > an important role in these photos and others may have photos of the
> > "Glossy" seen that indicate that there was a pure Glossy Ibis
> > present at Lafitte's. Glossy Ibis is a rare bird on the Texas coast
> > and is known to hybridize with White-faced Ibis. Thanks for your
> > comments
> regarding the bird pictured here."
> > Here is a link to photos that show, I think, the field marks
> > referenced in my statement:
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687363244/in/dateposted-f
> > am
> > ily/
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/34400133061/in/dateposted-f
> > am
> > ily/
> >
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687364574/in/dateposted-f
> > am
> > ily/
> >
> > Comments welcome and you all have my permission to use the photos.
> >
> > Dennis
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Date: 5/8/17 4:21 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 5-8-17 TWELVE Warbler sp @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5-8-17 TWELVE Warbler sp @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Tennessee Warbler,Nashville Warbler,Mourning Warbler,Common Yellowthroat,American Redstart,Magnolia Warbler,Blackburnian Warbler,Yellow Warbler,Chestnut-sided Warbler,Black-throated-green Warbler,Canada Warbler, Wilson's Warbler

Thanks to Sandi, Grady & others for birding today! I wonder what tomorrow will bring

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Date: 5/8/17 4:11 pm
From: Andrew Donnelly <acadonnelly...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
I agree 100%. And I think it is highly inappropriate to try and call out an individual by name in a public forum, especially for something as petty as this. Every so often we get a big uproar on Texbirds and it saddens me how people treat other folks on this list sometimes.

Typos by iPhnoe

> On May 8, 2017, at 12:55 PM, Nate McGowan <namcgowan...> wrote:
>
> This is stupid. David, nobody cares about doing anything with your picture
> other than wanting to study and remember what this specific GLIB looked
> like. You're just not that important.
> On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 9:51 PM, Joe and Renee Fischer <
> <dmarc-noreply...> wrote:
>
>> I have waited a little bit for many to chime in on the topic. Regardless
>> of your beliefs, you should use
>>
>> Common Sense and Courtesy!
>>
>> Always best to ask and as some have mentioned that they would feel honored
>> if someone wanted one of their photos. So why not ask? The person will
>> likely share most of the time with the disclaimer for personal use only.
>>
>>
>> John has it correct that once a photo is taken that the photographer has
>> copyrights to the photo. That's the law regardless of whether you put a
>> watermark on the photo, embed a copyright, mentioned specific rights on
>> your website, etc. You can go the effort to register each photo as
>> copyrighted to further strengthen your position. However, there is
>> probably about 1 billion photos taken everyday so this becomes a quite
>> tedious process that almost no one does. In this case, there are literally
>> thousands of Glossy Ibis pics on the internet. If you are a birder, then
>> you probably have several references siting on your table at home with
>> pictures and sketches as well. So the need to create your own master
>> file? I doubt that the individual had any bad intentions, but it is easy
>> to upset or offend someone, so best to ask.
>>
>>
>> I was not able to place my hands on a very good article on this topic
>> (Thought it was in Outdoor Photographer, but must have been another
>> photography publication). Here are two links to articles on the topic from
>> prior Outdoor Photographer issues.
>>
>>
>>
>> https://www.outdoorphotographer.com/pro-perspectives/george-lepp/stop-
>> thief/
>>
>> https://www.outdoorphotographer.com/photography-copyright-and-the-
>> internet/
>>
>>
>> Most individual photos are not worth much and the legal fees likely
>> overwhelm the benefit of pursuing legally. However, there are a handful of
>> photos that have netted north of $1million and even a few exceeding
>> $10million. Only a few are lucky enough to get that once in a lifetime
>> shot. If you take enough pictures and post to a public forum, you will
>> have this happen to you and simply asking avoids the issue. I have had
>> this happen and with a few emails had the "stolen" pictures permanently
>> removed from offending website.
>>
>> Glad to see a good topic for discussion as we don't get too many
>> interesting threads on TEXBIRDS anymore.
>>
>> Joe Fischer
>> Friendswood, TX
>> http://www.pbase.com/joe_e_fischer
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ________________________________
>> From: John Godwin <k5iua...>
>> To: <texbirds...>
>> Sent: Sunday, May 7, 2017 9:00 PM
>> Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
>>
>>
>>
>> Hello Gene
>>
>> According to US law as soon as a photograph is taken it is considered to
>> be copyrighted. It does not matter whether it was taken with your phone
>> or a camera with a 600mm lens.
>>
>> Even it you save an image off of the internet for personal use you would
>> need the permission of the copyright holder
>>
>> If you copy an image without the copyright holders permission it could
>> be construed as copyright infringement and that is against the law.
>>
>> Just because it is on the internet does not mean it is legal to copy
>> unless you have the copyright holders permission.
>>
>> For more information look up copyright infringement.
>>
>>
>> .On 5/7/2017 5:07 PM, Gene Majors wrote:
>>> I'm not a photographer so educate me because maybe I will be some day. Is
>>> it wrong, legally, ethically or morally to save an image from eBird, say,
>>> for personal use?
>>> On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 4:46 PM Tad Finnell <tadcipiter...> wrote:
>>>
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Date: 5/8/17 3:59 pm
From: Nathaniel Nye <nathaniel.nye...>
Subject: [texbirds] Government Canyon SNA - May 08, 2017
Great morning at Government Canyon today. Just had an hour, spent it on
Wildcat Canyon trail. Highlight was a family of Golden-cheeked Warblers
including two very active juveniles. Seven warblers overall, but missed the
Y-b Chats that I saw here a couple days ago. Singing male Indigo Bunting
and a male Magnolia Warbler were also fun to see.
Take care,
Nate Nye
San Antonio



Government Canyon SNA (HOTE 085)
May 08, 2017
10:00 AM
Incidental
All birds reported? No
Comments:

1 Cooper's Hawk
1 Common Ground-Dove
12 White-winged Dove
2 Mourning Dove
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
2 Black-chinned Hummingbird
2 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
1 Western Kingbird
1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
6 White-eyed Vireo
1 Hutton's Vireo
1 Common Raven
2 Barn Swallow
2 Carolina Chickadee
3 Black-crested Titmouse
4 Carolina Wren
2 Bewick's Wren
6 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 Northern Mockingbird
6 Cedar Waxwing
1 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Hooded Warbler
1 American Redstart
1 Magnolia Warbler
3 Yellow Warbler
4 Golden-cheeked Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
2 Olive Sparrow
1 Rufous-crowned Sparrow
3 Summer Tanager
5 Northern Cardinal
1 Indigo Bunting
8 Painted Bunting
3 Great-tailed Grackle
5 Brown-headed Cowbird

Number of Taxa: 35


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Date: 5/8/17 1:56 pm
From: Dennis Shepler <dawgler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
Thanks for your feedback. Very informative.
Dennis
On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 10:15 AM, Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
wrote:

> There have been pictures of at least 2 dark ibis pictures posted of birds
> at Lafitte's. One and the oldest I saw looked like a glossy. If I saw this
> bird I would say white-faced. There is lots of variation especially in the
> white-faced birds, possibly age related. Some second year birds do no get
> full breeding plumage perhaps due to the fact they are not breeding.
> Anahuac dark ibis are deep in the nesting cycle now so lone isolated birds
> could well be non-breeders and thus not showing the red face and knees.
>
> Like a spoonbill I had last week that had the pink of a breeder but none
> of the other color patches.
>
> Back in the 1960's in Louisiana, white faced ibis were found in southwest
> LA and glossy ibis in southeast LA near the mouth of the river but small
> numbers of white-faced also showed up in the southeast. The glossies were
> along the narrow road near venice after nesting so they were not commonly
> seen in breeding plumage. The glossies started spreading in LA about the
> same time they were showing up in Texas.
>
> Not sure if hybrid works as it seems that glossy genes would be quickly
> swamped in an area with really lots of white-faced. Such a hypothesis would
> require glossies to prefer white-faced mates and there always be new
> glossies migrating to the coast. Both species are becoming regular in Iowa
> but they are segregated when numbers seen and not in mixed flocks.
>
> The first bird I photographed with a digital camera was a glossy ibis at
> shoveler pond that had been pooped on its head by other ibis. I have found
> a lot fewer birds despite searching since 1994 than others report as many
> "glossy" type birds seem to be within the normal range of white-faced I
> learned in LA but of course that could be wrong and I am missing lots of
> glossy ibis.
>
> I have found that glossy ibis seem to not hang closely with white-faces
> but when large numbers of dark ibis are at Anahuac, the glossy may be by
> itself. And glossy might have duller reddish highlights in the body plumage
> and seem a little greener. But the pair of species are like willow and
> alder flycatchers with some birds impossible to tell.
>
>
> On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 6:48 AM, Dennis Shepler <dawgler...> wrote:
>
>> Howdy Texbirders,
>> Glad the photo issues regarding the Plegadis Ibis at Lafitte's Cove have
>> been discussed and "resolved". Based on my observations and photos, I
>> believed that the bird in question is a hybrid Glossy/White-faced Ibis. I
>> wrote the following of the Real Texbird facebook site:
>> "After hearing of the sighting of a Glossy Ibis at Lafitte's Cove, I went
>> down this morning to search for the Glossy. The only dark (Pelagadis spp.)
>> ibis I found that might fit the description of a Glossy Ibis is shown in
>> the following pictures. I think this bird is a hybrid Glossy/White-faced.
>> I
>> would appreciate comments from the community. The bird pictured has what
>> appears to be a "reddish" (not dark) iris, more gray than brown in the
>> bill
>> and reddish in the area of the tibiotarsus-tarsometatarsus joint (the
>> "ankle"). Light plays an important role in these photos and others may
>> have
>> photos of the "Glossy" seen that indicate that there was a pure Glossy
>> Ibis
>> present at Lafitte's. Glossy Ibis is a rare bird on the Texas coast and is
>> known to hybridize with White-faced Ibis. Thanks for your comments
>> regarding the bird pictured here."
>> Here is a link to photos that show, I think, the field marks referenced in
>> my statement:
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687363244/in/date
>> posted-family/
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/34400133061/in/date
>> posted-family/
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687364574/in/date
>> posted-family/
>>
>> Comments welcome and you all have my permission to use the photos.
>>
>> Dennis
>> West Houston
>> Harris County
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Date: 5/8/17 1:45 pm
From: Mark and Brenda Steuer <steuers...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
Ibis at LaFitte's woods, Galveston. I observed the bird that was photographed by David McDonald on May 6th, and I will reference the two images David posted to Texbirds. A few points to note:
1) there is no hint of red in the 'ground color' of the face. It is essentially black. See DM's 6902 jpeg. 2) the iris is dark brown (jpeg 6913), not red.3) the thin line below the black face is pale blue (jpeg 6902)4) bill color is ambiguous, generally gray with brownish tones on basal upper mandible. 
Also noteworthy was the presence of two definitive WFIB (a breeding plumaged adult with a 1st summer juvenile) at the time the putative GLIB was present. Although all the Ibis moved through the day, never did the always closely associated WFIB consort with the Glossy type. 
The paper on separating these two species that was sent as a PDF by B. Freeman is really useful. In fact, the type example of a GLIB in that paper is a lay down for this bird. Also, a review of GLIB images posted by the Smithsonian show many individuals closely resembling this bird. In short, I don't believe that it is possible that this individual could be a WFIB. That said, the bill color ambiguity cannot perhaps rule out a possible GLIB X WFIB backcross, but without splitting hairs, I'd say this bird is as good as any for a Glossy Ibis. 

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On Monday, May 8, 2017, 1:27 PM, Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...> wrote:

I was not there but was the Titmouse lady Claire Curry?  She did a lot of
titmouse work mainly in N. Texas and SW. Okla.
On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 1:16 PM, Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...>
wrote:

> All -
>
> I am convinced that our field observations / field marks leading to the
> determination of "hybrid / not-hybrid" for a lot of species (ibises,
> titmice, etc.) are nothing more than guesses.
>
> At the TOS Meeting in El Paso, a woman (I cannot find her name right now)
> gave a talk about hybridization amongst the titmice (Tufted and
> Black-crested) and turned everything upside-down.
>
> Her biggest bombshell was that genetic testing showed that, more often
> than not, the titmice that "looked" like hybrids were actually most often
> cleanly one species or the other, and that most of the birds that actually
> WERE hybrids fit the visual cues for either "pure" Tufted or Black-crested.
>
> That was when I swore off using the "H-word" for similar-appearing species.
>
> I suspect that the dark ibises would show similar traits.  Plus, I have
> always been leery of using soft-body-part color as a reliable indicator of
> anything - general health of a bird or diet can influence colors of beaks,
> legs, facial skin, etc.  I have a dandy photo of an orange-billed and
> -legged Laughing Gull as proof of that.
>
>
> Clay Taylor
> TOS Life Member
> Calallen (Corpus Christi) TX
> <Clay.taylor...>
> 401-965-9064
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Brush Freeman
> Sent: Monday, May 8, 2017 12:59 PM
> To: <FCollins...>
> Cc: <dawgler...>; <texbirds...>
> Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
>
> ...
> 8Fred< In the paper I cited, you might look at some of the
> hybrids....There are some Glossys I doubt I could define as hybrids given
> the powder blue
> and all the other traits.  Especially not from afar.  I don't know how
> some of these were determined to be hybrids, but Donna said there was
> genetic testing done on similar individuals.....I countered, tongue in
> cheek basically, then how can we know that any of our GLIBs are "clean"
>
> On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 12:18 PM, Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <
> <FCollins...> wrote:
>
> > I would agree with Joseph Kennedy on this bird and would call it a
> > White-faced Ibis but know too it could possibly be a hybrid. But the
> > two ibis are usually not in high condition. Instead they are more
> > typically in fading breeding condition and hence not as clear cut as I
> > would feel comfortable identifying. People identify and post pictures
> > more often than not of birds that to me are not distinguishable. I use
> > the Plegadis option often on checklist.
> >
> > Hybrids are rare and a non-breeder in less than healthy condition
> > might have its reds turn brown or gray. That is likely a common
> > occurrence. So the most likely case would be for the most likely ibis.
> >
> > Generally if I am persistent this time of year I can find a Glossy or
> > two on the Katy Prairie if I can find many Ibis at all. They are
> > usually by themselves and usually in such good condition that their
> > identification is straight forward; pure blue face, blue legs with
> > perhaps reddish knees and a sharp thin bluish-whitish facial outline.
> >
> > Fred Collins, Director
> > Kleb Woods Nature Center
> > 20303 Draper Road, Tomball TX 77377
> > 281-357-5324
> >
> > Harris County Precinct 3
> > Steve Radack Commissioner
> > www.pct3.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: <texbirds-bounce...>
> > [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>]
> > On Behalf Of Dennis Shepler
> > Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 6:49 AM
> > To: <texbirds...>
> > Subject: [texbirds] Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
> >
> > Howdy Texbirders,
> > Glad the photo issues regarding the Plegadis Ibis at Lafitte's Cove
> > have been discussed and "resolved".  Based on my observations and
> > photos, I believed that the bird in question is a hybrid
> > Glossy/White-faced Ibis.  I wrote the following of the Real Texbird
> facebook site:
> > "After hearing of the sighting of a Glossy Ibis at Lafitte's Cove, I
> > went down this morning to search for the Glossy. The only dark
> > (Pelagadis spp.) ibis I found that might fit the description of a
> > Glossy Ibis is shown in the following pictures. I think this bird is a
> > hybrid Glossy/White-faced. I would appreciate comments from the
> > community. The bird pictured has what appears to be a "reddish" (not
> > dark) iris, more gray than brown in the bill and reddish in the area
> > of the tibiotarsus-tarsometatarsus joint (the "ankle"). Light plays an
> > important role in these photos and others may have photos of the
> > "Glossy" seen that indicate that there was a pure Glossy Ibis present
> > at Lafitte's. Glossy Ibis is a rare bird on the Texas coast and is
> > known to hybridize with White-faced Ibis. Thanks for your comments
> regarding the bird pictured here."
> > Here is a link to photos that show, I think, the field marks
> > referenced in my statement:
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687363244/in/dateposted-fam
> > ily/
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/34400133061/in/dateposted-fam
> > ily/
> >
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687364574/in/dateposted-fam
> > ily/
> >
> > Comments welcome and you all have my permission to use the photos.
> >
> > Dennis
> > West Houston
> > Harris County
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Date: 5/8/17 11:27 am
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
I was not there but was the Titmouse lady Claire Curry? She did a lot of
titmouse work mainly in N. Texas and SW. Okla.
On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 1:16 PM, Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...>
wrote:

> All -
>
> I am convinced that our field observations / field marks leading to the
> determination of "hybrid / not-hybrid" for a lot of species (ibises,
> titmice, etc.) are nothing more than guesses.
>
> At the TOS Meeting in El Paso, a woman (I cannot find her name right now)
> gave a talk about hybridization amongst the titmice (Tufted and
> Black-crested) and turned everything upside-down.
>
> Her biggest bombshell was that genetic testing showed that, more often
> than not, the titmice that "looked" like hybrids were actually most often
> cleanly one species or the other, and that most of the birds that actually
> WERE hybrids fit the visual cues for either "pure" Tufted or Black-crested.
>
> That was when I swore off using the "H-word" for similar-appearing species.
>
> I suspect that the dark ibises would show similar traits. Plus, I have
> always been leery of using soft-body-part color as a reliable indicator of
> anything - general health of a bird or diet can influence colors of beaks,
> legs, facial skin, etc. I have a dandy photo of an orange-billed and
> -legged Laughing Gull as proof of that.
>
>
> Clay Taylor
> TOS Life Member
> Calallen (Corpus Christi) TX
> <Clay.taylor...>
> 401-965-9064
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Brush Freeman
> Sent: Monday, May 8, 2017 12:59 PM
> To: <FCollins...>
> Cc: <dawgler...>; <texbirds...>
> Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
>
> ...
> 8Fred< In the paper I cited, you might look at some of the
> hybrids....There are some Glossys I doubt I could define as hybrids given
> the powder blue
> and all the other traits. Especially not from afar. I don't know how
> some of these were determined to be hybrids, but Donna said there was
> genetic testing done on similar individuals.....I countered, tongue in
> cheek basically, then how can we know that any of our GLIBs are "clean"
>
> On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 12:18 PM, Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <
> <FCollins...> wrote:
>
> > I would agree with Joseph Kennedy on this bird and would call it a
> > White-faced Ibis but know too it could possibly be a hybrid. But the
> > two ibis are usually not in high condition. Instead they are more
> > typically in fading breeding condition and hence not as clear cut as I
> > would feel comfortable identifying. People identify and post pictures
> > more often than not of birds that to me are not distinguishable. I use
> > the Plegadis option often on checklist.
> >
> > Hybrids are rare and a non-breeder in less than healthy condition
> > might have its reds turn brown or gray. That is likely a common
> > occurrence. So the most likely case would be for the most likely ibis.
> >
> > Generally if I am persistent this time of year I can find a Glossy or
> > two on the Katy Prairie if I can find many Ibis at all. They are
> > usually by themselves and usually in such good condition that their
> > identification is straight forward; pure blue face, blue legs with
> > perhaps reddish knees and a sharp thin bluish-whitish facial outline.
> >
> > Fred Collins, Director
> > Kleb Woods Nature Center
> > 20303 Draper Road, Tomball TX 77377
> > 281-357-5324
> >
> > Harris County Precinct 3
> > Steve Radack Commissioner
> > www.pct3.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: <texbirds-bounce...>
> > [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>]
> > On Behalf Of Dennis Shepler
> > Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 6:49 AM
> > To: <texbirds...>
> > Subject: [texbirds] Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
> >
> > Howdy Texbirders,
> > Glad the photo issues regarding the Plegadis Ibis at Lafitte's Cove
> > have been discussed and "resolved". Based on my observations and
> > photos, I believed that the bird in question is a hybrid
> > Glossy/White-faced Ibis. I wrote the following of the Real Texbird
> facebook site:
> > "After hearing of the sighting of a Glossy Ibis at Lafitte's Cove, I
> > went down this morning to search for the Glossy. The only dark
> > (Pelagadis spp.) ibis I found that might fit the description of a
> > Glossy Ibis is shown in the following pictures. I think this bird is a
> > hybrid Glossy/White-faced. I would appreciate comments from the
> > community. The bird pictured has what appears to be a "reddish" (not
> > dark) iris, more gray than brown in the bill and reddish in the area
> > of the tibiotarsus-tarsometatarsus joint (the "ankle"). Light plays an
> > important role in these photos and others may have photos of the
> > "Glossy" seen that indicate that there was a pure Glossy Ibis present
> > at Lafitte's. Glossy Ibis is a rare bird on the Texas coast and is
> > known to hybridize with White-faced Ibis. Thanks for your comments
> regarding the bird pictured here."
> > Here is a link to photos that show, I think, the field marks
> > referenced in my statement:
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687363244/in/dateposted-fam
> > ily/
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/34400133061/in/dateposted-fam
> > ily/
> >
> > https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687364574/in/dateposted-fam
> > ily/
> >
> > Comments welcome and you all have my permission to use the photos.
> >
> > Dennis
> > West Houston
> > Harris County
> > --
> > W. Dennis Shepler
> >
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Date: 5/8/17 11:17 am
From: Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
All -

I am convinced that our field observations / field marks leading to the determination of "hybrid / not-hybrid" for a lot of species (ibises, titmice, etc.) are nothing more than guesses.

At the TOS Meeting in El Paso, a woman (I cannot find her name right now) gave a talk about hybridization amongst the titmice (Tufted and Black-crested) and turned everything upside-down.

Her biggest bombshell was that genetic testing showed that, more often than not, the titmice that "looked" like hybrids were actually most often cleanly one species or the other, and that most of the birds that actually WERE hybrids fit the visual cues for either "pure" Tufted or Black-crested.

That was when I swore off using the "H-word" for similar-appearing species.

I suspect that the dark ibises would show similar traits. Plus, I have always been leery of using soft-body-part color as a reliable indicator of anything - general health of a bird or diet can influence colors of beaks, legs, facial skin, etc. I have a dandy photo of an orange-billed and -legged Laughing Gull as proof of that.


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-----Original Message-----
From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Brush Freeman
Sent: Monday, May 8, 2017 12:59 PM
To: <FCollins...>
Cc: <dawgler...>; <texbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid

...
8Fred< In the paper I cited, you might look at some of the hybrids....There are some Glossys I doubt I could define as hybrids given the powder blue
and all the other traits. Especially not from afar. I don't know how
some of these were determined to be hybrids, but Donna said there was genetic testing done on similar individuals.....I countered, tongue in cheek basically, then how can we know that any of our GLIBs are "clean"

On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 12:18 PM, Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) < <FCollins...> wrote:

> I would agree with Joseph Kennedy on this bird and would call it a
> White-faced Ibis but know too it could possibly be a hybrid. But the
> two ibis are usually not in high condition. Instead they are more
> typically in fading breeding condition and hence not as clear cut as I
> would feel comfortable identifying. People identify and post pictures
> more often than not of birds that to me are not distinguishable. I use
> the Plegadis option often on checklist.
>
> Hybrids are rare and a non-breeder in less than healthy condition
> might have its reds turn brown or gray. That is likely a common
> occurrence. So the most likely case would be for the most likely ibis.
>
> Generally if I am persistent this time of year I can find a Glossy or
> two on the Katy Prairie if I can find many Ibis at all. They are
> usually by themselves and usually in such good condition that their
> identification is straight forward; pure blue face, blue legs with
> perhaps reddish knees and a sharp thin bluish-whitish facial outline.
>
> Fred Collins, Director
> Kleb Woods Nature Center
> 20303 Draper Road, Tomball TX 77377
> 281-357-5324
>
> Harris County Precinct 3
> Steve Radack Commissioner
> www.pct3.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <texbirds-bounce...>
> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Dennis Shepler
> Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 6:49 AM
> To: <texbirds...>
> Subject: [texbirds] Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
>
> Howdy Texbirders,
> Glad the photo issues regarding the Plegadis Ibis at Lafitte's Cove
> have been discussed and "resolved". Based on my observations and
> photos, I believed that the bird in question is a hybrid
> Glossy/White-faced Ibis. I wrote the following of the Real Texbird facebook site:
> "After hearing of the sighting of a Glossy Ibis at Lafitte's Cove, I
> went down this morning to search for the Glossy. The only dark
> (Pelagadis spp.) ibis I found that might fit the description of a
> Glossy Ibis is shown in the following pictures. I think this bird is a
> hybrid Glossy/White-faced. I would appreciate comments from the
> community. The bird pictured has what appears to be a "reddish" (not
> dark) iris, more gray than brown in the bill and reddish in the area
> of the tibiotarsus-tarsometatarsus joint (the "ankle"). Light plays an
> important role in these photos and others may have photos of the
> "Glossy" seen that indicate that there was a pure Glossy Ibis present
> at Lafitte's. Glossy Ibis is a rare bird on the Texas coast and is
> known to hybridize with White-faced Ibis. Thanks for your comments regarding the bird pictured here."
> Here is a link to photos that show, I think, the field marks
> referenced in my statement:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687363244/in/dateposted-fam
> ily/
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/34400133061/in/dateposted-fam
> ily/
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687364574/in/dateposted-fam
> ily/
>
> Comments welcome and you all have my permission to use the photos.
>
> Dennis
> West Houston
> Harris County
> --
> W. Dennis Shepler
>
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Date: 5/8/17 11:00 am
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
...
8Fred< In the paper I cited, you might look at some of the hybrids....There
are some Glossys I doubt I could define as hybrids given the powder blue
and all the other traits. Especially not from afar. I don't know how
some of these were determined to be hybrids, but Donna said there was
genetic testing done on similar individuals.....I countered, tongue in
cheek basically, then how can we know that any of our GLIBs are "clean"

On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 12:18 PM, Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <
<FCollins...> wrote:

> I would agree with Joseph Kennedy on this bird and would call it a
> White-faced Ibis but know too it could possibly be a hybrid. But the two
> ibis are usually not in high condition. Instead they are more typically in
> fading breeding condition and hence not as clear cut as I would feel
> comfortable identifying. People identify and post pictures more often than
> not of birds that to me are not distinguishable. I use the Plegadis option
> often on checklist.
>
> Hybrids are rare and a non-breeder in less than healthy condition might
> have its reds turn brown or gray. That is likely a common occurrence. So
> the most likely case would be for the most likely ibis.
>
> Generally if I am persistent this time of year I can find a Glossy or two
> on the Katy Prairie if I can find many Ibis at all. They are usually by
> themselves and usually in such good condition that their identification is
> straight forward; pure blue face, blue legs with perhaps reddish knees and
> a sharp thin bluish-whitish facial outline.
>
> Fred Collins, Director
> Kleb Woods Nature Center
> 20303 Draper Road, Tomball TX 77377
> 281-357-5324
>
> Harris County Precinct 3
> Steve Radack Commissioner
> www.pct3.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>]
> On Behalf Of Dennis Shepler
> Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 6:49 AM
> To: <texbirds...>
> Subject: [texbirds] Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
>
> Howdy Texbirders,
> Glad the photo issues regarding the Plegadis Ibis at Lafitte's Cove have
> been discussed and "resolved". Based on my observations and photos, I
> believed that the bird in question is a hybrid Glossy/White-faced Ibis. I
> wrote the following of the Real Texbird facebook site:
> "After hearing of the sighting of a Glossy Ibis at Lafitte's Cove, I went
> down this morning to search for the Glossy. The only dark (Pelagadis spp.)
> ibis I found that might fit the description of a Glossy Ibis is shown in
> the following pictures. I think this bird is a hybrid Glossy/White-faced. I
> would appreciate comments from the community. The bird pictured has what
> appears to be a "reddish" (not dark) iris, more gray than brown in the bill
> and reddish in the area of the tibiotarsus-tarsometatarsus joint (the
> "ankle"). Light plays an important role in these photos and others may have
> photos of the "Glossy" seen that indicate that there was a pure Glossy Ibis
> present at Lafitte's. Glossy Ibis is a rare bird on the Texas coast and is
> known to hybridize with White-faced Ibis. Thanks for your comments
> regarding the bird pictured here."
> Here is a link to photos that show, I think, the field marks referenced in
> my statement:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687363244/in/dateposted-family/
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/34400133061/in/dateposted-family/
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687364574/in/dateposted-family/
>
> Comments welcome and you all have my permission to use the photos.
>
> Dennis
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> Harris County
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Date: 5/8/17 10:58 am
From: Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <FCollins...>
Subject: [texbirds] 2nd Annual Red-vented Bulbul Census
In conjunction with the Houston Audubon Society's Citizen Science Committee, Kendra Kocab and I are organizing the 2nd Annual Red-vented Bulbul Census, and we would like your help. The census will take place on Saturday, June 3rd from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM in the Heights and surrounding area. Last year's survey found 29 bulbuls, and we expect to find more this year with additional routes and an earlier start time. The birds should be actively nesting and feeding young at this time of year, making them easier to detect. We will cover the area via transects. Each person/pair will cover approximately 2 miles on foot. We would like to have participants bird in pairs (particularly, a man and a woman when possible) so as not to cause distress among people living in the Heights when strangers with binoculars start peering into their yards on a Saturday morning.
One goal is to get an idea of the size of the population by recording as many bulbuls as possible at one time. We would also like to check some gaps in the area where no bulbuls have been reported on eBird. We hope to expand the survey to other areas of the city if we get additional observers.

If you are interested in participating in the census, please let us know as soon as possible so we can determine how many transects we can cover and if we have enough participants to expand the survey area. Tell us if you already have someone to pair up with. We are looking for people who can identify bulbuls by sight and/or sound and who can be cautious and respectful while birding in a neighborhood. If there are other people who meet these requirements, please let us know so we may contact them as well.

After 9:00 AM, we will meet at BB's Caf, 701 White Oak Dr. Houston 77008 to do a countdown. They will provide us with coffee and donuts. We will contact all of those interested in participating soon with information on which transects they will be birding, how to conduct the survey, and where we will meet after.


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Date: 5/8/17 10:56 am
From: Nate McGowan <namcgowan...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
This is stupid. David, nobody cares about doing anything with your picture
other than wanting to study and remember what this specific GLIB looked
like. You're just not that important.
On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 9:51 PM, Joe and Renee Fischer <
<dmarc-noreply...> wrote:

> I have waited a little bit for many to chime in on the topic. Regardless
> of your beliefs, you should use
>
> Common Sense and Courtesy!
>
> Always best to ask and as some have mentioned that they would feel honored
> if someone wanted one of their photos. So why not ask? The person will
> likely share most of the time with the disclaimer for personal use only.
>
>
> John has it correct that once a photo is taken that the photographer has
> copyrights to the photo. That's the law regardless of whether you put a
> watermark on the photo, embed a copyright, mentioned specific rights on
> your website, etc. You can go the effort to register each photo as
> copyrighted to further strengthen your position. However, there is
> probably about 1 billion photos taken everyday so this becomes a quite
> tedious process that almost no one does. In this case, there are literally
> thousands of Glossy Ibis pics on the internet. If you are a birder, then
> you probably have several references siting on your table at home with
> pictures and sketches as well. So the need to create your own master
> file? I doubt that the individual had any bad intentions, but it is easy
> to upset or offend someone, so best to ask.
>
>
> I was not able to place my hands on a very good article on this topic
> (Thought it was in Outdoor Photographer, but must have been another
> photography publication). Here are two links to articles on the topic from
> prior Outdoor Photographer issues.
>
>
>
> https://www.outdoorphotographer.com/pro-perspectives/george-lepp/stop-
> thief/
>
> https://www.outdoorphotographer.com/photography-copyright-and-the-
> internet/
>
>
> Most individual photos are not worth much and the legal fees likely
> overwhelm the benefit of pursuing legally. However, there are a handful of
> photos that have netted north of $1million and even a few exceeding
> $10million. Only a few are lucky enough to get that once in a lifetime
> shot. If you take enough pictures and post to a public forum, you will
> have this happen to you and simply asking avoids the issue. I have had
> this happen and with a few emails had the "stolen" pictures permanently
> removed from offending website.
>
> Glad to see a good topic for discussion as we don't get too many
> interesting threads on TEXBIRDS anymore.
>
> Joe Fischer
> Friendswood, TX
> http://www.pbase.com/joe_e_fischer
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: John Godwin <k5iua...>
> To: <texbirds...>
> Sent: Sunday, May 7, 2017 9:00 PM
> Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
>
>
>
> Hello Gene
>
> According to US law as soon as a photograph is taken it is considered to
> be copyrighted. It does not matter whether it was taken with your phone
> or a camera with a 600mm lens.
>
> Even it you save an image off of the internet for personal use you would
> need the permission of the copyright holder
>
> If you copy an image without the copyright holders permission it could
> be construed as copyright infringement and that is against the law.
>
> Just because it is on the internet does not mean it is legal to copy
> unless you have the copyright holders permission.
>
> For more information look up copyright infringement.
>
>
> .On 5/7/2017 5:07 PM, Gene Majors wrote:
> > I'm not a photographer so educate me because maybe I will be some day. Is
> > it wrong, legally, ethically or morally to save an image from eBird, say,
> > for personal use?
> > On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 4:46 PM Tad Finnell <tadcipiter...> wrote:
> >
> >
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Date: 5/8/17 10:19 am
From: Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <FCollins...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
I would agree with Joseph Kennedy on this bird and would call it a White-faced Ibis but know too it could possibly be a hybrid. But the two ibis are usually not in high condition. Instead they are more typically in fading breeding condition and hence not as clear cut as I would feel comfortable identifying. People identify and post pictures more often than not of birds that to me are not distinguishable. I use the Plegadis option often on checklist.

Hybrids are rare and a non-breeder in less than healthy condition might have its reds turn brown or gray. That is likely a common occurrence. So the most likely case would be for the most likely ibis.

Generally if I am persistent this time of year I can find a Glossy or two on the Katy Prairie if I can find many Ibis at all. They are usually by themselves and usually in such good condition that their identification is straight forward; pure blue face, blue legs with perhaps reddish knees and a sharp thin bluish-whitish facial outline.

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20303 Draper Road, Tomball TX 77377
281-357-5324

Harris County Precinct 3
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From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Dennis Shepler
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2017 6:49 AM
To: <texbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid

Howdy Texbirders,
Glad the photo issues regarding the Plegadis Ibis at Lafitte's Cove have been discussed and "resolved". Based on my observations and photos, I believed that the bird in question is a hybrid Glossy/White-faced Ibis. I wrote the following of the Real Texbird facebook site:
"After hearing of the sighting of a Glossy Ibis at Lafitte's Cove, I went down this morning to search for the Glossy. The only dark (Pelagadis spp.) ibis I found that might fit the description of a Glossy Ibis is shown in the following pictures. I think this bird is a hybrid Glossy/White-faced. I would appreciate comments from the community. The bird pictured has what appears to be a "reddish" (not dark) iris, more gray than brown in the bill and reddish in the area of the tibiotarsus-tarsometatarsus joint (the "ankle"). Light plays an important role in these photos and others may have photos of the "Glossy" seen that indicate that there was a pure Glossy Ibis present at Lafitte's. Glossy Ibis is a rare bird on the Texas coast and is known to hybridize with White-faced Ibis. Thanks for your comments regarding the bird pictured here."
Here is a link to photos that show, I think, the field marks referenced in my statement:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687363244/in/dateposted-family/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/34400133061/in/dateposted-family/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687364574/in/dateposted-family/

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Date: 5/8/17 10:03 am
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Ibis hybrids, Least Grebes, WRSA etc.
.
A small number of have had a recent off grid discussion on the topic
prompted by a Trans Pecos report. While genetics have confirmed that there
is hybridization with the GLIB, the same efforts have not really been done
to detect that in WFIB so, I am thinking there are still some soft spots
where we best be careful on how we determine hybrids vs. variations. Donna
Dittman provided the link the to the really good paper James A. and Joe G.
published on these hybrids...This is a PDF and not sure if the color
images, example will come thru.
https://sora.unm.edu/sites/default/files/journals/nab/v057n01/p00136-p00139.pdf

I have been monitoring a pair of Least Grebes for months in Williamson
Co. (Cedar Park and am very happy to report that my suspicions panned out
this morning after seeing both adults and at least two tiny young with
heads popping out between the wings of one of the adults. This provides
what I am sure is a county breeding record if not a Hill County record this
far north. I will post one of my "National Geographic" images or two to
Ebird and a couple of the more obscure FB pages I use in a bit.
Had three White-rumped Sandpipers at Devine Lake this AM which are a good
find this far west and north.

Both White-crowned and Savannah Sparrows are still present here and are
photographed

Otherwise, I have always thought , for my own purposes, that after May
7, the migration has peaked and starts to wane. Still a lot of migrants to
come, but except for the sparrows and shorebirds above, the date and the
south winds seemed to have scoured out the passerine stuff this morning on
my usual spots..

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Date: 5/8/17 8:16 am
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
There have been pictures of at least 2 dark ibis pictures posted of birds
at Lafitte's. One and the oldest I saw looked like a glossy. If I saw this
bird I would say white-faced. There is lots of variation especially in the
white-faced birds, possibly age related. Some second year birds do no get
full breeding plumage perhaps due to the fact they are not breeding.
Anahuac dark ibis are deep in the nesting cycle now so lone isolated birds
could well be non-breeders and thus not showing the red face and knees.
Like a spoonbill I had last week that had the pink of a breeder but none of
the other color patches.

Back in the 1960's in Louisiana, white faced ibis were found in southwest
LA and glossy ibis in southeast LA near the mouth of the river but small
numbers of white-faced also showed up in the southeast. The glossies were
along the narrow road near venice after nesting so they were not commonly
seen in breeding plumage. The glossies started spreading in LA about the
same time they were showing up in Texas.

Not sure if hybrid works as it seems that glossy genes would be quickly
swamped in an area with really lots of white-faced. Such a hypothesis would
require glossies to prefer white-faced mates and there always be new
glossies migrating to the coast. Both species are becoming regular in Iowa
but they are segregated when numbers seen and not in mixed flocks.

The first bird I photographed with a digital camera was a glossy ibis at
shoveler pond that had been pooped on its head by other ibis. I have found
a lot fewer birds despite searching since 1994 than others report as many
"glossy" type birds seem to be within the normal range of white-faced I
learned in LA but of course that could be wrong and I am missing lots of
glossy ibis.

I have found that glossy ibis seem to not hang closely with white-faces but
when large numbers of dark ibis are at Anahuac, the glossy may be by
itself. And glossy might have duller reddish highlights in the body plumage
and seem a little greener. But the pair of species are like willow and
alder flycatchers with some birds impossible to tell.


On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 6:48 AM, Dennis Shepler <dawgler...> wrote:

> Howdy Texbirders,
> Glad the photo issues regarding the Plegadis Ibis at Lafitte's Cove have
> been discussed and "resolved". Based on my observations and photos, I
> believed that the bird in question is a hybrid Glossy/White-faced Ibis. I
> wrote the following of the Real Texbird facebook site:
> "After hearing of the sighting of a Glossy Ibis at Lafitte's Cove, I went
> down this morning to search for the Glossy. The only dark (Pelagadis spp.)
> ibis I found that might fit the description of a Glossy Ibis is shown in
> the following pictures. I think this bird is a hybrid Glossy/White-faced. I
> would appreciate comments from the community. The bird pictured has what
> appears to be a "reddish" (not dark) iris, more gray than brown in the bill
> and reddish in the area of the tibiotarsus-tarsometatarsus joint (the
> "ankle"). Light plays an important role in these photos and others may have
> photos of the "Glossy" seen that indicate that there was a pure Glossy Ibis
> present at Lafitte's. Glossy Ibis is a rare bird on the Texas coast and is
> known to hybridize with White-faced Ibis. Thanks for your comments
> regarding the bird pictured here."
> Here is a link to photos that show, I think, the field marks referenced in
> my statement:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687363244/in/dateposted-family/
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/34400133061/in/dateposted-family/
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687364574/in/dateposted-family/
>
> Comments welcome and you all have my permission to use the photos.
>
> Dennis
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> Harris County
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Date: 5/8/17 7:12 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] Study of Mourning Warbler migration song needed
Study of Mourning Warbler migration song needed--please send direct to Jay
Susan,

Did you happen to get a recording of the MOWAs? I am studying songs of migrants (see below) to better understand their migratory movements. If you hear any more or could spread the word, that would be great. A SmartPhone recording is good enough for this project.
Dr. Jay Pitocchelli

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Date: 5/8/17 7:11 am
From: Keith Arnold <kbarnold2...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Tufted Flycatcher in the high Chisos Mts in Big Bend National Park
Eric,
For my own education, what is going on in Arizona?

Keith

On Sunday, May 7, 2017, Eric Carpenter <ecarpe...> wrote:

> I got a short note from long-time Big Bend birder Mark Flippo today (7 May
> 2016):
> "had a tufted flycatcher in the Chisos today on the Boot Canyon Trail
> (between Pinnacles Pass and the old Emory Peak Trail head, bird was on east
> side of trail. Watched it for about a half hour (~1100 -1130) "
>
> Mark has photos of the bird as well. Given the current/recent records in
> Arizona, it will be interesting to see if this is related at all to what's
> going on there.
>
> --Eric
>
> Eric Carpenter
> Austin, TX
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Date: 5/8/17 4:49 am
From: Dennis Shepler <dawgler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Glossy/White-faced Ibis hybrid
Howdy Texbirders,
Glad the photo issues regarding the Plegadis Ibis at Lafitte's Cove have
been discussed and "resolved". Based on my observations and photos, I
believed that the bird in question is a hybrid Glossy/White-faced Ibis. I
wrote the following of the Real Texbird facebook site:
"After hearing of the sighting of a Glossy Ibis at Lafitte's Cove, I went
down this morning to search for the Glossy. The only dark (Pelagadis spp.)
ibis I found that might fit the description of a Glossy Ibis is shown in
the following pictures. I think this bird is a hybrid Glossy/White-faced. I
would appreciate comments from the community. The bird pictured has what
appears to be a "reddish" (not dark) iris, more gray than brown in the bill
and reddish in the area of the tibiotarsus-tarsometatarsus joint (the
"ankle"). Light plays an important role in these photos and others may have
photos of the "Glossy" seen that indicate that there was a pure Glossy Ibis
present at Lafitte's. Glossy Ibis is a rare bird on the Texas coast and is
known to hybridize with White-faced Ibis. Thanks for your comments
regarding the bird pictured here."
Here is a link to photos that show, I think, the field marks referenced in
my statement:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687363244/in/dateposted-family/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/34400133061/in/dateposted-family/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/olddawgler/33687364574/in/dateposted-family/

Comments welcome and you all have my permission to use the photos.

Dennis
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Date: 5/7/17 9:30 pm
From: Eric Carpenter <ecarpe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Tufted Flycatcher in the high Chisos Mts in Big Bend National Park
I got a short note from long-time Big Bend birder Mark Flippo today (7 May
2016):
"had a tufted flycatcher in the Chisos today on the Boot Canyon Trail
(between Pinnacles Pass and the old Emory Peak Trail head, bird was on east
side of trail. Watched it for about a half hour (~1100 -1130) "

Mark has photos of the bird as well. Given the current/recent records in
Arizona, it will be interesting to see if this is related at all to what's
going on there.

--Eric

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Date: 5/7/17 7:56 pm
From: Rex Stanford <calidris.bairdii...>
Subject: [texbirds] Shorebirds (Sunday, 05/07/17): Weaver Rd. Cameron Co.
Today (Sunday, 05/07/17) from 11:15 AM – 1:20 PM my wife (Birgit) and I
(Rex) birded the Weaver Road sod fields, starting at the north end and
birding to the end of the southmost field. Our primary objective was to
find, identify, and count the numbers of individuals of the shorebird
species found there. First listed are the shorebird species found and,
later, the non-shorebirds.
SHOREBIRD SPECIES: AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (3); KILLDEER (3; some likely
missed due to attention needed for ID and counting of other species);
BLACK-NECKED STILT (3, seen together); GREATER YELLOWLEGS (11); LESSER
YELLOWLEGS (est. 85; widespread, but common, on the fields; could be a
substantial underestimate); UPLAND SANDPIPER (1, a nice surprise);
HUDSONIAN GODWIT (1, southmost field; got documentation photos; photos
suggest a female by reduced reddish color and extraordinarily long bill);
LEAST SANDPIPER (3; probably missed some hidden by grass); WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPER (36); PECTORAL SANDPIPER (32; tended to hang out together in
small groups, generally in watery areas); BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER (25; most
in the next-to-southmost field, but several on northmost field and a few on
southmost); and WILSON’S PHALAROPE (59; northmost field yielded 51 of
these; southmost field, 8).

NONSHOREBIRD SPECIES: HORNED LARK (4; probably missed some; incl. 1
juvenile); REDWINGED BLACKBIRD (est. 20); EASTERN MEADOWLARK (1);
GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE (est. 80); TURKEY VULTURE (1).

The fields seemed well-watered, and there was considerable standing water
in some fields. Needless to say, this helped to attract the birds. One of
the fields was still being copiously watered while we were there. There
was, though, seemingly no farm work ongoing today (Sunday), and this surely
was a boon to the birds wishing to use the fields, as well as to birders.
In mid-afternoon we made a return visit to these sod fields, again birding
them north to south. Many of the species were no longer evident, and the
numbers of those present were notably reduced reduced. We have no idea why
that was the case. We did not see any raptors. Perhaps some of the birds
were well fed and took advantage of the very substantial southeast wind to
move ahead in migration.

Wishing everyone continued spring-migration birding,
Rex Stanford (Weslaco).

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Date: 5/7/17 7:52 pm
From: Joe and Renee Fischer <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender fischer13 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
I have waited a little bit for many to chime in on the topic. Regardless of your beliefs, you should use

Common Sense and Courtesy!

Always best to ask and as some have mentioned that they would feel honored if someone wanted one of their photos. So why not ask? The person will likely share most of the time with the disclaimer for personal use only.


John has it correct that once a photo is taken that the photographer has copyrights to the photo. That's the law regardless of whether you put a watermark on the photo, embed a copyright, mentioned specific rights on your website, etc. You can go the effort to register each photo as copyrighted to further strengthen your position. However, there is probably about 1 billion photos taken everyday so this becomes a quite tedious process that almost no one does. In this case, there are literally thousands of Glossy Ibis pics on the internet. If you are a birder, then you probably have several references siting on your table at home with pictures and sketches as well. So the need to create your own master file? I doubt that the individual had any bad intentions, but it is easy to upset or offend someone, so best to ask.


I was not able to place my hands on a very good article on this topic (Thought it was in Outdoor Photographer, but must have been another photography publication). Here are two links to articles on the topic from prior Outdoor Photographer issues.



https://www.outdoorphotographer.com/pro-perspectives/george-lepp/stop-thief/

https://www.outdoorphotographer.com/photography-copyright-and-the-internet/


Most individual photos are not worth much and the legal fees likely overwhelm the benefit of pursuing legally. However, there are a handful of photos that have netted north of $1million and even a few exceeding $10million. Only a few are lucky enough to get that once in a lifetime shot. If you take enough pictures and post to a public forum, you will have this happen to you and simply asking avoids the issue. I have had this happen and with a few emails had the "stolen" pictures permanently removed from offending website.

Glad to see a good topic for discussion as we don't get too many interesting threads on TEXBIRDS anymore.

Joe Fischer
Friendswood, TX
http://www.pbase.com/joe_e_fischer




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From: John Godwin <k5iua...>
To: <texbirds...>
Sent: Sunday, May 7, 2017 9:00 PM
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis



Hello Gene

According to US law as soon as a photograph is taken it is considered to
be copyrighted. It does not matter whether it was taken with your phone
or a camera with a 600mm lens.

Even it you save an image off of the internet for personal use you would
need the permission of the copyright holder

If you copy an image without the copyright holders permission it could
be construed as copyright infringement and that is against the law.

Just because it is on the internet does not mean it is legal to copy
unless you have the copyright holders permission.

For more information look up copyright infringement.


.On 5/7/2017 5:07 PM, Gene Majors wrote:
> I'm not a photographer so educate me because maybe I will be some day. Is
> it wrong, legally, ethically or morally to save an image from eBird, say,
> for personal use?
> On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 4:46 PM Tad Finnell <tadcipiter...> wrote:
>
>

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Date: 5/7/17 7:26 pm
From: Jim Peterson <texasbirdimages...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
For the record...
Regarding images... I have over 12,000 images on the texasbirdimages.com
website.

I ask permission of everyone and every image. In 4 years and now with over
600 photographers, I have had a grand total of ONE person deny permission
to use as part of the archive. People are quite generous when asked.

Jim Peterson

On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 9:15 PM, Paul and Georgean Kyle <dwa...>
wrote:

> John is correct. One does not need to claim copyright on an image - it is
> automatic.
>
> We have had similar theft of our own images of Chimney Swifts. These
> images
> are precious to us. We rely on user fees to help fund the maintenance of
> our web site (www.Chimney Swifts.org), and to finance our educational and
> conservation efforts. Our images are some of the few marketable
> commodities we have at our disposal.
>
> For anyone to think that using someone else's images without permission is
> "a compliment" is myopic at best and criminal at worst.
>
> Take your own photos or ask permission to use those of others, and then
> accept the photographer's response.
>
> Sincerely,
>
>
>
>
> Paul and Georgean Kyle
>
> Project Directors
> Chimney Swift Conservation Association
> www.ChimneySwifts.org
>
> Sanctuary Stewards
> Travis Audubon's Chaetura Canyon Sanctuary
> www.TravisAudubon.org
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Godwin
> Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2017 8:59 PM
> To: <texbirds...>
> Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
>
> Hello Gene
>
> According to US law as soon as a photograph is taken it is considered to
> be copyrighted. It does not matter whether it was taken with your phone
> or a camera with a 600mm lens.
>
> Even it you save an image off of the internet for personal use you would
> need the permission of the copyright holder
>
> If you copy an image without the copyright holders permission it could
> be construed as copyright infringement and that is against the law.
>
> Just because it is on the internet does not mean it is legal to copy
> unless you have the copyright holders permission.
>
> For more information look up copyright infringement.
>
> .On 5/7/2017 5:07 PM, Gene Majors wrote:
> > I'm not a photographer so educate me because maybe I will be some day. Is
> > it wrong, legally, ethically or morally to save an image from eBird, say,
> > for personal use?
> > On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 4:46 PM Tad Finnell <tadcipiter...> wrote:
> >
> >
>
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--
If the photographer is granting permission for use, please include the
photographer's full name, the date, and the county in which the image was
taken. Texasbirdimages generally does not to crop any images, but some
exceptions are made. All images will be "optimized" for web viewing in
order to reduce the byte size. See the "Terms and Conditions" at the
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Date: 5/7/17 7:16 pm
From: Paul and Georgean Kyle <dwa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
John is correct. One does not need to claim copyright on an image - it is
automatic.

We have had similar theft of our own images of Chimney Swifts. These images
are precious to us. We rely on user fees to help fund the maintenance of
our web site (www.Chimney Swifts.org), and to finance our educational and
conservation efforts. Our images are some of the few marketable
commodities we have at our disposal.

For anyone to think that using someone else's images without permission is
"a compliment" is myopic at best and criminal at worst.

Take your own photos or ask permission to use those of others, and then
accept the photographer's response.

Sincerely,




Paul and Georgean Kyle

Project Directors
Chimney Swift Conservation Association
www.ChimneySwifts.org

Sanctuary Stewards
Travis Audubon's Chaetura Canyon Sanctuary
www.TravisAudubon.org
-----Original Message-----
From: John Godwin
Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2017 8:59 PM
To: <texbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis

Hello Gene

According to US law as soon as a photograph is taken it is considered to
be copyrighted. It does not matter whether it was taken with your phone
or a camera with a 600mm lens.

Even it you save an image off of the internet for personal use you would
need the permission of the copyright holder

If you copy an image without the copyright holders permission it could
be construed as copyright infringement and that is against the law.

Just because it is on the internet does not mean it is legal to copy
unless you have the copyright holders permission.

For more information look up copyright infringement.

.On 5/7/2017 5:07 PM, Gene Majors wrote:
> I'm not a photographer so educate me because maybe I will be some day. Is
> it wrong, legally, ethically or morally to save an image from eBird, say,
> for personal use?
> On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 4:46 PM Tad Finnell <tadcipiter...> wrote:
>
>

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Date: 5/7/17 7:08 pm
From: Terry Woodward <woodwardtr...>
Subject: [texbirds] Theft of Photos
Good Evening,
Not that it matters much, but when ever someone 'borrows' one of my photos I rather take it as a compliment. We put them on the web for others to see and hopefully admire our prowess. I strikes me as only natural that someone would want to take a copy if they like what they see. I'm happy for anyone to use or copy my photos, it doesn't happen often, so perhaps mine aren't very good.

Terry Woodward
Katy
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Date: 5/7/17 6:59 pm
From: John Godwin <k5iua...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
Hello Gene

According to US law as soon as a photograph is taken it is considered to
be copyrighted. It does not matter whether it was taken with your phone
or a camera with a 600mm lens.

Even it you save an image off of the internet for personal use you would
need the permission of the copyright holder

If you copy an image without the copyright holders permission it could
be construed as copyright infringement and that is against the law.

Just because it is on the internet does not mean it is legal to copy
unless you have the copyright holders permission.

For more information look up copyright infringement.

.On 5/7/2017 5:07 PM, Gene Majors wrote:
> I'm not a photographer so educate me because maybe I will be some day. Is
> it wrong, legally, ethically or morally to save an image from eBird, say,
> for personal use?
> On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 4:46 PM Tad Finnell <tadcipiter...> wrote:
>
>

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Date: 5/7/17 6:54 pm
From: Dennis Cooke <denniscooke...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
To ALL:

Well I have been busy this afternoon with my grandkids and just joining the
conversation.
I am Dennis Cooke, live in Dickinson Texas, a business man for 36 years in
good ol' Dickinson American.
I can now had to my obit/resume: "thief of a photo on the internet". Wow.

Never had someone ream me out in such "a public arena" for what I thought
would come across
as a complement to a photographer for a beautiful photo when I told David
today that I captured his photo
for future reference in my bird log/field notes of the glossy ibis at
Lafitte and I also told David that a
number of us agree with his id of this bird as glossy and to stand steadfast
on his id.
And while we are at "confession", yes if I use someone's photograph for my
personal field notes I
always note the photographer in my field notes. Many of you that I know
personally: I have used some
of your photographs for reference in my personal files, however never using
them on my Flickr site without reference and permission.

So maybe David can contact me outside TexBirds and we can go to lunch
someday soon. We only live a few miles apart.
Otherwise, just call me 'Thief of photos Dennis' when you see me 'out there'
on the birding trail. I've been called worse.

Let's go to lunch David!

Dennis Cooke
contact: <denniscooke...>
Dickinson


--------------------------------------------------
From: "Joseph Kennedy" <josephkennedy36...>
Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2017 6:32 PM
To: "Jim Sinclair" <jim.sinclair...>
Cc: <genemajors...>; "Tad Finnell" <tadcipiter...>; "texbirds"
<texbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis

> Actually it is not wrong to save a picture to your computer that you find
> anywhere on the internet.
> Just like it is not a crime to record a tv show and keep it on your
> computer. Or make a copy of your childs dvd so you do not have a copy when
> the child breaks the original.
>
> It is a crime to sell that picture to others and depending on the terms of
> the website and the picture taker, it may violate copyright law to sell or
> provide the picture to others.
>
> Many people keep good pictures from the professional birding sites, ebird,
> texbirds and other places as they have them off line. I used to have lots
> for reference as internet connections and speeds were not what they are
> today and Comcast was often down. Have not done that for years as 240mps
> speed and places like xeno-canto and cornell make it instant to get
> pictures or calls. And if Comcast goes down my phone and tablet do the
> same.
>
> But keeping a picture for personal use is not a crime or misdemeanor. Not
> even wrong as everybody does it in some form or other. Some people save
> texbird messages rather than rely on the search capabilities of the site.
> The motion picture studios, record companies, magazines etc have lost the
> case for you long ago. They still moan but others use the net and do well.
>
> Just remember that if you look at a picture on your computer it is already
> downloaded. Right click and it is saved. Once upon a time I was told I
> could sell pictures and pbase even worked on a way to sell high resolution
> copies of low-rez pictures normally posted. But if you can examine a high
> rez picture to see if you want to buy it, it is already downloaded without
> paying. Pbase gave up. I did check another site to see if a warbler
> picture
> could sell and found over 900 pictures of that warbler for sale on that
> one
> site and there are many sites.
>
> The best thing to do is to feel honored that someone wanted to download
> and
> keep your picture as a memory of their great day on the texas coast. And
> your picture will help make that a long term memory that will be even
> better next December.
>
>
> On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 5:30 PM, Jim Sinclair <jim.sinclair...>
> wrote:
>
>> No, it is not wrong to save any image from anywhere for personal use.
>> On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 5:07 PM, Gene Majors <genemajors...> wrote:
>>
>> > I'm not a photographer so educate me because maybe I will be some day.
>> > Is
>> > it wrong, legally, ethically or morally to save an image from eBird,
>> > say,
>> > for personal use?
>> > On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 4:46 PM Tad Finnell <tadcipiter...>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> > > On 5/7/2017 2:57 PM, David McDonald wrote:
>> > > > Hi texbirders,
>> > > > Today while I was waiting with another couple on the boardwalk for
>> the
>> > > > Glossy Ibis to show up, another photographer walked up to us and
>> asked
>> > if
>> > > > we had seen it.
>> > > >
>> > > > He then proceeded to tell us that someone had posted some excellent
>> > > photos
>> > > > of the bird on Texbirds yesterday and he got them by email. He then
>> > said
>> > > > that he had downloaded the photo to put in 'his master file' as the
>> > photo
>> > > > was better then he had managed to get.
>> > > >
>> > > > I then told him I was the person who took the photos and he didn't
>> ask
>> > if
>> > > > he could use it or apologize for stealing my photos. I had waited
>> > > > 45
>> > > > minutes on the bird to get these photos and he just steals them
>> > > >
>> > > > My friends knew him vaguely and I have seen him at LaFitte's
>> > > > multiple
>> > > times
>> > > > this spring. My friends said his name was Dennis, but they did not
>> know
>> > > his
>> > > > surname.
>> > > >
>> > > > Well I wonder how many other photographers Dennis has stolen photos
>> > from,
>> > > > for 'his master file' as they were better than his.
>> > > >
>> > > > Dennis this is theft of intellectual property and unethical. Take
>> your
>> > > own
>> > > > freaking photos and don't steal from others.
>> > > >
>> > > > I am happy to post my pics on Texbirds for everyone's enjoyment and
>> > > > education. I also donate them for non-profits or educational use if
>> > > asked.
>> > > > But this is the first time I have known about blatant theft of my
>> > > pictures
>> > > > and he did it without remorse.
>> > > >
>> > > > David McDonald
>> > > > Friendswood Texas
>> > > >
>> > > >
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>> > > >
>> > > I think Dennis Shepler quietly made a good point. As a birder who has
>> > > covered Quintana and Lafitte's extensively
>> > > during migration, I know for a fact that there are several Dennis'
>> > > carrying cameras around, and I would be
>> > > annoyed thinking others would believe me to be the person of whom you
>> > > refer. Most photographers I know
>> > > who have your concerns put their names on their photos when they put
>> > > them in a public format as you
>> > > did, or just don't share them at all.
>> > > Tad Finnell
>> > > Lake Jackson
>> > >
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>>
>> --
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>> TOS Life Member
>> Kingsville, TX
>>
>> "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of
>> thinking we were at when we created them." - Albert Einstein
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Date: 5/7/17 6:27 pm
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
And one last comment. You can copyright your pictures. Most photo sites
actually provide copyright coverage as part of their terms and conditions.
You can add a notice through your camera or computer software in the
picture information or on your website. A few people put a great big c in
the middle of the picture so no one really wants to look.
All is well except what do you do if someone does copy it and you find your
picture on surfbirds with someone else's name on it. You can post a note to
that person and complain that he is unethical but since he is actually
unethical the name will not hurt. Can't sue as the picture is only worth at
best $10. But if it shows up in a book and you have a copyright, then there
is a possibility of action but any tiny reward would be far offset by the
cost in dollars and time to get the reward.

Ask the music industry how well they are protecting the intellectual
property of songs that they cannot really keep off youtube. Taylor Swift is
one of the few people who is able to police her intellectual property but
the answer is to keep it entirely off the internet.

At least as of now, property rights do not really exist if you keep a
public persona with any property.


On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 2:57 PM, David McDonald <dkmmdpa...> wrote:

> Hi texbirders,
> Today while I was waiting with another couple on the boardwalk for the
> Glossy Ibis to show up, another photographer walked up to us and asked if
> we had seen it.
>
> He then proceeded to tell us that someone had posted some excellent photos
> of the bird on Texbirds yesterday and he got them by email. He then said
> that he had downloaded the photo to put in 'his master file' as the photo
> was better then he had managed to get.
>
> I then told him I was the person who took the photos and he didn't ask if
> he could use it or apologize for stealing my photos. I had waited 45
> minutes on the bird to get these photos and he just steals them
>
> My friends knew him vaguely and I have seen him at LaFitte's multiple times
> this spring. My friends said his name was Dennis, but they did not know his
> surname.
>
> Well I wonder how many other photographers Dennis has stolen photos from,
> for 'his master file' as they were better than his.
>
> Dennis this is theft of intellectual property and unethical. Take your own
> freaking photos and don't steal from others.
>
> I am happy to post my pics on Texbirds for everyone's enjoyment and
> education. I also donate them for non-profits or educational use if asked.
> But this is the first time I have known about blatant theft of my pictures
> and he did it without remorse.
>
> David McDonald
> Friendswood Texas
>
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Date: 5/7/17 5:26 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] May 7, 2017--W.Tanager, Hutton's Vireo, Ovenbird, Hooded @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
May 7, 2017--W.Tanager, Hutton's Vireo, Ovenbird, Hooded @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary

Condensed composite--need observers for tomorrow--email from contact at warblerwoods.org
Great visitors

Warbler Woods
May 7, 2017
9:00 AM
Stationary
410 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Warbler Pond --Western Tanager photographed, hooded in parking area
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.0 Build 133

2 Black Vulture
4 Turkey Vulture
2 Red-shouldered Hawk
2 Common Ground-Dove
7 White-winged Dove
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1 Chuck-will's-widow
5 Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird
2 Great Crested Flycatcher
5 White-eyed Vireo
2 Hutton's Vireo -- One calling tu-wee and another seen with purple legs, vireo beak, slower than a kinglet
2 Blue-headed Vireo
3 Carolina Chickadee
13 Black-crested Titmouse
5 Carolina Wren
2 Gray Catbird
1 Ovenbird
1 Tennessee Warbler
3 Nashville Warbler
1 Mourning Warbler
1 Hooded Warbler
3 Summer Tanager
11 Northern Cardinal
7 House Finch
6 Lesser Goldfinch
2 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 26


Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
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Date: 5/7/17 5:07 pm
From: Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Unidentified Warblers at Quintana Xeriscape Park
Look at the leg color--I didn't see the original, but you can get a lot of clues from this one clue
Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
Life member TOS, SAAS, TAS

> On May 7, 2017, at 6:30 PM, Terry Woodward <woodwardtr...> wrote:
>
> Many thanks to all that replied to my request for ID assistance. In total
> I received about 40 replies, it's gratifying to know that there are so many
> helpful people out there in email land.
> The final results are in:
>
> In first place in Album #1 is Warbling Vireo with honorable mentions for
> Philadelphia Vireo and Tennessee Warbler
>
> In first place for Album #2 is Common Yellowthroat with honorable mentions
> for Nashville Warbler
>
> Many thanks once again not least for the fact that the Warbling Vireo is a
> lifer, though I feel a little like a cheat for not recognizing it myself.
>
> Best Regards
>
> Terry Woodward
> Katy
>
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Date: 5/7/17 5:05 pm
From: Keith Arnold <kbarnold2...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
All -
Jim and Gene are correct...to a point, but if you post it as your work
[that is, without giving credit to the person who photographed it], then
you may have a problem. To the photographer: if you to prevent anyone from
using your work as their own or for profit, then you can copy right the
photos.

Keith Arnold

On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 6:32 PM, Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
wrote:

> Actually it is not wrong to save a picture to your computer that you find
> anywhere on the internet.
> Just like it is not a crime to record a tv show and keep it on your
> computer. Or make a copy of your childs dvd so you do not have a copy when
> the child breaks the original.
>
> It is a crime to sell that picture to others and depending on the terms of
> the website and the picture taker, it may violate copyright law to sell or
> provide the picture to others.
>
> Many people keep good pictures from the professional birding sites, ebird,
> texbirds and other places as they have them off line. I used to have lots
> for reference as internet connections and speeds were not what they are
> today and Comcast was often down. Have not done that for years as 240mps
> speed and places like xeno-canto and cornell make it instant to get
> pictures or calls. And if Comcast goes down my phone and tablet do the
> same.
>
> But keeping a picture for personal use is not a crime or misdemeanor. Not
> even wrong as everybody does it in some form or other. Some people save
> texbird messages rather than rely on the search capabilities of the site.
> The motion picture studios, record companies, magazines etc have lost the
> case for you long ago. They still moan but others use the net and do well.
>
> Just remember that if you look at a picture on your computer it is already
> downloaded. Right click and it is saved. Once upon a time I was told I
> could sell pictures and pbase even worked on a way to sell high resolution
> copies of low-rez pictures normally posted. But if you can examine a high
> rez picture to see if you want to buy it, it is already downloaded without
> paying. Pbase gave up. I did check another site to see if a warbler picture
> could sell and found over 900 pictures of that warbler for sale on that one
> site and there are many sites.
>
> The best thing to do is to feel honored that someone wanted to download and
> keep your picture as a memory of their great day on the texas coast. And
> your picture will help make that a long term memory that will be even
> better next December.
>
>
> On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 5:30 PM, Jim Sinclair <jim.sinclair...>
> wrote:
>
> > No, it is not wrong to save any image from anywhere for personal use.
> > On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 5:07 PM, Gene Majors <genemajors...>
> wrote:
> >
> > > I'm not a photographer so educate me because maybe I will be some day.
> Is
> > > it wrong, legally, ethically or morally to save an image from eBird,
> say,
> > > for personal use?
> > > On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 4:46 PM Tad Finnell <tadcipiter...>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > > On 5/7/2017 2:57 PM, David McDonald wrote:
> > > > > Hi texbirders,
> > > > > Today while I was waiting with another couple on the boardwalk for
> > the
> > > > > Glossy Ibis to show up, another photographer walked up to us and
> > asked
> > > if
> > > > > we had seen it.
> > > > >
> > > > > He then proceeded to tell us that someone had posted some excellent
> > > > photos
> > > > > of the bird on Texbirds yesterday and he got them by email. He then
> > > said
> > > > > that he had downloaded the photo to put in 'his master file' as the
> > > photo
> > > > > was better then he had managed to get.
> > > > >
> > > > > I then told him I was the person who took the photos and he didn't
> > ask
> > > if
> > > > > he could use it or apologize for stealing my photos. I had waited
> 45
> > > > > minutes on the bird to get these photos and he just steals them
> > > > >
> > > > > My friends knew him vaguely and I have seen him at LaFitte's
> multiple
> > > > times
> > > > > this spring. My friends said his name was Dennis, but they did not
> > know
> > > > his
> > > > > surname.
> > > > >
> > > > > Well I wonder how many other photographers Dennis has stolen photos
> > > from,
> > > > > for 'his master file' as they were better than his.
> > > > >
> > > > > Dennis this is theft of intellectual property and unethical. Take
> > your
> > > > own
> > > > > freaking photos and don't steal from others.
> > > > >
> > > > > I am happy to post my pics on Texbirds for everyone's enjoyment and
> > > > > education. I also donate them for non-profits or educational use if
> > > > asked.
> > > > > But this is the first time I have known about blatant theft of my
> > > > pictures
> > > > > and he did it without remorse.
> > > > >
> > > > > David McDonald
> > > > > Friendswood Texas
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > 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
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > I think Dennis Shepler quietly made a good point. As a birder who has
> > > > covered Quintana and Lafitte's extensively
> > > > during migration, I know for a fact that there are several Dennis'
> > > > carrying cameras around, and I would be
> > > > annoyed thinking others would believe me to be the person of whom you
> > > > refer. Most photographers I know
> > > > who have your concerns put their names on their photos when they put
> > > > them in a public format as you
> > > > did, or just don't share them at all.
> > > > Tad Finnell
> > > > Lake Jackson
> > > >
> > > > Edit your Freelists account settings for TEXBIRDS at
> > > > http://www.freelists.org/list/texbirds
> > > >
> > > > Reposting of traffic from TEXBIRDS is prohibited without seeking
> > > permission
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> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
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> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Jim Sinclair (TX-ESA)
> > TOS Life Member
> > Kingsville, TX
> >
> > "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of
> > thinking we were at when we created them." - Albert Einstein
> >
> >
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> >
> >
>
>
> --
> Joseph C. Kennedy
> on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
> <Josephkennedy36...>
>
>
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Date: 5/7/17 4:42 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Cameron County Birdathon
Hi, all!


Yesterday I did a Birdathon in Cameron County to encourage giving to help
send our kids to Church Camp; wound up with 147 species (maybe 148,
depending on some feedback. :))! A few pictures are on my Facebook page:



https://www.facebook.com/marybeth.stowe



Bird List:



Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis

Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor

Mottled Duck Anas fulvigula

Blue-winged Teal Anas discors

Plain Chachalaca Ortalis vetula

Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus

Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus

Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus

Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis

Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Great Egret Ardea alba

Snowy Egret Egretta thula

Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea

Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor

Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens

Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis

Green Heron Butorides virescens

Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea

White Ibis Eudocimus albus

White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi

Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

White-tailed Hawk Geranoaetus albicaudatus

Gray Hawk Buteo plagiatus

King Rail Rallus elegans

Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata

American Coot Fulica americana

Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus

American Avocet Recurvirostra americana

American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus

Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola

American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica

Wilson's Plover Charadrius wilsonia

Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca

Willet Tringa semipalmata

Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes

Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus

Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus

Sanderling Calidris alba

Dunlin Calidris alpina

Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii

Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla

White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis

Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus

Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus

Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor

Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis

Least Tern Sternula antillarum

Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica

Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri

Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus

Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis

Black Skimmer Rynchops niger

Rock Pigeon Columba livia

Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto

White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica

Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina

White-tipped Dove Leptotila verreauxi

Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio

Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis

Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor

Common Pauraque Nyctidromus albicollis

Chuck-will's-widow Antrostomus carolinensis

Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris

Buff-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia yucatanensis

Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana

Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway

Aplomado Falcon Falco femoralis

Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi

Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens

Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens

Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus

Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus

Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus

Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus

Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii

Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus

Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus

White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus

Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus

Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus

Green Jay Cyanocorax yncas

Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris

Purple Martin Progne subis

Bank Swallow Riparia riparia

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva

Black-crested Titmouse Baeolophus atricristatus

Verdin Auriparus flaviceps

Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus

Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea

Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus

Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus

Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina

Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis

Long-billed Thrasher Toxostoma longirostre

Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla

Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia

Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina

Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla

Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas

American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla

Northern Parula Setophaga americana

Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia

Bay-breasted Warbler Setophaga castanea

Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia

Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens

Olive Sparrow Arremonops rufivirgatus

Cassin's Sparrow Peucaea cassinii

Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus

Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis

Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii

Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea

Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus

Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea

Lazuli Bunting Passerina amoena

Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea

Painted Bunting Passerina ciris

Dickcissel Spiza americana

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna

Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus

Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus

Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius

Hooded Oriole Icterus cucullatus

Altamira Oriole Icterus gularis

Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria

House Sparrow Passer domesticus



147 SPECIES



Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

www.miriameaglemon.com <http://www.miriameaglemon.com>





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Date: 5/7/17 4:32 pm
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
Actually it is not wrong to save a picture to your computer that you find
anywhere on the internet.
Just like it is not a crime to record a tv show and keep it on your
computer. Or make a copy of your childs dvd so you do not have a copy when
the child breaks the original.

It is a crime to sell that picture to others and depending on the terms of
the website and the picture taker, it may violate copyright law to sell or
provide the picture to others.

Many people keep good pictures from the professional birding sites, ebird,
texbirds and other places as they have them off line. I used to have lots
for reference as internet connections and speeds were not what they are
today and Comcast was often down. Have not done that for years as 240mps
speed and places like xeno-canto and cornell make it instant to get
pictures or calls. And if Comcast goes down my phone and tablet do the same.

But keeping a picture for personal use is not a crime or misdemeanor. Not
even wrong as everybody does it in some form or other. Some people save
texbird messages rather than rely on the search capabilities of the site.
The motion picture studios, record companies, magazines etc have lost the
case for you long ago. They still moan but others use the net and do well.

Just remember that if you look at a picture on your computer it is already
downloaded. Right click and it is saved. Once upon a time I was told I
could sell pictures and pbase even worked on a way to sell high resolution
copies of low-rez pictures normally posted. But if you can examine a high
rez picture to see if you want to buy it, it is already downloaded without
paying. Pbase gave up. I did check another site to see if a warbler picture
could sell and found over 900 pictures of that warbler for sale on that one
site and there are many sites.

The best thing to do is to feel honored that someone wanted to download and
keep your picture as a memory of their great day on the texas coast. And
your picture will help make that a long term memory that will be even
better next December.


On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 5:30 PM, Jim Sinclair <jim.sinclair...> wrote:

> No, it is not wrong to save any image from anywhere for personal use.
> On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 5:07 PM, Gene Majors <genemajors...> wrote:
>
> > I'm not a photographer so educate me because maybe I will be some day. Is
> > it wrong, legally, ethically or morally to save an image from eBird, say,
> > for personal use?
> > On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 4:46 PM Tad Finnell <tadcipiter...> wrote:
> >
> > > On 5/7/2017 2:57 PM, David McDonald wrote:
> > > > Hi texbirders,
> > > > Today while I was waiting with another couple on the boardwalk for
> the
> > > > Glossy Ibis to show up, another photographer walked up to us and
> asked
> > if
> > > > we had seen it.
> > > >
> > > > He then proceeded to tell us that someone had posted some excellent
> > > photos
> > > > of the bird on Texbirds yesterday and he got them by email. He then
> > said
> > > > that he had downloaded the photo to put in 'his master file' as the
> > photo
> > > > was better then he had managed to get.
> > > >
> > > > I then told him I was the person who took the photos and he didn't
> ask
> > if
> > > > he could use it or apologize for stealing my photos. I had waited 45
> > > > minutes on the bird to get these photos and he just steals them
> > > >
> > > > My friends knew him vaguely and I have seen him at LaFitte's multiple
> > > times
> > > > this spring. My friends said his name was Dennis, but they did not
> know
> > > his
> > > > surname.
> > > >
> > > > Well I wonder how many other photographers Dennis has stolen photos
> > from,
> > > > for 'his master file' as they were better than his.
> > > >
> > > > Dennis this is theft of intellectual property and unethical. Take
> your
> > > own
> > > > freaking photos and don't steal from others.
> > > >
> > > > I am happy to post my pics on Texbirds for everyone's enjoyment and
> > > > education. I also donate them for non-profits or educational use if
> > > asked.
> > > > But this is the first time I have known about blatant theft of my
> > > pictures
> > > > and he did it without remorse.
> > > >
> > > > David McDonald
> > > > Friendswood Texas
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > 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
> > > >
> > > >
> > > I think Dennis Shepler quietly made a good point. As a birder who has
> > > covered Quintana and Lafitte's extensively
> > > during migration, I know for a fact that there are several Dennis'
> > > carrying cameras around, and I would be
> > > annoyed thinking others would believe me to be the person of whom you
> > > refer. Most photographers I know
> > > who have your concerns put their names on their photos when they put
> > > them in a public format as you
> > > did, or just don't share them at all.
> > > Tad Finnell
> > > Lake Jackson
> > >
> > > 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
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > 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
> >
> >
> >
>
>
> --
> Jim Sinclair (TX-ESA)
> TOS Life Member
> Kingsville, TX
>
> "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of
> thinking we were at when we created them." - Albert Einstein
>
>
> Edit your Freelists account settings for TEXBIRDS at
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Date: 5/7/17 4:31 pm
From: Terry Woodward <woodwardtr...>
Subject: [texbirds] Unidentified Warblers at Quintana Xeriscape Park
Many thanks to all that replied to my request for ID assistance. In total
I received about 40 replies, it's gratifying to know that there are so many
helpful people out there in email land.
The final results are in:

In first place in Album #1 is Warbling Vireo with honorable mentions for
Philadelphia Vireo and Tennessee Warbler

In first place for Album #2 is Common Yellowthroat with honorable mentions
for Nashville Warbler

Many thanks once again not least for the fact that the Warbling Vireo is a
lifer, though I feel a little like a cheat for not recognizing it myself.

Best Regards

Terry Woodward
Katy


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Date: 5/7/17 3:31 pm
From: Jim Sinclair <jim.sinclair...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
No, it is not wrong to save any image from anywhere for personal use.
On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 5:07 PM, Gene Majors <genemajors...> wrote:

> I'm not a photographer so educate me because maybe I will be some day. Is
> it wrong, legally, ethically or morally to save an image from eBird, say,
> for personal use?
> On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 4:46 PM Tad Finnell <tadcipiter...> wrote:
>
> > On 5/7/2017 2:57 PM, David McDonald wrote:
> > > Hi texbirders,
> > > Today while I was waiting with another couple on the boardwalk for the
> > > Glossy Ibis to show up, another photographer walked up to us and asked
> if
> > > we had seen it.
> > >
> > > He then proceeded to tell us that someone had posted some excellent
> > photos
> > > of the bird on Texbirds yesterday and he got them by email. He then
> said
> > > that he had downloaded the photo to put in 'his master file' as the
> photo
> > > was better then he had managed to get.
> > >
> > > I then told him I was the person who took the photos and he didn't ask
> if
> > > he could use it or apologize for stealing my photos. I had waited 45
> > > minutes on the bird to get these photos and he just steals them
> > >
> > > My friends knew him vaguely and I have seen him at LaFitte's multiple
> > times
> > > this spring. My friends said his name was Dennis, but they did not know
> > his
> > > surname.
> > >
> > > Well I wonder how many other photographers Dennis has stolen photos
> from,
> > > for 'his master file' as they were better than his.
> > >
> > > Dennis this is theft of intellectual property and unethical. Take your
> > own
> > > freaking photos and don't steal from others.
> > >
> > > I am happy to post my pics on Texbirds for everyone's enjoyment and
> > > education. I also donate them for non-profits or educational use if
> > asked.
> > > But this is the first time I have known about blatant theft of my
> > pictures
> > > and he did it without remorse.
> > >
> > > David McDonald
> > > Friendswood Texas
> > >
> > >
> > > 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
> > >
> > >
> > I think Dennis Shepler quietly made a good point. As a birder who has
> > covered Quintana and Lafitte's extensively
> > during migration, I know for a fact that there are several Dennis'
> > carrying cameras around, and I would be
> > annoyed thinking others would believe me to be the person of whom you
> > refer. Most photographers I know
> > who have your concerns put their names on their photos when they put
> > them in a public format as you
> > did, or just don't share them at all.
> > Tad Finnell
> > Lake Jackson
> >
> > 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
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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>


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TOS Life Member
Kingsville, TX

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Date: 5/7/17 3:08 pm
From: Gene Majors <genemajors...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
I'm not a photographer so educate me because maybe I will be some day. Is
it wrong, legally, ethically or morally to save an image from eBird, say,
for personal use?
On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 4:46 PM Tad Finnell <tadcipiter...> wrote:

> On 5/7/2017 2:57 PM, David McDonald wrote:
> > Hi texbirders,
> > Today while I was waiting with another couple on the boardwalk for the
> > Glossy Ibis to show up, another photographer walked up to us and asked if
> > we had seen it.
> >
> > He then proceeded to tell us that someone had posted some excellent
> photos
> > of the bird on Texbirds yesterday and he got them by email. He then said
> > that he had downloaded the photo to put in 'his master file' as the photo
> > was better then he had managed to get.
> >
> > I then told him I was the person who took the photos and he didn't ask if
> > he could use it or apologize for stealing my photos. I had waited 45
> > minutes on the bird to get these photos and he just steals them
> >
> > My friends knew him vaguely and I have seen him at LaFitte's multiple
> times
> > this spring. My friends said his name was Dennis, but they did not know
> his
> > surname.
> >
> > Well I wonder how many other photographers Dennis has stolen photos from,
> > for 'his master file' as they were better than his.
> >
> > Dennis this is theft of intellectual property and unethical. Take your
> own
> > freaking photos and don't steal from others.
> >
> > I am happy to post my pics on Texbirds for everyone's enjoyment and
> > education. I also donate them for non-profits or educational use if
> asked.
> > But this is the first time I have known about blatant theft of my
> pictures
> > and he did it without remorse.
> >
> > David McDonald
> > Friendswood Texas
> >
> >
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> I think Dennis Shepler quietly made a good point. As a birder who has
> covered Quintana and Lafitte's extensively
> during migration, I know for a fact that there are several Dennis'
> carrying cameras around, and I would be
> annoyed thinking others would believe me to be the person of whom you
> refer. Most photographers I know
> who have your concerns put their names on their photos when they put
> them in a public format as you
> did, or just don't share them at all.
> Tad Finnell
> Lake Jackson
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Date: 5/7/17 2:46 pm
From: Tad Finnell <tadcipiter...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
On 5/7/2017 2:57 PM, David McDonald wrote:
> Hi texbirders,
> Today while I was waiting with another couple on the boardwalk for the
> Glossy Ibis to show up, another photographer walked up to us and asked if
> we had seen it.
>
> He then proceeded to tell us that someone had posted some excellent photos
> of the bird on Texbirds yesterday and he got them by email. He then said
> that he had downloaded the photo to put in 'his master file' as the photo
> was better then he had managed to get.
>
> I then told him I was the person who took the photos and he didn't ask if
> he could use it or apologize for stealing my photos. I had waited 45
> minutes on the bird to get these photos and he just steals them
>
> My friends knew him vaguely and I have seen him at LaFitte's multiple times
> this spring. My friends said his name was Dennis, but they did not know his
> surname.
>
> Well I wonder how many other photographers Dennis has stolen photos from,
> for 'his master file' as they were better than his.
>
> Dennis this is theft of intellectual property and unethical. Take your own
> freaking photos and don't steal from others.
>
> I am happy to post my pics on Texbirds for everyone's enjoyment and
> education. I also donate them for non-profits or educational use if asked.
> But this is the first time I have known about blatant theft of my pictures
> and he did it without remorse.
>
> David McDonald
> Friendswood Texas
>
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I think Dennis Shepler quietly made a good point. As a birder who has
covered Quintana and Lafitte's extensively
during migration, I know for a fact that there are several Dennis'
carrying cameras around, and I would be
annoyed thinking others would believe me to be the person of whom you
refer. Most photographers I know
who have your concerns put their names on their photos when they put
them in a public format as you
did, or just don't share them at all.
Tad Finnell
Lake Jackson

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Date: 5/7/17 2:22 pm
From: Dennis Shepler <dawgler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Theft of photos by Dennis
Well, it sure wasn't this Dennis. I took my photos this morning.
Thanks
DENNIS SHEPLER
On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 2:57 PM, David McDonald <dkmmdpa...> wrote:

> Hi texbirders,
> Today while I was waiting with another couple on the boardwalk for the
> Glossy Ibis to show up, another photographer walked up to us and asked if
> we had seen it.
>
> He then proceeded to tell us that someone had posted some excellent photos
> of the bird on Texbirds yesterday and he got them by email. He then said
> that he had downloaded the photo to put in 'his master file' as the photo
> was better then he had managed to get.
>
> I then told him I was the person who took the photos and he didn't ask if
> he could use it or apologize for stealing my photos. I had waited 45
> minutes on the bird to get these photos and he just steals them
>
> My friends knew him vaguely and I have seen him at LaFitte's multiple times
> this spring. My friends said his name was Dennis, but they did not know his
> surname.
>
> Well I wonder how many other photographers Dennis has stolen photos from,
> for 'his master file' as they were better than his.
>
> Dennis this is theft of intellectual property and unethical. Take your own
> freaking photos and don't steal from others.
>
> I am happy to post my pics on Texbirds for everyone's enjoyment and
> education. I also donate them for non-profits or educational use if asked.
> But this is the first time I have known about blatant theft of my pictures
> and he did it without remorse.
>
> David McDonald
> Friendswood Texas
>
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Date: 5/7/17 12:58 pm
From: David McDonald <dkmmdpa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Theft of photos by Dennis
Hi texbirders,
Today while I was waiting with another couple on the boardwalk for the
Glossy Ibis to show up, another photographer walked up to us and asked if
we had seen it.

He then proceeded to tell us that someone had posted some excellent photos
of the bird on Texbirds yesterday and he got them by email. He then said
that he had downloaded the photo to put in 'his master file' as the photo
was better then he had managed to get.

I then told him I was the person who took the photos and he didn't ask if
he could use it or apologize for stealing my photos. I had waited 45
minutes on the bird to get these photos and he just steals them

My friends knew him vaguely and I have seen him at LaFitte's multiple times
this spring. My friends said his name was Dennis, but they did not know his
surname.

Well I wonder how many other photographers Dennis has stolen photos from,
for 'his master file' as they were better than his.

Dennis this is theft of intellectual property and unethical. Take your own
freaking photos and don't steal from others.

I am happy to post my pics on Texbirds for everyone's enjoyment and
education. I also donate them for non-profits or educational use if asked.
But this is the first time I have known about blatant theft of my pictures
and he did it without remorse.

David McDonald
Friendswood Texas


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Date: 5/7/17 12:45 pm
From: David McDonald <dkmmdpa...>
Subject: [texbirds] Galveston Today - Glossy - yes again
Hi Texbirders,
I guess I am a bear for punishment as hoping against hope to find some
migrants today.

In LaFitte's Cove, there were a few thrushes and a catbird or 2. Some
reported a couple of vireos. As far as I know, no one saw any warblers by
1pm when I gave up.

Settegast Road had a cooperative forster's Tern on a post at the cukvert.
It is nice to get eye level shots of the birds.

http://www.pbase.com/davidmcd/image/165411395

As I was photographing him, a Clapper rail walked into the open behind the
tern.

http://www.pbase.com/davidmcd/image/165411396

At the ponds in LaFitte's Cove today there were both sexes of Wilson's
Phalaropes and it was fun to watch them spinning around both while swimming
and ismall puddles. If I was to do that I would get so dizzy I would fall
over. LOL. Here is the female.

http://www.pbase.com/davidmcd/image/165411398

And the male

http://www.pbase.com/davidmcd/image/165411401

The Glossy Ibis was seen several times right alongside the boardwalk again.

http://www.pbase.com/davidmcd/image/165411402

Good birding everyone.

David McDonald
Friendswood Texas


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Date: 5/7/17 12:22 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 5-7-17 WESTERN TANAGER @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5-7-17 WESTERN TANAGER @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Western Tanager was back again today!


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WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
Life member TOS, SAAS, TAS

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Date: 5/7/17 10:44 am
From: David Sarkozi <david...>
Subject: [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update West Texas 445 species
This week was a whirl wind run through Far West Texas for the Great
Texas Birding Classic. I added 17 species and traveled about 2200
miles in 72 hours. See the Blog:

http://davidsbigyear.blogspot.com/2017/05/no-guts-no-glory.html


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Houston, TX
(713) 412-4409 twitter ID dsarkozi
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Date: 5/7/17 8:50 am
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Subject: [texbirds] JUNCTION birds 5/6- Kimble Co.
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Date: 5/7/17 8:50 am
From: Terry Woodward <woodwardtr...>
Subject: [texbirds] Unidentified Warblers at Quintana Xeriscape Park
Early last week I was down at Quintana photographing migrants at the
Xeriscape Park. When I finally got around to processing the images I came
across a couple of warbler type birds that are proving difficult to
identify. The photos show relatively good detail and various angles but I
can't quite match them definitely.
When I first saw the bird in the first folder through the viewfinder I
thought it was female Black-throated Blue. But, upon closer inspection I
don't see the small black and white window on the leading edge of the wing.

The bird in the second folder I thought was a female Nashville Warbler,
mainly due to amount of gray running down the neck and back,but there
doesn't seem to be enough yellow but that may be as a result of the harsh
light.

Any body have any thoughts they'd care to share with me, I'd be very
grateful.

Here are the links:

https://naturescope.smugmug.com/Nature/TexasBirds/Unknown-1/

https://naturescope.smugmug.com/Nature/TexasBirds/Unknown-2/


Terry Woodward
Katy


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Date: 5/7/17 7:17 am
From: Martin Byhower <dmarc-noreply-outsider...> (Redacted sender avitropic for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Friday afternoon sightings at Lafitte Cove
On Friday afternoon, things picked up considerably. Both black – whiskered Vireos were present as well as a decent collection of warblers and many other migrants. The BW and several other species of vireo seemed to be spending most of their time in hackberries, especially ones overgrown with mustang grape.
Martin Byhower, Georgetown

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Date: 5/7/17 6:32 am
From: Bird.fried <bird.fried...>
Subject: [texbirds] Buff-breasted Sandpipers and incidental birding
Texbirds:

Yesterday, I conducted my assigned Buff-breasted Sandpiper (BBSA) survey through Wharton and Colorado counties. We're working on a more accurate population estimate. Overall yesterday, there were 692 BBSA spread across various habitats in both counties. Bermuda grass turf seemed to be preferred especially if it were recently irrigated or had turf cuts. There were some birds on St Augustine turf grass but only if it were wet and cut. Wet rice fields also had a few birds but dry ones did not. Interestingly, one of the largest single BBSA flocks was on a completely bare sandy field that was dry and being prepared for rice.

If you need your 'year' BBSA or just a BBSA 'fix', now is the time to get it. Check those local turf farms. This is the peak of BBSA migration through our area. Lots of White-rumpeds out there too.

The BBSA survey uses a 'point count route' methodology that provides opportunity for birding between points. One of the best locations for this incidental birding yesterday was at the CR 215 crossing of West Bernard Creek north of Wharton/Hungerford in Wharton County; good inland migrants here with Bay-breasted Warbler and Philadelphia Vireo being my favorites. I was also surprised to see some very nice Bald Cypress trees growing in the creek. A Northern Waterthrush was appropriately foraging on the Cypress 'knees'.

The highlight for me however from my incidental birding yesterday, was a flock of 14 Bobolinks along CR 202 in Wharton County just east of the intersection with CR 207. Since Bobolink would be a new 'state' bird for me, I'm always on the look-out for these birds during spring migration in weedy fields and fence lines. When I stopped to investigate the funny looking Red-wingeds along CR 202, the male Bobolinks were belting out their best R2D2 rendition and most were in striking black and white breeding plumage, sporting a snappy straw-yellow nape. There were a couple of females in the flock, the objects of considerable attention from the males. The Bobolink flock yesterday was feeding in a weedy fence row adjacent to a cotton field about 40 yards to the north of CR 202.

Good birding to all!

Bob Friedrichs
Palacios


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Date: 5/6/17 2:03 pm
From: David McDonald <dkmmdpa...>
Subject: [texbirds] LaFitte's cove - Glossy ibis and Wilson's Phalaropes
Hi Texbirders,
I went to lafitte's cove about 11am to 2pm and slow as usual all year.
there were about 8 sprecies warblers, but jus single birds.

The birds of the day were 4 female Wilson's Phalaropes in pond across from
parking lot

http://www.pbase.com/davidmcd/image/165407299

And a beautiful cooperative Glossy Ibis along the boardwalk

http://www.pbase.com/davidmcd/image/165407301

and another photo

http://www.pbase.com/davidmcd/image/165407302

I hope it is better for migrants tomorrow :)

Good birding,

David McDonald
Friendswood Texas


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Date: 5/6/17 12:45 pm
From: Les Wolf <leswolfie52...>
Subject: [texbirds] Retraction on Green Parakeets - They were Monk Parakeets.
Sorry for the bad call.

I had seen Davids post for his big year on the Green Parakeets and did not do my home work.

Parakeets in Meyerland are Monk Parakeets.

Houston

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Date: 5/6/17 8:46 am
From: Andrew M. Orgill <aorgill...>
Subject: [texbirds] Central to Lower TX Coast, 5/3-5/5/17
Between Wednesday 5/3 and yesterday Friday 5/5, Ashley and I (along with Bryan who helped find us some good birds on the lower coast), birded the central to lower TX coast and ended up with 139 species. Complete list below with specific locations on species of higher interest.

1. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
2. Mottled Duck
3. Blue-winged Teal
4. Plain Chachalaca
5. Neotropic Cormorant
6. Brown Pelican
7. Least Bittern
8. Great Blue Heron
9. Great Egret
10. Snowy Egret
11. Little Blue Heron
12. Tricolored Heron
13. Reddish Egret
14. Cattle Egret
15. Green Heron
16. Black-crowned Night-Heron
17. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
18. White Ibis
19. Roseate Spoonbill
20. Turkey Vulture
21. Osprey
22. Harris’s Hawk
23. White-tailed Hawk
24. Sora
25. Common Gallinule
26. American Coot
27. Black-necked Stilt
28. Wilson’s Plover
29. Ruddy Turnstone
30. Stilt Sandpiper
31. Least Sandpiper
32. White-rumped Sandpiper
33. Pectoral Sandpiper
34. Long-billed Dowitcher
35. Greater Yellowlegs
36. Willet
37. Lesser Yellowlegs
38. Laughing Gull
39. Franklin’s Gull
40. Sooty Tern (Rockport Beach)
41. Least Tern
42. Caspian Tern
43. Forster’s Tern
44. Royal Tern
45. Sandwich Tern
46. Black Skimmer
47. Rock Pigeon
48. Eurasian Collared-Dove
49. Common Ground-Dove
50. White-tipped Dove
51. White-winged Dove
52. Mourning Dove
53. Common Nighthawk
54. Chuck-will’s-widow (Blucher Park)
55. Chimney Swift
56. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
57. Buff-bellied Hummingbird
58. Golden-fronted Woodpecker
59. Ladder-backed Woodpecker
60. Western Wood-Pewee (South Padre Island)
61. Eastern Wood-Pewee
62. Acadian Flycatcher
63. Alder Flycatcher
64. Willow Flycatcher
65. Least Flycatcher
66. Great Crested Flycatcher
67. Great Kiskadee
68. Tropical Kingbird (Blucher Park)
69. Western Kingbird
70. Eastern Kingbird
71. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
72. Loggerhead Shrike
73. White-eyed Vireo
74. Yellow-throated Vireo (South Padre Island)
75. Philadelphia Vireo (South Padre Island)
76. Warbling Vireo
77. Red-eyed Vireo
78. Green Jay
79. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
80. Purple Martin
81. Barn Swallow
82. Cliff Swallow
83. Black-crested Titmouse
84. Marsh Wren
85. Veery
86. Gray-cheeked Thrush
87. Swainson’s Thrush
88. Wood Thrush
89. Gray Catbird
90. Long-billed Thrasher
91. Northern Mockingbird
92. European Starling
93. Cedar Waxwing (South Padre Island)
94. Ovenbird
95. Northern Waterthrush
96. Golden-winged Warbler
97. Black-and-white Warbler
98. Tennessee Warbler
99. Nashville Warbler
100. MacGillivray’s Warbler (South Padre Island)
101. Mourning Warbler (Blucher Park)
102. Kentucky Warbler
103. Common Yellowthroat
104. Hooded Warbler
105. American Redstart
106. Northern Parula (Mustang Island Willows)
107. Magnolia Warbler
108. Bay-breasted Warbler
109. Blackburnian Warbler (South Padre Island)
110. Yellow Warbler
111. Chestnut-sided Warbler
112. Blackpoll Warbler (South Padre Island)
113. Black-throated Green Warbler
114. Canada Warbler
115. Wilson’s Warbler
116. Yellow-breasted Chat (South Padre Island)
117. Botteri’s Sparrow
118. Olive Sparrow
119. Clay-colored Sparrow (South Padre Island)
120. Lincoln’s Sparrow
121. Summer Tanager
122. Scarlet Tanager
123. Northern Cardinal
124. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
125. Blue Grosbeak
126. Indigo Bunting
127. Painted Bunting
128. Dickcissel (South Padre Island)
129. Red-winged Blackbird
130. Yellow-headed Blackbird (South Padre Island)
131. Great-tailed Grackle
132. Bronzed Cowbird
133. Brown-headed Cowbird
134. Orchard Oriole
135. Hooded Oriole (Sarita Rest Stop)
136. Bullock’s Oriole (South Padre Island)
137. Altamira Oriole
138. Baltimore Oriole
139. House Sparrow

Andrew Orgill
Corpus Christi, TX

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Date: 5/6/17 6:07 am
From: Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Black-throated Blue @ Texas Point - Sabine Pass

Nice male in ground.

Found by my friend Linda.

We had great looks!

Nina Sitra
@ Texas Point


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Date: 5/6/17 5:46 am
From: Les Wolf <leswolfie52...>
Subject: [texbirds] Green Parakeet in Meyerland
Have Green Parakeets in Meyerland. Feeding in Cottonwood tree. S. Rice and Grape

Houston


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Date: 5/5/17 8:39 pm
From: Arman Moreno <armanmorenobirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Austin Area Rare Bird Alert
This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert and has been updated through
5/5/2017. 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 <armanmorenobirds...> If submitting a
bird sighting, please include species name, location details, and contact
information.

-Rarities found this week-

Six WHIMBRELS were photographed at Stillhouse Park on Stillhouse Hollow
Lake in Bell County on 4/30.

A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was photographed on Lake Travis in Lago Vista,
Travis County, on 5/4.

A RUDDY TURNSTONE was found at Hornsby Bend, Travis County on 4/29. The
bird was observed in the far back corner of Pond 1 West, foraging along the
grassy areas. It continued through at least 4/30.

A SANDERLING was also found at Hornsby Bend, Travis, on 4/29 and was seen
along the western edge of Pond 1 West, very close to the road at times. The
bird continued through the morning of 4/30.

A ZONE-TAILED HAWK was described flying over Lady Bird Lake in Central
Austin, Travis County, on 4/28.

A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was photographed at St. Edward's Park in NW Austin,
Travis County, on 5/1. The bird was reported from the dam area, which is
the eastern portion of the park. From the main parking area, you would head
to the left.

A BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER was found at Richard Moya Park just South of the
airport in Austin, Travis County, on 5/4. The bird was reported between the
restrooms and playground area in the eastern portion of the park.

A GREAT KISKADEE was observed in a neighborhood around the Arboretum in NW
Austin, Travis County, on 5/5. The observer heard the bird initially around
the intersection of Mesa Dr and Jollyville Rd and was later able to get
visual confirmation. The bird was last seen flying into a nearby backyard.

A HUTTON'S VIREO was reported from the headquarters of the Balcones
Canyonlands NWR northwest of Austin, Travis County, on 4/23.

A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was found at St. Edward's Park in NW Austin on 4/28
and continues through at least 5/2. From the parking lot area, head to the
right and continue towards the main trail (Blue Trail) that runs along Bull
Creek. Then head west along the main trail until you reach the intersection
of the Red and Blue Trails. continue a little further and you'll come to a
couple of large mulberry trees. The bird has been frequenting the trees.

A WOOD THRUSH was well described from Mills Pond in North Austin, Travis
County, on 4/28. The bird was in the understory to the right of the water
feature at the bird blind. Another thrush was described from a private
residence in Georgetown, Williamson County, on 5/1.

A VEERY was also reported from Mills Pond on 5/3. The bird was reported
around the cobblestone creek that runs behind the restrooms.

Two GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERs (male and female) were photographed at Mills
Pond in North Austin, Travis County on 4/29. The birds were observed near
the restroom and the bird blind area. Another bird was found at Dottie
Jordan Park in North Central Austin, Travis County on 4/28. On 5/4,
another male was found at Great Hills Park in NW Austin, Travis County.

A female BLACKPOLL WARBLER was photographed at Commons Ford Park in West
Austin on 5/5. The bird was reported along the River Trail in the big Pecan
Trees at the west end of the park.

A MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER was photoed at Warbler Woods on 4/29 at the water
feature. Another bird was reported from St. Edward's Park on 5/4, in the
weedy area just NE of the dam. This area is in the eastern portion of the
park.

A WESTERN TANAGER was photographed at Warbler Woods, Guadalupe County, on
5/3.


-Continuing bird(s) from previous week-

At least one LEAST GREBE continues in Williamson County through 5/4 off
Parksville Way and Fairweather Way.

Up to three LESSER NIGHTHAWKs continue around the intersection of Anderson
Lane & Northcross Dr in Austin, Travis County, on 5/1. This is the same
location where bird were observed for much of last summer.

A HUTTON'S VIREO continues at Warbler Woods, Guadalupe County, on 5/3.

The long-staying WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH continues at Riverview Park in
Seguin, Guadalupe County, on 4/26. The bird was last reported near the
main pavilion.

Arman Moreno
Austin, TX

_________________________________________________________________

*Reports for the Austin area RBA cover a 60-mile radius, centered on the
Capitol in downtown Austin. Bird sightings mentioned here have been
filtered and scrutinized by the compiler and are believed to be genuine.
Photo or audio documentation for species with challenging IDs will be
mentioned if they are known to exist. *


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Date: 5/5/17 7:17 pm
From: Fred Collins <fcndc...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: status of Black-whiskered Vireo?
I don't know about the Galveston bird but 2 were seen today by our Kleb Woods Senior Bus trip to Sabine Woods.

Fred Collins
Kleb Woods Nature Center
Tomball Tx
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> On May 5, 2017, at 10:01 AM, Noreen Baker <gnbaker92...> wrote:
>
> Any updates today on the status of the Black-whiskered Vireo in Galveston
> would be appreciated. Hoping to take family out this weekend to get a look
> if possible.
> Thanks,
> Noreen Baker
> Austin, Tx
>
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Date: 5/5/17 5:48 pm
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Bolivar to Anahuac today, the coast has the good birds
Got the usual ferry across to bolivar with sunshine all the way. The ferry
was joined in the crossing by a few little blue herons and an osprey. Very
few gulls or terns out there.
Poked around in port bolivar for a bit and did find a Baltimore oriole for
a landbird migrant. One pond had 2 broods of mottled ducks and the bird of
the area was spotted sandpiper.

Its great to say this. As usual, Retillon Road had calling black rails. The
bird this day was in the grassy area before you reach the sandy area on the
right. This is the 5th spot that I have had them. Driving further up the
peninsula, I had another black rail by proxy as a local mockingbird in a
yard near good rail habitat gave a long series of black rail calls. Soon
they may be everywhere.

The beach at bolivar flats has changed a lot since I was there a week ago.
The really strong south winds earlier in the week had smoothed the beach
and removed all sargassum and everything back into the vegetation line.
Past the bollard past the tern barricade. All the plovers washed out again.

When I arrived, I was able to walk on a line toward the east beach pavilion
building within say 30 yards of the jetty without getting in water. By the
time I left, much of that was underwater as the local wind was toward the
jetty. The gooey mud of the last couple of weeks was also moved andor
covered by sand closer to the vegetation line and further toward the jetty.
All the small plovers were in that area where I could not go, maybe 15
birds in total with one of the Wilson's plovers banded red.

I did not find the great black-backed gull but there were only a few large
gulls and a few laughing gulls way down at the jetty. There were maybe 40
franklin's gulls with pink breasts with the tern groups. Did not see the
oldsquaw on arrival or during the 3 hour walk but as I got to the car it
was asleep just offshore and being drifted past the bollards with some
scaup as I watched. About the same number of scaup as last week.

Commonest bird was dunlin followed by sanderling and semipalmated
sandpiper. Not sure I saw a western sandpiper. Lots of black-bellied plover
and turnstones and a couple of whimbrels and marbled godwit. A dozen
hudsonian godwits flew past but did not like the salt water as did a couple
white-rumped sandpipers.

The high water apparently washed out 2 horned lark nests and maybe a third
but the may was still singing. A few savannah sparrows. Seaside sparrows on
Bob Road. And the bob road pond is almost dry with great mud flats but just
a few birds. Almost the first time that has occurred in years.

Early on there were 600-700 least terns out on the very wet sand. There
were a number of panics caused by a peregrine, a jaeger that zoomed by and
a caracara. After that it seemed that it was local birds out there. Several
were paired and mating provided the male gave a fish to the female: and its
fish before sex.

2 laughing gulls had caught what I thought was a snake but apparently is a
shrimp eel about 2 to 3 feet long. They did a lot of squeezing and poking
and one started swallowing it head first. The other tried to swallow from
the other end but the first bird kept jerking it out of the throat before
it went down far. Great show.It was very much alive on the sand and then in
the water.

Going up the peninsula, had a few Wilson's plovers in a ditch and a couple
of hudsonian godwits and white-rumped sandpipers. 2 good flocks of
white-rumps way out there in rice country. And one sleepy hudsonian godwit
never moved.

Just as a thought. I have not seen or heard a bobwhite since way back early
in the hawk watch last fall. I have tried to find them on several trips in
favored spots but not a single sighting or call. They all seem gone from
areas they were doing well. Maybe tied to the floods last spring and summer?

Also, it was a very bad day for killdeer. There were lots of maimed and
injured birds along many of the side roads during the day. They sort of
ruin the act though when the run off after flopping around.

High island was like most of my trips this spring. People had reported a
fair list when taken as a group for the whole day but not very many by each
individual I talked to. Did have a yellow-bellied flycatcher calling at
smith oaks right where you go into the woods towards the drip past the
picnic table.

The rookery at shoveler pond is getting going. Cattle egrets are out
getting nesting material but the dark ibis and tricolored herons seem to
find nearby stuff. At least they are not carrying sticks etc.

Always new things out there. And the variety of worms/clams etc making
mounds and holes in what is normally deep water is neat.

--
Joseph C. Kennedy
on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
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Date: 5/5/17 3:20 pm
From: T. David Griffith <tdavidg...>
Subject: [texbirds] Buff-Bellied Hummingbird at Blessing
For the first time since 2013, a Buff-bellied Hummingbird has joined our
Ruby-throats here about 3 miles east of Blessing. It showed up
yesterday, May 4, though I may have seen it the day before thinking it
was a Rufous that stayed after over-wintering. It visited one of our
feeders about 10 times. And, I did get a pic though it is dated May 3
due to the camera date being off. According to Brent Ortega, they are
not normally up here as their breeding area only reaches the Guadalupe
River Valley which is about 50 miles southwest of us.

Maybe a mate will join our Buff-bellied hummer. We did have a pair 4 or
5 years ago and thought we saw a juvenile at that time.

David Griffith
Blessing
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Date: 5/5/17 10:22 am
From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
Subject: [texbirds] Devine Lake Williamson Co. (local interest only)
.
Good morning there today with winds still from the north.... A flock of
dark ibis was on the far side of lake, 2 Wilson's Phalaropes, a number of
migrants. But by far my favorite was an E. Whip-poor-will female in the
cedar elm woods by the creek. This is a bird I have tried for (happy just
to hear) in this county or this side of I-35 numerous times and places.
The last ones I recall hearing were just after Granger Lake was filled in
the early 80's We had them at night sometimes while white bass and crappie
fishing.
I flushed her this morning a couple of times before I knew what she was,
no white in tail, gray back, smaller than a Chuck. Never had great looks
at her on the ground as I could not detect her before I flushed her into a
different areas.
Also a Texas Rat snake up in a tree near the "bee area" had a interesting
flock of birds including migrants up in arms. Will post all this stuff to
Ebird directly.

Finally I almost stumbled over a very tiny likely new born fawn in the
grass. That thing was so small it I'm thinking it could totally curl up on
this keyboard. Am thinking the resident Great Horned Owl could easily
handle that as a meal ?

Yesterday had a singing Rose-breasted Grosbeak at the house.

Will post pic to the Devine Friends page.
--

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


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Date: 5/5/17 8:17 am
From: David Sarkozi <david...>
Subject: [texbirds] Big Year Needs List
Now that I'm well above 400 on my Texas Big Year (Blog Update tonight)
I think its time to publish my non-review species needs list. These
are the final 50 I need. Some I have a plan for. I'm headed out to
West Texas twice more this month, and I have an appointment with a
Lesser Prairie-Chicken and a Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl. If one of these
birds pops up please do contact me. The best way is text message
713-412-4409, then Facebook Messenger, then email last of all. email
is just harder in the field.

Tundra Swan
Muscovy Duck
Greater Prairie-Chicken
Lesser Prairie-Chicken
Cory's Shearwater
Audubon's Shearwater
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel
Wood Stork
Masked Booby
Hook-billed Kite
Common Black-Hawk
American Woodcock
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Sabine's Gull
Little Gull
Bridled Tern
Band-tailed Pigeon
Flammulated Owl
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Spotted Owl
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Mexican Whip-poor-will
Magnificent Hummingbird
Blue-throated Hummingbird
Lucifer Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Green Parakeet
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Hammond's Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Cassin's Vireo
Mexican Jay
Juniper Titmouse
Pygmy Nuthatch
Lapland Longspur
Colima Warbler
Lucy's Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Grace's Warbler
Hermit Warbler
Red-faced Warbler
Painted Redstart
Botteri's Sparrow
Western Tanager
Lazuli Bunting
Varied Bunting
Red Crossbill
Tundra Swan
Muscovy Duck
Greater Prairie-Chicken
Lesser Prairie-Chicken
Cory's Shearwater
Audubon's Shearwater
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel
Wood Stork
Masked Booby
Hook-billed Kite
Common Black-Hawk
American Woodcock
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Sabine's Gull
Little Gull
Bridled Tern
Band-tailed Pigeon
Flammulated Owl
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Spotted Owl
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Mexican Whip-poor-will
Magnificent Hummingbird
Blue-throated Hummingbird
Lucifer Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Green Parakeet
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Hammond's Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Cassin's Vireo
Mexican Jay
Juniper Titmouse
Pygmy Nuthatch
Lapland Longspur
Colima Warbler
Lucy's Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Grace's Warbler
Hermit Warbler
Red-faced Warbler
Painted Redstart
Botteri's Sparrow
Western Tanager
Lazuli Bunting
Varied Bunting
Red Crossbill

--
David Sarkozi
Houston, TX
(713) 412-4409 twitter ID dsarkozi
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Date: 5/5/17 8:10 am
From: Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Mourning Warbler @ Boy Scout Woods
It's a young one.

In the bottlebrush at the Roost.

Now.

Nina Sitra
@ High Island


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Date: 5/5/17 8:02 am
From: Noreen Baker <gnbaker92...>
Subject: [texbirds] status of Black-whiskered Vireo?
Any updates today on the status of the Black-whiskered Vireo in Galveston
would be appreciated. Hoping to take family out this weekend to get a look
if possible.
Thanks,
Noreen Baker
Austin, Tx


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Date: 5/4/17 6:01 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Frontera, Weaver Road, & Old Port Isabel
Hi, all!


Had a delightful time with Jim and Sue today: we started at Frontera with
the hopes that the storm that came through might down some migrants, and we
saw a few (Canada, Chestnut-sided, and Bay-breasted Warblers were
highlights, along with a Philadelphia Vireo), but Valley specialties like
the Kiskadee and Green Kingfisher pair were also a hit (not to mention the
young Gray Hawk that came in to pishing :))! A run around the Cannon Road
Loop bagged some great looks at singing Dickcissels, and a handful of
grasspipers were still around, with highlights being several White-rumped
and a few Buff-breasted. Then we blasted over to OPIR where we had not one
but TWO Aplomado Falcons spaced pretty well apart and who posed nicely for
pictures! Ended up with a pretty hefty 96 species for the day! (Pictures
will be up when I can get to them. :))



Bird List:



Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Plain Chachalaca

Northern Bobwhite

Neotropic Cormorant

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Cattle Egret

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

Harris's Hawk

White-tailed Hawk

Gray Hawk

Black-necked Stilt

American Golden-Plover

Killdeer

Greater Yellowlegs

Willet

Stilt Sandpiper

White-rumped Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson's Phalarope

Laughing Gull

Gull-billed Tern

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Inca Dove

Common Ground-Dove

White-tipped Dove

Chimney Swift

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Green Kingfisher

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Aplomado Falcon

Red-crowned Parrot

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Tropical Kingbird

Couch's Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

White-eyed Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Green Jay

Horned Lark

Purple Martin

Bank Swallow

Barn Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Cave Swallow

Black-crested Titmouse

Verdin

Carolina Wren

Bewick's Wren

Swainson's Thrush

Clay-colored Thrush

Gray Catbird

Curve-billed Thrasher

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Ovenbird

Northern Waterthrush

Black-and-white Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Bay-breasted Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Canada Warbler

Olive Sparrow

Cassin's Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Indigo Bunting

Dickcissel

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Great-tailed Grackle

Bronzed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Orchard Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Lesser Goldfinch

House Sparrow



96 SPECIES



Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

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Date: 5/4/17 5:05 pm
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Yard birding, slow spring but new birds
Not a real active spring so far this year.
A male rose-breasted grosbeak showed up at the feeder today and is back for
a couple of minutes every 5 minutes or so.

Had Baltimore orioles last week, several different birds, but none lingered
like last year.

Sunday a single red-headed woodpecker showed up on the dove feeder and
proceeded to show the doves who is boss. He lands on the edge, then dives
in and can route 10 of 15 doves with one charge and they always lose
feathers. Sometimes he lets the others alone. First in many years after the
bark beatle killed pines fell.

He is joined by the pair of scaly-breasted munias that have been around all
season except last week. No sign of the other pairs since march.

The barred owl people are progressing and I may have heard a youngster a
couple of days ago. The female still tells the male to bring food now. They
moved across the bayou from the tree off my balcony where they nested in
the broken off top but apparently were flooded out on tax day. Wise move.

The cooper's hawks apparently moved onto this side of the bayou as
gentrification across the way continues. They are doing some dove hunting
all of a sudden and create great panics in the herd.

The red-tailed hawks are nesting nearby again but apparently moved to more
private quarters quite a ways to the west. Am starting to see the pale male
out hunting but he still leaves my squirrel people alone like he did went
nesting across the bayou.
And the barred owls ignore the squirrels and vice versa too.

Had my first bronzed cowbird, a second year male without a hood for a few
minutes this morning. White-winged doves are good for something as they
knocked him off the feeder and he left.

Only 2 hummingbirds all spring, a male that stayed 10 days and a female
that stayed 2 days. They both left when the orioles started using the
feeders.

Downy woodpeckers, chickadees and a horde of house finch babies are out and
about. Chickadees taking food to them off a ways still but the baby
woodpecker sits next to the bark butter feeder and the baby house finches
feed themselves. The parents will dump them on me shortly and go and do
brood number 2.

Lots of action if not lots of variety. And the last brood of baby squirrels
are learning of the wonders of peanuts.

--
Joseph C. Kennedy
on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
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Date: 5/4/17 2:19 pm
From: Boyd Sanders <Boyd.Sanders...>
Subject: [texbirds] Tyler State Park Birding
Howdy All!
Spring migrants and summer residents showing up here at the park. The Blackjack Nature Trail and the Lakeshore Trial by the beaver pond and by the Big Pine Camping Loop have been the most productive spots so far.

This Saturday, May 6th, we are holding our Big Sit for the Great Texas Birding Classic at site #38 in our Lakeview camping loop. Come on by and do a little birding with us.

Join us tomorrow for a bird tour around the park's hotspots. Meet at the park headquarters at 8:15am.

Here's yesterday's list:

Tyler SP (PPW-E 065), Smith, Texas, US
May 3, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
55 species

Mallard 3
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Little Blue Heron 1
Cattle Egret 3
Green Heron 1
Black Vulture 3
Turkey Vulture 10
Mississippi Kite 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 9
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 8
Great Crested Flycatcher 6
Eastern Kingbird 4
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 10
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 11
American Crow 4
Purple Martin 16
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
American Robin 4
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 4
Common Yellowthroat 1
Pine Warbler 6
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Summer Tanager 4
Northern Cardinal 7
Blue Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 15
Painted Bunting 1
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Common Grackle 9
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Orchard Oriole 2

Good birding,

Boyd A. Sanders, BBA, CIG
Master Interpreter/Exhibits Coordinator
Tyler State Park
(903)597-5338
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"Quando omni flunkus moritati (When all else fails, play dead)."- Red Green

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Date: 5/4/17 10:34 am
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] MacGillivray's Warbler, St. Edwards Park (Travis Co.)
Hello all!
Around noon I discovered a male MacGillivray's Warbler at St. Edward's Park
in NW Austin. It is skulking in the low weedy growth immediately NW of the
cement dam. I'm trying for a photo now. There are a few other warblers here
as well.

Good birding!
Justin Bosler
Austin, TX


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Date: 5/4/17 8:10 am
From: Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Warblers, vireos, flycatchers @ LaFitte's

Some highlights:
Black-Whiskered vireo
Philadelphia vireo

Warblers: (Of the ones I got on so far)
Canada
Yellow
Magnolia
Bay-breasted
Chestnut-sided
BT Green
Ovenbird
Redstart

Peewees

Nina Sitra
@ LaFittes




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Date: 5/4/17 6:49 am
From: Marj Swies <marjswies...>
Subject: [texbirds] Mississippi kites
Saw a couple kites pass over our Liberty Hill house just now so we decided
to follow them & located a tree with hundreds of kites just across the
Burnet county line.
Watched them (mostly birds transitioning into adult) rise up and flost
north. Beautiful.

Marj Swies
Liberty Hill near Oatmeal


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Date: 5/4/17 6:49 am
From: Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <FCollins...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Bird list from deployment to Afghanistan
Welcome home. Thank you for your service. I think you will find more birds in a weekend in Texas than you found during your entire deployment. God has blessed Texas.


Fred Collins, Director
Kleb Woods Nature Center
20303 Draper Road
Tomball TX 77377

Life member TOS and SWAN
Advisrory Board Member HAS and KPC

Employee of
Harris County Precinct 3
Steve Radack Commissioner
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Subject: [texbirds] Bird list from deployment to Afghanistan

Hello,
Though these sightings were not in Texas, I thought some Texas birders might be interested in seeing this as I bet few on this list have ever birded in Afghanistan (I don't recommend it... Americans snooping around with binoculars... Bad idea). I am active duty Air Force and recently returned from a 6-month tour at Bagram Airfield. While opportunities for dedicated birding are slim to none in a combat zone, thankfully the birds often come to you. Kinda nice to have some feathered friends to brighten your day and add some song and color to the otherwise barren, brown monotony. My favorite sighting of the entire deployment was seeing a couple large kettles of Black Kites (approximately 250 total) availing themselves of thermals while migrating overhead on 22 March. I watched them for a while. They were moving due west, I presume towards a pass over the Hindu Kush Mountains before resuming a northward route.

Here's my list:
Norfolk, VA
- Great Egret
- Snowy Egret
- Brown Thrasher
- Carolina Chickadee
- Blue Jay
- N. Mockingbird
- Fish Crow
- Starling
- Belted Kingfisher
- Ring-billed Gull
- Laughing Gull
- Herring Gull
- Brown Pelican
- Royal Tern
- Double-crested Cormorant
- Osprey
- Great-blue Heron

Portsmouth, NH
--

Frankfurt, Germany
--

Kuwait
- 2 lark-like birds in grass on side of runway

Al Udeid, Qatar
- Eurasian Collared Dove
- Laughing Dove
- House Sparrow
- large brown falcon

Bagram Airfield
- Common Myna - MANY, year round
- Eurasian Tree Sparrow - many, year round
- Long-tailed Pipit - single bird, Oct 2016
- Eurasian Magpie - several birds present year round
- Laughing Dove - many, year round
- Black Kite - 4 birds flew overhead on 30 Oct, southbound; then ~250 birds migrating westward on 22 Mar, several others a week later
- Common Buzzard
- Lagger Falcon - single bird in Oct & Apr
- Eurasian Starling - uncommon
- Common Moorhen
- White-browed Wagtails - 22 Feb
- White Wagtails - many in late March, early April
- Common Raven - two birds in late Feb
- Barn Swallow - numerous after late Feb
- Long-tailed Shrike - common in April
- Pied Bush Chat - single bird, April
- Hoopoe - 2+ birds seen regularly in April (breeders?)
- Common Chiffchaff - many in Oct & late Mar/Apr
- Cetti's Warbler - single bird, Apr
- Moustached Warbler - single bird, Apr
- Wheatear... Variable vs Pied vs Finsch's (?)
- Red-breasted Flycatcher - single bird, Apr
- Tree Pipit - single bird, Apr
- Short-eared Owl (probable, flew overhead at night)

Germany - Ramstein, Geilenkirchen
- Fieldfare
- European Goldfinch
- Common Chaffinch
- Carrion Crow
- Common Wood pigeon
- White Wagtail
- Blue Tit
- Black Redstart
- Common Blackbird
- Common Whitethroat
- Marsh Tit
- Common Buzzard
- Dunnock
- European Robin
- Great Tit
- Great Spotted Woodpecker
- Blackcap Garden Warbler
- Eurasian Wren
- Common Chiffchaff
- Song Thrush
- Hawfinch
- Eurasian Jay
- Eurasian Nuthatch
- European Greenfinch
- Rook
- Linnet
- Black Woodpecker
- Coal Tit
- European Green Woodpecker
- Goldcrest
- European Treecreeper
- European Serin
- Eurasian Kestrel
- Common Pheasant
- Eurasian Magpie
- Eurasian Siskin
- Red Kite
- Eurasian Jackdaw
- Common House Martin
- Northern Lapwing
- Grey Heron
- Eurasian Coot
- Mute Swan, Mallard, Egyptian Goose (in Geilenkirchen city park)

Best regards,
Nate Nye
San Antonio


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Date: 5/3/17 6:34 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 5-3-17 Western Tanager,10 Warbler,6 Vireo sp@ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
5-3-17 Western Tanager,10 Warbler,6 Vireo sp@ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Western Tanager, Clay-colored Sparrow, Hutton's Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, White-eyed Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Philadelphia Vireo, Blackburnian Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Black-throated-green Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-breasted Chat and tons of other birds @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, Cibolo/Schertz, Warblerwoods.org for visit, Susan Schaezler

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
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Date: 5/3/17 9:47 am
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] Migrant invasion @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
8 warbler species & 5 vireo species @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary @ Warbler Pond .Need more eyes, email contact at warblerwoods.org
Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
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Date: 5/3/17 9:29 am
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fun for birders on I45 to Galveston this weekend
I45 will be closed both ways all weekend starting Friday evening and
running through Monday morning if all goes well.
All the lanes will have to exit onto the service road with one lane and
then wait at a series of traffic lights and backed up left turn lanes.

A very good idea would be to use the alternate route that everyone else
will be using.

--
Joseph C. Kennedy
on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
<Josephkennedy36...>


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Date: 5/3/17 7:29 am
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Pictures from the coast last week, shorebirds gulls and terns
Took the early ferry across to Bolivar but missed the sunrise as the sun
rose earlier. Found a bit of mud that had a nice mix of shorebirds
Semipalmated plover

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385570

western sandpiper

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385566

least sandpiper

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385565

A nearby red-breasted merganser female was preening

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385573

And showing off the serrated bill that really holds on to fish

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385574

Lots of birds out on bolivar flats including black-bellied plovers

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385611

Lots of dunlin, mainly sleeping or resting in various postures

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385612

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385617

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385619

Many are reaching full breeding plumage but are still missing a few feathers

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385613

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385616

It was choppy and all the scaup I saw on the beach

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385621

With one male staying into the am with the oldsquaw

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385622

The oldsquaw was her usual alert self even when surrounded by a dozen people

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385623

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385624

It did stand up once and turn 90 degrees to the left before lying down again

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385625

The great black-backed gull was way down there with the pelicans until the
peregrine made another visit and flushed all but the pelicans again

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385620

All the red knots were red

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385634

The ruddy turnstones were also in resting mode

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385637

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385638

The sanderlings are getting to be red birds rather than the whitish winter
carbirds. Time to get my picture of the reddest

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385639

The coloring comes in very fast with new feathers coming through the old
feathers. In the fall, many more old feathers are dropped even before the
new feathers appear.

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385642

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385643

Groups of semipalmated sandpipers were the commonest peep along water edges

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385647

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385649

All were feeding diligently while their compatriots napped. Most were in
pools rather than at the edge of the gulf

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385648

Short-billed dowitchers are molting too

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385650

A single male snowy plover was acting territorial but no female or really
good habitat outside the barricade

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385652

Wilson's phalaropes were in roadside ditches

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165388243

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165388240

One black tern was in the bolivar ferry area

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385657

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385655

Sandwich tern is a more common ferry follower than royal and seems mainly
to catch shrimp

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385666

Lots of brown pelicans following the boat

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385658

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385659

and laughing gulls riding it

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385662

Up on the texas city dike, several yellow-crowned night herons were crabbing

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385667

First they knock the legs off which will be eaten later if the gulls and
oystercatchers do not get there first

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385669

then the try swallowing which does not always work

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385672

The heron then gave the crab several loud whacks which did the mushing

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385673

and down the hatch

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385674

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385675

Brown pelicans were waiting for fishermen to clean their catch

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385710

The great blue heron was sunning

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385713

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385712

And the red shoulder patch shows that it is not a common heron arriving
here by boat

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385714

this was one of several seagulls that seemed intriguing at the time. One
got away and the others seem to be herring gulls as usual. Lots of pictures
of herring gulls as a result

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385717

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385717

A group of western willets is about ready to migrate. They seem to leave
before they fully molt into breeding plumage

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385720

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385722

A couple of Bonaparte's gulls were a little late and scavenging on dried
fish heads

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385732

They would get chased by the laughing gulls and move off a bit

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385729

But came back when a gentleman pulled in and parked downwind of the fish
head pile and opened his windows moving the other gulls off

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385726

Not the best plumage bird

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385731

A baird's sandpiper also scavenged the fish heads

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385736

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385737

The scaly back called out in the books is much more apparent on young
birds. Note that the wings extend past the tail

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385734

the baird's mainly got little pieces of fish stuff stuck in the pebbles

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385738

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385741

And bill shape helps to differentiate it from other peeps

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165385739

A great visit with one of my nemesis birds and a great day out

All the pictures and lots more of the baird's bonaparte's and night heron
etc. can be browsed at

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/inbox

--
Joseph C. Kennedy
on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
<Josephkennedy36...>


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Date: 5/3/17 7:18 am
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Rarities at Estero and SPI
Hi, all!


A couple days late, but Sally and Mike's last day was full of goodies,
including the Purple Gallinule at Estero, and on the Island continuing
rarities such as Prairie and Palm Warblers, Western Tanager, and Lizzy's
Bell's Vireo! A few pics are on my Facebook page:



https://www.facebook.com/marybeth.stowe



Enjoy! MB



Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

www.miriameaglemon.com <http://www.miriameaglemon.com>





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Date: 5/2/17 8:20 pm
From: Nathaniel Nye <nathaniel.nye...>
Subject: [texbirds] Bird list from deployment to Afghanistan
Hello,
Though these sightings were not in Texas, I thought some Texas birders
might be interested in seeing this as I bet few on this list have ever
birded in Afghanistan (I don't recommend it... Americans snooping around
with binoculars... Bad idea). I am active duty Air Force and recently
returned from a 6-month tour at Bagram Airfield. While opportunities for
dedicated birding are slim to none in a combat zone, thankfully the birds
often come to you. Kinda nice to have some feathered friends to brighten
your day and add some song and color to the otherwise barren, brown
monotony. My favorite sighting of the entire deployment was seeing a couple
large kettles of Black Kites (approximately 250 total) availing themselves
of thermals while migrating overhead on 22 March. I watched them for a
while. They were moving due west, I presume towards a pass over the Hindu
Kush Mountains before resuming a northward route.

Here's my list:
Norfolk, VA
- Great Egret
- Snowy Egret
- Brown Thrasher
- Carolina Chickadee
- Blue Jay
- N. Mockingbird
- Fish Crow
- Starling
- Belted Kingfisher
- Ring-billed Gull
- Laughing Gull
- Herring Gull
- Brown Pelican
- Royal Tern
- Double-crested Cormorant
- Osprey
- Great-blue Heron

Portsmouth, NH
--

Frankfurt, Germany
--

Kuwait
- 2 lark-like birds in grass on side of runway

Al Udeid, Qatar
- Eurasian Collared Dove
- Laughing Dove
- House Sparrow
- large brown falcon

Bagram Airfield
- Common Myna - MANY, year round
- Eurasian Tree Sparrow - many, year round
- Long-tailed Pipit - single bird, Oct 2016
- Eurasian Magpie - several birds present year round
- Laughing Dove - many, year round
- Black Kite - 4 birds flew overhead on 30 Oct, southbound; then ~250 birds
migrating westward on 22 Mar, several others a week later
- Common Buzzard
- Lagger Falcon - single bird in Oct & Apr
- Eurasian Starling - uncommon
- Common Moorhen
- White-browed Wagtails - 22 Feb
- White Wagtails - many in late March, early April
- Common Raven - two birds in late Feb
- Barn Swallow - numerous after late Feb
- Long-tailed Shrike - common in April
- Pied Bush Chat - single bird, April
- Hoopoe - 2+ birds seen regularly in April (breeders?)
- Common Chiffchaff - many in Oct & late Mar/Apr
- Cetti's Warbler - single bird, Apr
- Moustached Warbler - single bird, Apr
- Wheatear... Variable vs Pied vs Finsch's (?)
- Red-breasted Flycatcher - single bird, Apr
- Tree Pipit - single bird, Apr
- Short-eared Owl (probable, flew overhead at night)

Germany - Ramstein, Geilenkirchen
- Fieldfare
- European Goldfinch
- Common Chaffinch
- Carrion Crow
- Common Wood pigeon
- White Wagtail
- Blue Tit
- Black Redstart
- Common Blackbird
- Common Whitethroat
- Marsh Tit
- Common Buzzard
- Dunnock
- European Robin
- Great Tit
- Great Spotted Woodpecker
- Blackcap Garden Warbler
- Eurasian Wren
- Common Chiffchaff
- Song Thrush
- Hawfinch
- Eurasian Jay
- Eurasian Nuthatch
- European Greenfinch
- Rook
- Linnet
- Black Woodpecker
- Coal Tit
- European Green Woodpecker
- Goldcrest
- European Treecreeper
- European Serin
- Eurasian Kestrel
- Common Pheasant
- Eurasian Magpie
- Eurasian Siskin
- Red Kite
- Eurasian Jackdaw
- Common House Martin
- Northern Lapwing
- Grey Heron
- Eurasian Coot
- Mute Swan, Mallard, Egyptian Goose (in Geilenkirchen city park)

Best regards,
Nate Nye
San Antonio


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Date: 5/2/17 3:55 pm
From: Susan Foster <idratherbebirding...>
Subject: [texbirds] Sooty Terns Rockport Yes
Two Terns present in the same location. 5:54 pm
Susan Foster
Rockport

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Date: 5/2/17 2:25 pm
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Lynn County Photographic Game - April Report
Greetings All:
In compliance with Drew Harvey's request that I focus on a county lacking
herp records, I am going to be working Lynn County (the county just to the
south of Lubbock County) for critters and photographs of critters in 2017.

Lynn County is somewhat similar to Hockley County - lots of cropland,
almost no public land - but is different in one critical regard: there is
no publicly accessible permanent water. This doesn't mean that Lynn County
is dry, necessarily, but it does mean that my success with water-loving
species, from spadefoots to sandpipers, is going to be very dependent on
seasonal rainfall.

Stated numerical goals are, because of this, borderline hallucinatory.

That said, I will stick with goals of 50 species of butterfly, 5 species of
amphibian, 10 species of reptile, 200 species of bird, and 10 species of
mammal seen in Lynn County during 2017. As in 2016, I will also have the
goal of photographing at least 90% of the species seen.

I visited the county several times during the month but none of the visits
were on warm days following rains and the herp list remains surprisingly
thin given the overall warm and wet conditions prevalent in the region thus
far. All in all I picked up 28 species, 1 species of amphibian 1 species of
reptile,132 species of bird, and 6 species of mammal, bringing me up to 32
species of butterfly, 2 species of amphibian, 1 species of reptile, 150
species of bird, and 7 species of mammal - moving the respective
percentages up to 64%, 40%, 10%, 75%, and 70%. Of the 192 species seen so
far, I acquired identifiable photographs of 173 - making for a 90% success
rate. We should - though I am beginning to wonder - see a start to the
amphibian/reptile season and success with birds has come down to my success
at getting migrant songbirds to hold still.

And on with the list (* = new to the list, y = photographed)

Juvenal's Duskywings
Funereal Duskywings
Common Checkered Skipper
Common Sootywings
Orange Skipperling*(y)
Nysa Roadside Skipper *(y)
Dotted Roadside Skipper*(y)
Pipevine Swallowtail*(y)
Black Swallowtail
Checkered White
Orange Sulphur
Southern Dogface
Lyside Sulphur
Sleepy Orange
Dainty Sulphur
Gray Hairstreak
Marine Blue*(y)
Reakirt's Blue
Monarch*(y)
Variegated Fritillary
Bordered Patch*
Vesta Crescent
Phaon Crescent
Painted Crescent
Gorgone Checkerspot
Red Admiral(y)
Painted Lady*(y)
Goatweed Leafwing

Northern Cricket Frog*

Red-eared Slider

Canada Goose
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Northern Bobwhite(y)
Scaled Quail
Wild Turkey
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt*(y)
American Avocet
Snowy Plover
Semipalmated Plover*(y)
Killdeer
Stilt Sandpiper*(y)
Baird's Sandpiper*(y)
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper*(y)
Pectoral Sandpiper*(y)
Western Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher*(y)
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper*(y)
Solitary Sandpiper*(y)
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet*(y)
Lesser Yellowlegs
Wilson's Phalarope*(y)
Franklin's Gull*(y)
Ring-billed Gull*(y)
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican*(y)
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Cattle Egret*(y)
Black-crowned Night Heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Swainson's Hawk*(y)
Red-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Barn Owl*
Great Horned Owl
Burrowing Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon*(y)
Say's Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher*(y)
Western Kingbird*(y)
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher*(y)
Loggerhead Shrike
Bell's Vireo*
Blue Jay
American Crow
Chihuahuan Raven
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow*(y)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow*(y)
Bank Swallow*(y)
Cliff Swallow*(y)
Cave Swallow*(y)
Barn Swallow
Rock Wren*(y)
Marsh Wren
Bewick's Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush*(y)
American Robin
Curve-billed Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
House Sparrow
American Pipit
Sprague's Pipit*
House Finch
Common Yellowthroat*
Yellow Warbler*
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat*
Canyon Towhee
Cassin's Sparrow*(y)
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow*(y)
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow*(y)
Lark Bunting*(y)
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow*
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Pyrrhuloxia
Blue Grosbeak*(y)
Lazuli Bunting*
Indigo Bunting*
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird*(y)
Brewer's Blackbird
Common Grackle(y)
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullock's Oriole*(y)

Black-tailed Jackrabbit*
Eastern Cottontail
Desert Cottontail(y)
Black-tailed Prairie Dog
Coyote
White-tailed Deer

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 5/2/17 1:57 pm
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] The Kostecke:Hewetson Competition - April Reprort
Greetings All:
This year's competition finds Rich Kostecke working over 960 square miles
of Fayette County as Anthony Hewetson flails away at 902 square miles of
Crosby County. Both counties have a nice mix of habitats, though
Kostecke's is a bit less agricultural and a bit more wooded and watered.
On the other hand, Hewetson has some nice canyon cuts and, possibly, a
better selection of grasslands. To make things a bit more fair this year
lists are going to be weighted using the cumulative eBird total of ABA
countable birds as reported by 31 December 2016. That means that Rich's
efforts will be divided into a total of 264 species for Fayette County
whereas Anthony's efforts will be divided into a total of 290 species for
Crosby County. Species we add to the county lists during 2017 will not
cause these totals to go up: 264 and 290 remain fixed for purposes of the
contest.

Rich visited Fayette County every single weekend in April and added 41
species (Broad-winged Hawk, Snowy Egret, Chimney Swift, Black-necked Stilt,
Wilson's Phalarope, Cinnamon Teal, Stilt Sandpiper, Swainson's Hawk,
Semipalmated Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Franklin's Gull, Ruby-throated
Hummingbird, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Summer Tanager, Eastern Wood
Pewee, Eastern Kingbird, Yellow-breasted Chat, Dickcissel, Sharp-shinned
Hawk, Yellow-throated Vireo, Great Crested Flycatcher, Red-eyed Vireo,
White Ibis, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Painted Bunting, Warbling Vireo, Northern
Bobwhite, White-faced Ibis, Little Blue Heron, Bank Swallow, Indigo
Bunting, Hooded Warbler, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Western Kingbird,
Baltimore? Oriole, Tricolored Heron, Semipalmated Plover, Baird's
Sandpiper, Green Heron, Greater Roadrunner, and Mississippi Kite).

I was only able to visit Crosby County twice during the month but I made
both visits wicked good and added 45 species (Barn Swallow, Cattle Egret,
Cliff Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Swainson's Hawk, Long-billed
Dowitcher, Chimney Swift, Baird's Sandpiper, Ash-throated Flycatcher,
American Avocet, Lark Bunting, Green-tailed Towhee, Peregrine Falcon,
Grasshopper Sparrow, Say's Phoebe, Clay-colored Sparrow, Scissor-tailed
Flycatcher, Cassin's Sparrow, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Long-billed
Curlew, American Golden Plover, Inca Dove, Common Poorwill, Nashville
Warbler, Wilson's Phalarope, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Western Kingbird,
Black-necked Stilt, Bullock's Oriole, Painted Bunting, Forster's Tern,
Snowy Egret, White-rumped Sandpiper, White-faced Ibis, Black Tern, Osprey,
Upland Sandpiper, Yellow-breasted Chat, Bronzed Cowbird, Yellow Warbler,
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Indigo Bunting, Western Sandpiper, Bank Swallow, and
Cave Swallow).

Weighted for eBird history that puts Kostecke at 171 species (65% of the
number of species previously recorded for Fayette County) and leaves my at
182 species (a lowly 63% of the number of species previously recorded in
Crosby County - with Rich remaining ever so slightly in the lead.

We are both talking a little trash about how great May is going to be,
despite limited, due to professional obligations, opportunities to explore
our counties. We'll see how it goes.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 5/2/17 1:55 pm
From: Jack Chiles <chilesjack...>
Subject: [texbirds] Tuesday morning bird census, Hagerman NWR.
What a great morning of birding. We saw lots of Bobolinks at quite a few different locations along Wildlife Dr. And their song announced their presence. We estimated at least 200 Bobolinks. The two resident Bald Eagles were near the Harris Creek bridge. We saw a flock of Yellow-headed Blackbirds at the large Willow just past Harris Creek. We found 12 species of shorebirds and they were there in large numbers spread out along the Mudflats. We saw two Wood Ducks at Dead Woman Pond. We found a Swainson's Hawk on the west side of the refuge. We had a Warbling Vireo at headquarters just as we were starting our count. We finished the day with 93 species.
http://ebird.org/ebird/iss/view/checklist/email?subID=S36489361
Jack Chiles, Texas master naturalist, and volunteer, Hagerman NWR.
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Date: 5/1/17 8:21 pm
From: Donna Kelly <dkelly163...>
Subject: [texbirds] Miki
Kettle of 50+ Mississippi kite over Rainbows End Escapees rv park about
7:30 pm

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Date: 5/1/17 6:24 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Purple Gallinule, Rare Warblers, and a Beat Up Scoter
Hi, all!


We managed to bag the Purple Gallinule at Estero Llano Grande for Mike and
Sally's last day, and then after dropping Sally off at the airport we
blasted to the Island, picking up new life birds for Mike (Bell's Vireo,
Magnolia and Palm Warbler), and new year birds for me (Redstart, Western
Tanager, and Prairie Warbler, plus the Maggie and Palm)! We also swung by
the pond to see the White-winged Scoter and a second Purple Gallinule for
the day.



Bird List:



Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Mottled Duck

Blue-winged Teal

Redhead

White-winged Scoter

Plain Chachalaca

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron

Tricolored Heron

Green Heron

White Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Turkey Vulture

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Harris's Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Sora

Purple Gallinule

Common Gallinule

Black-necked Stilt

Black-bellied Plover

Lesser Yellowlegs

Stilt Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson's Phalarope

Laughing Gull

Royal Tern

Rock Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Inca Dove

White-tipped Dove

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Groove-billed Ani

Eastern Screech-Owl

Lesser Nighthawk

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Green Parakeet

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Tropical Kingbird

Couch's Kingbird

Western Kingbird

Bell's Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo

Purple Martin

Barn Swallow

Black-crested Titmouse

Carolina Wren

Bewick's Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Swainson's Thrush

Gray Catbird

Curve-billed Thrasher

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Ovenbird

Northern Waterthrush

Tennessee Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Magnolia Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Palm Warbler

Prairie Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Lark Sparrow

Summer Tanager

Western Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Indigo Bunting

Painted Bunting

Dickcissel

Red-winged Blackbird

Great-tailed Grackle

Bronzed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Orchard Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Lesser Goldfinch

House Sparrow



96 SPECIES



Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

www.miriameaglemon.com <http://www.miriameaglemon.com>





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Date: 5/1/17 2:42 pm
From: John Faber <jrfabertx...>
Subject: [texbirds] Fwd: Need help with gull ID
I'm sorry...in my rush to get this email out, I forgot to name what I
thought the bird was.
At this time, I think this bird is a Thayer's Gull. I know this species is
unexpected this time of year. We've had some crazy winds these past few
days.
I don't think it is the Iceland that was observed a few weeks ago. I've
seen photos of that bird and that bird is much more white than the bird I
saw today.
John Faber
Houston TX
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From: John Faber <jrfabertx...>
Date: Mon, May 1, 2017 at 4:08 PM
Subject: Need help with gull ID
To: <texbirds...>


I would like support with this gull ID.
Observed today (Monday 5/1) this early afternoon at Bolivar Flats.

All white/gray gull. Gray primaries; no black anywhere. Black bill. Pinkish
legs. Larger than ring-billed that was nearby. Smaller than herring gull
that was nearby. Unfortunately these other gulls are not in photo, and I
could not get photo with better posture.

Please send me your critiques. Either via texbirds or direct to
<jrfabertx...>

Links to 3 photos:

http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/jrfabertx/media/gull1c_zpsrplmg7pc.jpg.html

http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/jrfabertx/media/gull2c_zpsaeqjbrys.jpg.html

http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/jrfabertx/media/gull3c_zpsvahcsnos.jpg.html

Thanks,
John Faber
Houston TX


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Date: 5/1/17 2:09 pm
From: John Faber <jrfabertx...>
Subject: [texbirds] Need help with gull ID
I would like support with this gull ID.
Observed today (Monday 5/1) this early afternoon at Bolivar Flats.
All white/gray gull. Gray primaries; no black anywhere. Black bill. Pinkish
legs. Larger than ring-billed that was nearby. Smaller than herring gull
that was nearby. Unfortunately these other gulls are not in photo, and I
could not get photo with better posture.

Please send me your critiques. Either via texbirds or direct to
<jrfabertx...>

Links to 3 photos:

http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/jrfabertx/media/gull1c_zpsrplmg7pc.jpg.html

http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/jrfabertx/media/gull2c_zpsaeqjbrys.jpg.html

http://s1072.photobucket.com/user/jrfabertx/media/gull3c_zpsvahcsnos.jpg.html

Thanks,
John Faber
Houston TX


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Date: 4/30/17 9:19 pm
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Lynn County Highlights - Yesterday
Hey Tony,
80 Northern Rough-winged Swallows, in one aggregation, in Lynn County?!
Those are incredible numbers. I guess that's what a strong cold front will
do. Insanity. I'd be happy to find 1 or 2 of the region's hardest-to-get
swallow.

Happy trails!
Justin Bosler
currently in Port Arthur, TX

On Apr 30, 2017 10:52 AM, "Anthony Hewetson" <fattonybirds...> wrote:

> Greetings All:
> I spent most of a cold, overcast, and very windy day in Lynn County
> yesterday, hoping that the front would have stalled some migrant
> songbirds. I did not do particularly well with that particular group of
> birds but it was, despite the steady 6000 mph winds from the north and
> persistent damp, a pretty good day.
>
> Highlights included 68 Blue-winged Teals at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 12
> Blue-winged Teals at the FM 1054 x CR 28 Playas, 4 Blue-winged Teals at the
> FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa, 22 Blue-winged Teals at the FM 2956 Playa, 5
> Blue-winged Teals at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 12 Cinnamon Teals at the FM 1054
> x CR 28 Playa, 2 Cinnamon Teals at the FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa, 12 Cinnamon
> Teals at the FM 2956 Playa, 2 Cinnamon Teals at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 4
> Canvasbacks at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 2 Canvasbacks at the FM 1054 x FM 1313
> Playa, 4 Redheads at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 1 Ring-necked Duck at the FM
> 2956 Playa, 5 Scaled Quails near Wilson, 4 Eared Grebes at the X-CR 20-Y
> Playas, 2 Eared Grebes at the FM 1054 x CR 28 Playa, 2 Virginia Rails at
> the CR EE Wetlands, 1 Virginia Rail at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 18 Black-necked
> Stilts at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 1 Black-necked Stilt at the FM 1054 x CR 28
> Playa, 4 Black-necked Stilts at the FM 2956 Playa, 2 Black-necked Stilts at
> Tahoka Lake Pasture, 47 American Avocets at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 32
> American Avocets at the FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa, 30 American Avocets at the
> FM 2956 Playa, 6 Snowy Plovers at Tahoka Lake, 2 Semipalmated Plovers at
> the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 2 Baird's Sandpipers at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 13
> Least Sandpipers at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 7 Least Sandpipers at Tahoka
> Lake, 1 *White-rumped Sandpiper* at Tahoka Lake, 6 Semipalmated Sandpipers
> at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 4 Semipalmated Sandpipers at Tahoka Lake, 5
> Western Sandpipers at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 6 Western Sandpipers at Tahoka
> Lake, 3 Spotted Sandpipers at the FM 2956 Plays, 1 Spotted Sandpiper at
> Tahoka Lake Pasture, 2 Solitary Sandpipers at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 4
> Greater Yellowlegs at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 1 Greater Yellowlegs at Tahoka
> Lake Pasture, 2 *Willets *at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 4 Lesser Yellowlegs at
> Tahoka Lake Pasture, 1 Wilson's Phalarope at the FM 2956 Playa, 3
> Franklin's Gulls at the FM 1054 x CR 28 Playa, 12 Franklin's Gulls at
> Tahoka Lake, 2 Ring-billed Gulls at the FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa, 160+
> Ring-billed Gulls at Tahoka Lake, 2 Cattle Egrets at the FM 1054 x FM 1313
> Playa, 15 Cattle Egrets at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 23 White-faced Ibises at
> the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 7 White-faced Ibises at the FM 1054 x CR 28 Playa, 2
> White-faced Ibises at the FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa, 32 White-faced Ibises at
> the FM 2956 Playa, 1 Northern Harrier at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 1 Merlin at
> the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 1 Say's Phoebe at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 1 Bell's Vireo
> at the CR EE Wetlands, 2 Common Ravens at the CR EE Wetlands, 60 Tree
> Swallows at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 4 Tree Swallows at the FM 2956 Playa, 80
> Northern Rough-winged Swallows at the X-CR 20-Y Playa, 1 Northern
> Rough-winged Swallow at the FM 1054 x CR 28 Playa, 18 Northern Rough-winged
> Swallows at the FM 2956 Playa, 4 Northern Rough-winged Swallows at Tahoka
> Lake Pasture, 8 Bank Swallows at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 7 Bank Swallows at
> the FM 2956 Playa, 2 Bank Swallows at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 4 Cave Swallows
> at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 1 Rock Wren at the CR EE Wetlands, 2 Marsh Wrens
> at the CR EE Wetlands, 1 Marsh Wren at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 1 Swainson's
> Thrush east of Tahoka, 1 Swainson's Thrush at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 2 Common
> Yellowthroats at the CR EE Wetlands, 1 Common Yellowthroat at Tahoka Lake
> Pasture, 1 Yellow Warbler at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 1 Yellow-breasted Chat at
> Tahoka Lake Pasture, 4 Canyon Towhees at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 6 Chipping
> Sparrows at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 5 Chipping Sparrows at the CR EE
> Wetlands, 17 Chipping Sparrows at the FM 1054 x CR 28 Playa, 10 Chipping
> Sparrows at the FM 2956 Playa, 41 Chipping Sparrows at Tahoka Lake Pasture,
> 4 Clay-colored Sparrows at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 6 Clay-colored Sparrows at
> the FM 1054 x CR 28 Playa, 25 Clay-colored Sparrows at Tahoka Lake Pasture,
> 42 Lark Buntings at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 2 Pyrrhuloxias at Tahoka Lake
> Pasture, 1 Blue Grosbeak at the CR EE Wetlands, 2 Blue Grosbeaks at Tahoka
> Lake Pasture, 1 male *Lazuli Bunting* at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 1 male Indigo
> Bunting at Tahoka Lake Pasture, and 40 Yellow-headed Blackbirds at the X-CR
> 20-Y Playas.
>
> I also had a few highlights in Lubbock County, including 3 Purple Martins
> over my house in the morning, 1 male Rufous Hummingbird at my house in the
> evening, 6 Franklin's Gulls near Woodrow, and 32 Cattle Egrets near
> Woodrow.
>
> Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock
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Date: 4/30/17 8:14 pm
From: Joe and Renee Fischer <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender fischer13 for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Xeriscape Gray Kingbird update
The Gray Kingbird at Xeriscape was observed for 30-45 minutes this afternoon.  It was seen flycatching from the telephone lines that run through the Xeriscape park.  It disappeared twice during this period.  The first time it came back after 5-10 minutes.  There were also several Eastern and Western Kingbirds working these same telephone lines.  I don't think the bird was ever refound after the second disappearance.  I went back to Xeriscape at 5:30PM to look for the bird as several were driving in to see and never refound it.  In general, none of the kingbirds were working the telephone lines later in the day as compared to the mid afternoon observations.  Those that drove in were unable to relocated the bird.  I left Xeriscape at sunset.  The were large numbers of Eastern Kingbirds as well as Western Kingbirds perching in the large salt cedar patch on the western end of Xeriscape at sunset.  I scanned through with the scope, but did not see the target bird.  The bird m
ay still be around as I don't see a reason for it to have vacated the island, so good luck to those in the morning...check the fence lines, phone lines, county park, etc.
I dumped a few photos in to Ebird.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36443875
 Joe Fischer
http://www.pbase.com/joe_e_fischer

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Date: 4/30/17 6:14 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 4-30-17 Lot's of bird @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
4-30-17 Lot's of bird @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Birds were scattered and the searchers felt like there weren't many, but the variety was large--I will have to collate later--too tired and night birder out. We only had a small number of species of warblers and a few came in late to the pond, after the winds died down. Pyrrhuloxia & pair of Hutton's Vireo was my favorite bird reports today. Huge number of people signed in today and left checklists--thank you very much! I'm heading to bed--I expect tomorrow to be great.

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
Life member TOS, SAAS, TAS
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Date: 4/30/17 2:26 pm
From: Nina S <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender birds.nina for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Swallow-tailed Kite - Hooks
Was flying just east of Hooks Woods.

Nina Sitra
@ Hooks


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Date: 4/30/17 1:49 pm
From: GCBO <sheath...>
Subject: [texbirds] Possible Gray Kingbird Brazoria County
All,

We are looking at a bird that we think is a Gray Kingbird at Xeriscape Park on Quintana. It is flycatching from acwire that runs from Holley street into the park.

Sue

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Date: 4/30/17 8:55 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Gray Catbird in Lubbock
Greetings All:
As I was rushing about, filling bird feeders earlier this morning, I
flushed a Gray Catbird from the sunflowers popping up around my water
feature into the depths of my backyard brush pile.

Given the odd assortment of migrants seen yesterday (Lazuli Buntings,
Indigo Bunting, Rufous Hummingbird) and today (Gray Catbird) one would
think that there would be a few more migratory warblers about.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 4/30/17 8:52 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Lynn County Highlights - Yesterday
Greetings All:
I spent most of a cold, overcast, and very windy day in Lynn County
yesterday, hoping that the front would have stalled some migrant
songbirds. I did not do particularly well with that particular group of
birds but it was, despite the steady 6000 mph winds from the north and
persistent damp, a pretty good day.

Highlights included 68 Blue-winged Teals at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 12
Blue-winged Teals at the FM 1054 x CR 28 Playas, 4 Blue-winged Teals at the
FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa, 22 Blue-winged Teals at the FM 2956 Playa, 5
Blue-winged Teals at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 12 Cinnamon Teals at the FM 1054
x CR 28 Playa, 2 Cinnamon Teals at the FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa, 12 Cinnamon
Teals at the FM 2956 Playa, 2 Cinnamon Teals at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 4
Canvasbacks at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 2 Canvasbacks at the FM 1054 x FM 1313
Playa, 4 Redheads at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 1 Ring-necked Duck at the FM
2956 Playa, 5 Scaled Quails near Wilson, 4 Eared Grebes at the X-CR 20-Y
Playas, 2 Eared Grebes at the FM 1054 x CR 28 Playa, 2 Virginia Rails at
the CR EE Wetlands, 1 Virginia Rail at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 18 Black-necked
Stilts at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 1 Black-necked Stilt at the FM 1054 x CR 28
Playa, 4 Black-necked Stilts at the FM 2956 Playa, 2 Black-necked Stilts at
Tahoka Lake Pasture, 47 American Avocets at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 32
American Avocets at the FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa, 30 American Avocets at the
FM 2956 Playa, 6 Snowy Plovers at Tahoka Lake, 2 Semipalmated Plovers at
the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 2 Baird's Sandpipers at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 13
Least Sandpipers at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 7 Least Sandpipers at Tahoka
Lake, 1 *White-rumped Sandpiper* at Tahoka Lake, 6 Semipalmated Sandpipers
at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 4 Semipalmated Sandpipers at Tahoka Lake, 5
Western Sandpipers at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 6 Western Sandpipers at Tahoka
Lake, 3 Spotted Sandpipers at the FM 2956 Plays, 1 Spotted Sandpiper at
Tahoka Lake Pasture, 2 Solitary Sandpipers at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 4
Greater Yellowlegs at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 1 Greater Yellowlegs at Tahoka
Lake Pasture, 2 *Willets *at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 4 Lesser Yellowlegs at
Tahoka Lake Pasture, 1 Wilson's Phalarope at the FM 2956 Playa, 3
Franklin's Gulls at the FM 1054 x CR 28 Playa, 12 Franklin's Gulls at
Tahoka Lake, 2 Ring-billed Gulls at the FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa, 160+
Ring-billed Gulls at Tahoka Lake, 2 Cattle Egrets at the FM 1054 x FM 1313
Playa, 15 Cattle Egrets at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 23 White-faced Ibises at
the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 7 White-faced Ibises at the FM 1054 x CR 28 Playa, 2
White-faced Ibises at the FM 1054 x FM 1313 Playa, 32 White-faced Ibises at
the FM 2956 Playa, 1 Northern Harrier at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 1 Merlin at
the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 1 Say's Phoebe at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 1 Bell's Vireo
at the CR EE Wetlands, 2 Common Ravens at the CR EE Wetlands, 60 Tree
Swallows at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 4 Tree Swallows at the FM 2956 Playa, 80
Northern Rough-winged Swallows at the X-CR 20-Y Playa, 1 Northern
Rough-winged Swallow at the FM 1054 x CR 28 Playa, 18 Northern Rough-winged
Swallows at the FM 2956 Playa, 4 Northern Rough-winged Swallows at Tahoka
Lake Pasture, 8 Bank Swallows at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 7 Bank Swallows at
the FM 2956 Playa, 2 Bank Swallows at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 4 Cave Swallows
at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 1 Rock Wren at the CR EE Wetlands, 2 Marsh Wrens
at the CR EE Wetlands, 1 Marsh Wren at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 1 Swainson's
Thrush east of Tahoka, 1 Swainson's Thrush at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 2 Common
Yellowthroats at the CR EE Wetlands, 1 Common Yellowthroat at Tahoka Lake
Pasture, 1 Yellow Warbler at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 1 Yellow-breasted Chat at
Tahoka Lake Pasture, 4 Canyon Towhees at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 6 Chipping
Sparrows at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 5 Chipping Sparrows at the CR EE
Wetlands, 17 Chipping Sparrows at the FM 1054 x CR 28 Playa, 10 Chipping
Sparrows at the FM 2956 Playa, 41 Chipping Sparrows at Tahoka Lake Pasture,
4 Clay-colored Sparrows at the X-CR 20-Y Playas, 6 Clay-colored Sparrows at
the FM 1054 x CR 28 Playa, 25 Clay-colored Sparrows at Tahoka Lake Pasture,
42 Lark Buntings at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 2 Pyrrhuloxias at Tahoka Lake
Pasture, 1 Blue Grosbeak at the CR EE Wetlands, 2 Blue Grosbeaks at Tahoka
Lake Pasture, 1 male *Lazuli Bunting* at Tahoka Lake Pasture, 1 male Indigo
Bunting at Tahoka Lake Pasture, and 40 Yellow-headed Blackbirds at the X-CR
20-Y Playas.

I also had a few highlights in Lubbock County, including 3 Purple Martins
over my house in the morning, 1 male Rufous Hummingbird at my house in the
evening, 6 Franklin's Gulls near Woodrow, and 32 Cattle Egrets near Woodrow.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 4/30/17 7:29 am
From: Clay Taylor <Clay.Taylor...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Plovers, least terns and access or why do birders do what they do
You are allowed to vent, Joe. Well put.

Unfortunately, too many birders treat the birds they watch as if those birds were put there expressly for their own entertainment and amusement, and they can treat them as they like.

To make matters worse, those same people cannot understand how and why "the kids" are so enamored with Pokemon Go! At the very least, the Pokemon-finders are not condemning nests to predation and nestlings to exposure and stress.

As for the fee-dodging, it is indeed baffling, especially when the fee-dodgers are driving a big SUV and wearing all-khaki, micro-fiber activewear and sensible shoes. It CAN'T be about the money.


Clay Taylor
TOS Life Member
Calallen (Corpus Christi) TX
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401-965-9064



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From: <texbirds-bounce...> [mailto:<texbirds-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Joseph Kennedy
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2017 3:40 PM
To: 4 Texbirds Maillist <texbirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Plovers, least terns and access or why do birders do what they do

I have had several meetings with other birders along the coast recently that make me wonder why some or many birders have little regard for the birds. And have little regard for cost and effort needed to keep some of the best birding areas in the country looking good. Having just spent a couple of weeks in California, I know that they do not act there like they do when they come here.
And why would anybody continue to post about birds if it attracts such people rather than those that enjoy and care about the birds.

I met a nice gentleman out on bolivar flats who wanted to take pictures of snowy plovers. Especially if they are nesting. He mentioned that he had been out on the flats on east beach and gotten pictures. Since the flats are barricaded and marked with keep out signs, that seemed a little odd.
But when I went to east beach to where the plovers nested last year and where 2 pairs were present again what did I find but a broken rope and footprints going out to the plovers.

One the same day, a group complained that the walk from the parking on east beach was so far from the birds that they could not bird. I explained that the area by the jetty for the fishermen was a short walk but they stated that people from their state do not pay to go anywhere to bird. And they parked at the bollards with no parking permit and went into high island on Winnie street so they did not have to pay. When I was in their state, they sure charged me to go to most good birding areas but then some of the highways near parks almost are blocked so people can walk in for free. 5 out of 5 cars at the bollards the other day had no parking stickers.

And then last year there was the "professional photographer" of least terns and their babies who spent a couple of weeks at bolivar to document that least terns feed fish to the babies which no one knew before. He climbed into the nesting area when no one was around, when asked to move more than
10 feet from a baby tern waiting for food, he said 5 minutes and more than an hour later he was still there. May have stepped on or next to an egg outside the barrier that was well marked but it was too much trouble to walk 5 feet out of his way. Never posted anything so the pictures are buried in the back of his closet. Fishermen called the game warden several times but the wardens were across the bay and the deputies were also tied up otherwise there would have been a solution to the problem. And no sticker for the 2 weeks.

Anyway, enough grumping for the day. Enjoy birding but think of the birds first.

--
Joseph C. Kennedy
on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
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Date: 4/30/17 7:27 am
From: Winnie Burkett <dmarc-noreply-modpost...> (Redacted sender wbburkett for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] High Island this morning
Birdier then any morning so far this spring.
Black-whispered Vireo was seen in Smith Oaks yesterday afternoon

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Date: 4/30/17 7:08 am
From: T. David Griffith <tdavidg...>
Subject: [texbirds] Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks Near Blessing
This is late reporting, typically we have 2 Black-bellied Whistling
Ducks under or near our deer feeder in the morning and evening on our
place about 3 miles east of Blessing in western Matagorda County. Not
quite as often, we have had 4, occasionally 6 and a couple of times 8.
The pair showed up about mid-April and lately we regularly see then at
about 8 - 9 am and then later at about 6 - 7 pm. We do not know if the
pairs are the same in the morning and evening.

David Griffith
Blessing

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Date: 4/29/17 5:45 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 4-29-17 EIGHT wa, McGillivray's Warbler @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
4-29-17 EIGHT wa, McGillivray's Warbler @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Black-and-white Warbler, Nashville Warbler, McGillivray's Warbler , Common Yellowthroat ,American Redstart ,Black-throated-green Warbler ,Wilson's Warbler & Yellow-breasted Chat @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
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Date: 4/29/17 2:32 pm
From: Warblers Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary <warblerwoods...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Plovers, least terns and access or why do birders do what they do
I agree Joseph--birders carry expensive equipment, but will avoid fees like a plague and take advantage of places that ask for donations too! TOS used to have trouble with their sanctuaries not having many donations too. I looked at some of the latest High Island photos with hundreds of people looking at birds and I wondered if they had bothered to pay the small fee to bird or donate to those not asking for a specific fee. It costs a lot of money to keep a property open to the public and to maintain things, in fact, the porti-potti is $80/month or $55/month if you do it on a yearly basis. Insurance alone is increased from these things. I was on a guided trip in Alaska and we stopped off at a state park before going to the airport and I stayed with the van and the guide refused to pay for the fee for the group since they were only going to be there several hours and I was left with his vehicle that didn't have proof of paying the fee! I found that crazy, but that happened ofte
n. For some reason, there are a lot of birders that don't like paying a small fee. We had 17 people on a trip recently at our property and we had a $5 bill and two $1 bills at the end of the day and more people came later. We pay 55% of the expenses for Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary and when you take away the few larger donations, the donation box gets a small percentage of our donations. It actually costs us a significant amount/person for visitors, money that we wouldn't be spending for ourselves. Repairs, maintenance, special projects, mosquito dunks, paying $10 and up for labor to get things done, etc., adds up quickly. We do this because we like to share our unique property with others and we meet some really neat people along the way, but it is a lot of work. Don misses most of the neat birds due to continuing to work at 73 and if not that working professionally, he is trying to keep things going here. We are so thankful for the volunteers that we get, and if we didn't
have your help, it would be too much. One lady made us 100 checklists/maps and brought them to us Wednesday and we are most appreciative.
Photographers will also bend the rules to get that photo, including getting that last picture of a nesting bird. It must be quite hard for the birds nesting on the beach and I find it sad when they are disturbed. We closed one trail due to a nightjar near the trail that was nesting and when Don put up the stayout tape, one photographer asked to let them in first, before putting up the tape!

So, please consider donating the cost of going to a movie to your favorite charity--we ourselves never go to a movie, so I don't know what that event would cost. Consider donating your labor for an hour or two for your favorite charity--usually, it is the same people that are doing most of the work. Thank the volunteers for what they do--it is a lot of work and they are missing out on enjoying the birds, while they keep the world going round. Be thankful for the Master Naturalists--they really make a difference with their volunteer efforts. Take a young person birding with you--we need to expose the youth to the glory of nature!

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
Life member TOS, SAAS, TAS

> On Apr 29, 2017, at 3:39 PM, Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...> wrote:
>
> I have had several meetings with other birders along the coast recently
> that make me wonder why some or many birders have little regard for the
> birds. And have little regard for cost and effort needed to keep some of
> the best birding areas in the country looking good. Having just spent a
> couple of weeks in California, I know that they do not act there like they
> do when they come here.
> And why would anybody continue to post about birds if it attracts such
> people rather than those that enjoy and care about the birds.
>
> I met a nice gentleman out on bolivar flats who wanted to take pictures of
> snowy plovers. Especially if they are nesting. He mentioned that he had
> been out on the flats on east beach and gotten pictures. Since the flats
> are barricaded and marked with keep out signs, that seemed a little odd.
> But when I went to east beach to where the plovers nested last year and
> where 2 pairs were present again what did I find but a broken rope and
> footprints going out to the plovers.
>
> One the same day, a group complained that the walk from the parking on east
> beach was so far from the birds that they could not bird. I explained that
> the area by the jetty for the fishermen was a short walk but they stated
> that people from their state do not pay to go anywhere to bird. And they
> parked at the bollards with no parking permit and went into high island on
> Winnie street so they did not have to pay. When I was in their state, they
> sure charged me to go to most good birding areas but then some of the
> highways near parks almost are blocked so people can walk in for free. 5
> out of 5 cars at the bollards the other day had no parking stickers.
>
> And then last year there was the "professional photographer" of least terns
> and their babies who spent a couple of weeks at bolivar to document that
> least terns feed fish to the babies which no one knew before. He climbed
> into the nesting area when no one was around, when asked to move more than
> 10 feet from a baby tern waiting for food, he said 5 minutes and more than
> an hour later he was still there. May have stepped on or next to an egg
> outside the barrier that was well marked but it was too much trouble to
> walk 5 feet out of his way. Never posted anything so the pictures are
> buried in the back of his closet. Fishermen called the game warden several
> times but the wardens were across the bay and the deputies were also tied
> up otherwise there would have been a solution to the problem. And no
> sticker for the 2 weeks.
>
> Anyway, enough grumping for the day. Enjoy birding but think of the birds
> first.
>
> --
> Joseph C. Kennedy
> on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
> <Josephkennedy36...>
>
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Date: 4/29/17 2:18 pm
From: David Sarkozi <david...>
Subject: [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update 428 species
We ran our State Wide Big Day yesterday and I was able to add 3
species to my year total as a result, see the blog update at:

http://davidsbigyear.blogspot.com/2017/04/big-day.html


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Date: 4/29/17 1:40 pm
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Plovers, least terns and access or why do birders do what they do
I have had several meetings with other birders along the coast recently
that make me wonder why some or many birders have little regard for the
birds. And have little regard for cost and effort needed to keep some of
the best birding areas in the country looking good. Having just spent a
couple of weeks in California, I know that they do not act there like they
do when they come here.
And why would anybody continue to post about birds if it attracts such
people rather than those that enjoy and care about the birds.

I met a nice gentleman out on bolivar flats who wanted to take pictures of
snowy plovers. Especially if they are nesting. He mentioned that he had
been out on the flats on east beach and gotten pictures. Since the flats
are barricaded and marked with keep out signs, that seemed a little odd.
But when I went to east beach to where the plovers nested last year and
where 2 pairs were present again what did I find but a broken rope and
footprints going out to the plovers.

One the same day, a group complained that the walk from the parking on east
beach was so far from the birds that they could not bird. I explained that
the area by the jetty for the fishermen was a short walk but they stated
that people from their state do not pay to go anywhere to bird. And they
parked at the bollards with no parking permit and went into high island on
Winnie street so they did not have to pay. When I was in their state, they
sure charged me to go to most good birding areas but then some of the
highways near parks almost are blocked so people can walk in for free. 5
out of 5 cars at the bollards the other day had no parking stickers.

And then last year there was the "professional photographer" of least terns
and their babies who spent a couple of weeks at bolivar to document that
least terns feed fish to the babies which no one knew before. He climbed
into the nesting area when no one was around, when asked to move more than
10 feet from a baby tern waiting for food, he said 5 minutes and more than
an hour later he was still there. May have stepped on or next to an egg
outside the barrier that was well marked but it was too much trouble to
walk 5 feet out of his way. Never posted anything so the pictures are
buried in the back of his closet. Fishermen called the game warden several
times but the wardens were across the bay and the deputies were also tied
up otherwise there would have been a solution to the problem. And no
sticker for the 2 weeks.

Anyway, enough grumping for the day. Enjoy birding but think of the birds
first.

--
Joseph C. Kennedy
on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
<Josephkennedy36...>


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Date: 4/29/17 1:16 pm
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] Pictures from Sabine area sunday
Headed out to sabine woods and the area on sunday morning. Started the day
on backridge road as usual and had none of the usual shorebirds or
grasspipers as all of the usual wet areas including the brackish ones were
dry. Seaside sparrows were singing. Went on down to the coast road and had
a fly-in-front black-billed cuckoo a little before Texas Point exactly
where I had one a year before. It banked and spread its tail to make sure I
did not miss it.
Went on down past the woods to start and the little bushes in the inland
part of the state park had a flock of 4 western kingbirds and 4 eastern
kingbirds.

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353544

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353545

they were sort of napping and catching cooled dragonflies from in the bushes

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353547

Each time the got one others would try to steal it

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353546

Eventually a mockingbird claimed all of the bushes and the kingbirds were
pushed down by the boat launch

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353547

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353549

Down by the Mcfaddin entrance a single lark sparrow was hopping around

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353561

It was around all day in the short grass next to the road

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353562

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353565

The area also had common nighthawks

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353558

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353559

As the day went on the roadside attracted more and more indigo buntings

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353581

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353583

Most were kept moving as lots of people were heading to the beaches at the
state park

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353582

Females out there too

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353580

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353579

In the main part of the park pond, a Wilson's phalarope was feeding

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353593

They really stretch out to grab little bugs

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353596

Each time it caught something one of the lesser yellowlegs tried to get in
on the good stuff

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353594

But they also fed alone

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353589

Long-billed dowitchers looked long-billed

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353591

A good number of barn and tree swallows were feeding over the water and
gleaning small insects. After looking at odd swallows, it turned out that
many were semipalmated sandpipers hover feeding like the swallows

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353592

On the way back to the woods, a lesser nighthawk flew beside the car and
then perched on the white line on the side of the road

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353541

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353543

The woods were very busy with bigger and brighter colored birds. Swainson's
thrushes and summer tanagers were maybe the most common

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353604

this thrush was hacking up bug parts

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353605

It was very tame feeding in the path

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353606

It hopped around the corner and transmogrified into a gray-cheeked thrush

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353602

Note that gray-cheeked thrushes are much more afternoon birds than the
swainson's thrushes as they are coming from a long way further south. When
I was banding south of New Orleans it was at least 5 or 6 hours later for
the gray-cheeks to appear.

Orchard orioles were common in the woods but seemed to be rather scarce in
some the scrubby places along the roads

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353613

And big birds mean rose-breasted grosbeaks

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353615

And summer tanagers

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353618

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353619

And black-crowned night herons were roosting in the open along with the
yellow-crowned night herons

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/165353622

All the pictures with more of the sparrow, thrushes etc can be browsed at

http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/inbox

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Joseph C. Kennedy
on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
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Date: 4/29/17 10:49 am
From: Susan Foster <idratherbebirding...>
Subject: [texbirds] Rockport Sooty Tern -yes
Two in the same spot. They both flew, and then one came back. Neat!
Susan Foster
Rockport

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Date: 4/29/17 10:19 am
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Pictures from Estero, et al
Hi, all! Pictures from yesterday's excursion around the Valley (brief
report and bird list was sent out this morning) are up on my Facebook page:


https://www.facebook.com/marybeth.stowe



Enjoy! MB



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Alamo, TX

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Date: 4/29/17 7:08 am
From: Frank Bumgardner <fbumgardner...>
Subject: [texbirds] FOS Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Had FOS male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in backyard in China Spring, McLennan
County at 0745 this morning.



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Date: 4/29/17 5:54 am
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Estero, Weaver Road, Tiocano, and Wallace Road
Hi, all!


We split up the day yesterday to avoid the heat, and hit Estero Llano Grande
early for Valley specialties (thanks again to Huck for finding that Pauraque
:)) and a Bullock's Oriole in the TZ! Word came over the RBA of Hudsonian
Godwits and a Sprague's Pipit at Weaver Road Sod Farms, so we headed over
there and got great looks at American Golden Plover and Buff-breasted
Sandpipers (plus several dowitchers), but no Hudwit or pipit (although Linda
photographed a Grasshopper Sparrow that the rest of us overlooked)! Then we
made a quick stop at Tiocano Lake (lots of spoonbills) before heading home
for siesta.



My friend Pat called to say she had a Chuck-will's-widow in her yard, so we
walked down to see that, then around 5:00 we headed out to Wallace Road,
where we picked up Dickcissel, Painted and Indigo Buntings, and White-tailed
Kite around the ag fields and thornscrub. The wetlands were in great shape,
and added Anhinga to the list there (heard the Fulvous WD, but never spotted
it). Ended up with 92 species for the day!



Bird List:



Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Fulvous Whistling-Duck

Mottled Duck

Plain Chachalaca

Northern Bobwhite

Least Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Neotropic Cormorant

Anhinga

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Tricolored Heron

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

White Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill

Turkey Vulture

Osprey

White-tailed Kite

Harris's Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Common Gallinule

American Coot

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

American Golden-Plover

Killdeer

Spotted Sandpiper

Lesser Yellowlegs

Stilt Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson's Phalarope

Laughing Gull

Gull-billed Tern

Rock Pigeon

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Inca Dove

White-tipped Dove

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Groove-billed Ani

Lesser Nighthawk

Common Pauraque

Chuck-will's-widow

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Ringed Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Crested Caracara

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Tropical Kingbird

Couch's Kingbird

Western Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Loggerhead Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Horned Lark

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Purple Martin

Barn Swallow

Carolina Wren

Clay-colored Thrush

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Common Yellowthroat

Olive Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Summer Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Indigo Bunting

Painted Bunting

Dickcissel

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Great-tailed Grackle

Bronzed Cowbird

Bullock's Oriole

Lesser Goldfinch

House Sparrow



92 SPECIES



Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

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Date: 4/28/17 6:35 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 4-28-17 Whip-poor-will @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
4-28-17 Whip-poor-will @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Whip and Chuck calling!

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
Lone Star Land Steward Winner 2011. GCBO Site Partner
Life member TOS, SAAS, TAS

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Date: 4/28/17 5:58 pm
From: Susan Schaezler <susan...>
Subject: [texbirds] 4-28-17 Six Warblers @ Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary
Orange-crowned, Nashville, Yellow, American Redstart, Tennessee Warblers, Yellow-breasted Chat, Swainson's Thrush, Gray Catbirds, Blue-headed Vireos, White-eyed Vireos, Least Flycatcher, Summer Tanager, Indigo & Painted Buntings, Dickcissel's, ~60 species, but again, lots of visitors and only 1 checklist and none ebirded, plus I continue to have problems with people signing in--frustrating to share your property and ask for people to sign in and leave a list and at the end of the day, few do. Last Saturday, we were out of parking several times and ~30 visitors and we ended up with 2 checklists and only a handful signed in and a $5 bill donated in the donation box. Spring Migration is such fun--lots of birders show up only then and fun to see. Today, we had Daniel Large visit to see the Striped Coral-root Orchid and many of you will remember him as the wonderful child birder that San Antonio Audubon welcomed and he was always impressive and it was fun to see him as an adult. He is
getting ready to go to Cornell University for Grad school in Environmental Studies. Cornell is lucky to have him! Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary , Cibolo/Schertz, Warblerwoods.org, Susan Schaezler
Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org, http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L213585?yr=cur
501(c)(3) Cibolo/Schertz/Guadalupe County
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Date: 4/28/17 5:47 pm
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Lubbock Area Highlights from the week
Greetings All:
Yesterday prevening - as I was headed home from work - I saw a flock of 7
Franklin's Gulls flying over the Market Street United at Quaker Avenue x
19th Street.

This morning - as I was on my way into work - I had a close encounter
(roughly two meters) with a female Virginia's Warbler in the oak trees
between the TTUHSC building and the library.

Not bad for a busy, busy work week.

Anthony 'Fat Tony' Hewetson; Lubbock


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Date: 4/28/17 1:42 pm
From: Rhandy Helton <rjhelton...>
Subject: [texbirds] Junction
A few Junction area notes:

Junction Ralph Ingram Memorial Tennis Center (ebird designation)--
Yellow-headed Blackbird (on most days)
Bullock's Oriole (pair nesting in area)
Vermilion Flycatcher
Clay-colored Sparrow (many)
Bell's Vireo


Junction Wastewater Ponds (WTP on ebird)--main gate into facility is open for driving and looking from road. Sludge Pond totally dry so no shorebirds. Ducks departed except for few Ruddy's and Blue-winged Teal. Yellow-headed Blackbirds on most days (scan pond levees).


South Llano Paddling Trail (ebird designation) or otherwise known as Flatrock Road crossing of river in town (road to Texas Tech campus)----probably best bet for Ringed or Green Kingfisher. I, and several others, have had them several times this week.Early morning seems best. You can get a good list at this location in just a few minutes including Yellow Warbler, Blue Grosbeak, Rough-winged Swallow, Yellow-throated Warbler and others.


Easter Pageant Hill---south of town near golf course and county fairgrounds, under the big USA flag on Lover's Leap---Scott's Oriole, Black-capped Vireo and Varied Bunting. The bunting (male only so far) has been observed and seen by multiple observers, photographed, mornings and p.m., singing a lot. Please do not use electronic device on this bird----it will either run the bird off or he will retreat so high up on the hill you will need a telescope to see him. Listen and scan the top of vegetation. Painted Bunting and Blue Grosbeak are also present.


South Llano River State Park-----even with the extreme heat and wind birding has been good, especially at the bird blinds. Black-capped Vireo is coming to the blinds(Agarita, Lora's and Juniper) numerous times during the day. Golden-cheeked Warbler is coming to Lora's Bird Blind and I had the bird there today at noon. The vireo can, with a little patience can be found by walking around on the trail at Agarita Blind. The warbler is singing much less and is more of a challenge now. Hike the Warbler Trail up past Deer Blind 8. They will sing sporadically in a.m. The afternoon is pretty much dead. At Agarita this a.m. a beautiful male MacGillivray's Warbler came in 4-5 times. Also present were: Wilson's Warbler, many Nashville Warblers, Orange-crowned Warbler, Swainson's Thrush, Bullock's Oriole and Black-capped Vireo. The vireo came in several times before 8:30 a.m. A Yellow-throated Vireo was coming in to Lora's Blind around noon. Cassin's Sparrow can be heard calling out of the window
at Lora's Blind. They are in the big field close by. In the park Chuck's are calling at night as are Poorwills. Along the river trail many Indigo Buntings, Summer Tanagers and Acadian Flycatcher at far eastern corner of park property. Holly Platz (fPark Interpreter) has had the Zone-tailed Hawk 3 times in past week, twice over park office and once in Junction.


Good Birding everyone,


Rhandy J. Helton
Junction, Texas

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Date: 4/28/17 1:40 pm
From: Susan Foster <idratherbebirding...>
Subject: [texbirds] Rockport Sooty Tern- Yes
Showing itself at 8:04 am

Susan Foster
Rockport

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Date: 4/28/17 1:29 pm
From: Joseph Kennedy <josephkennedy36...>
Subject: [texbirds] East Beach, bolivar and texas city yesterday: big birds and waterbirding
After bad luck looking for little birds for several weeks, I decided to
skip the effort and go after big birds out in the open.
Got on what used to be the sunrise ferry but the sun rises sooner. Poked
around in Port bolivar but most spots continue dry and the mulberries etc
were empty.

Fort travis looks great for grasspipers but only had 6 black-bellied
plovers.

Going out Retillon Road, one black rail was calling at 8:09 a little
further toward the beach than past listenings.

Was the first person out on the beach unless they really went and left
early and not a soul around until I was heading back when people started
arriving.

Driving down to the bollards, I did not see a single gull or tern. Had one
red knot and 3 piping plovers all unbanded as were all seen on the day.
Lots of sanderling and dunlins resting in the sargassum windrow. Also a few
western willets, turnstones etc.

Parked and just after going through the wire, a hunting peregrine way down
the way went looking for breakfast. Everyone except the pelicans got up and
after lots of swirling about 500 birds headed east past me and apparently
migrated up the coast as they did not come back. Other birds headed to east
beach. Had a snowy plover male acting territorial but did not see any
female.

About 100 yards or so down the beach, a flock of 15 lesser scaup and the
oldsquaw were sitting. One scaup and the oldsquaw was still there when I
left and ignored 15 people standing around but it did stand for a few
seconds.

Walking down had 5 piping plovers and really lots of sanderlings and
dunlin. About that time the peregrine or someone akin put all up again.
There were good numbers of birds way down there almost all asleep and then
after an hour they started to wake and walk or fly east. Then they erupted
again but I saw no one and then one more when a caracara went down the
vegetation line.

The great black-backed gull was down there as well as the adult lesser
black-backed gull. 3 franklin's gulls flew in from inland but turned around
and went back inland.

Went east from Retillon along the beach to the cut when a neat adult all
white gull went by. Could have been a color challenged herring or anything.
It appeared to stop so I went out Magnolia and back with no luck. Had
another odd plumaged bird further east and I followed along for several
miles with it gaining and never found any other gulls for it to join. And
then a 3rd odd gull on the dike which is likely another herring odd
plumage. Lots of ratty gulls out there to be the ratty gull of the summer
if they last that long.

Came back across the ferry to east beach and there were lots of sanderlings
and turnstones resting. A few gulls and terns. Got my season pass so am
ready for the summer.

Stopped by pelican island for the tropical kingbird but A&M is improving
the wetland lots more by removing mulberry trees and cover which sort of
contravenes the purpose of the wetlands agreement that offset something
else they did.

Went on up to the dike and found a pile of fish heads with a few gulls,
sanderlings, turnstones and other scavengers like a American oystercatcher,
2 Bonaparte's gulls and a baird's sandpiper slumming with such ilk. One
scaup and a bleached red-breasted merganser were the things. 3 American
oystercatchers also went by with great calling and chasing. several
yellow-crowned night herons were crabbing and there was a very bleached
black-crowned night heron.

They are greatly improving the dike for people by filling in wet spots and
bulldozing the remaining grassy area so there is less and less spot for
birds. Very few birds on the sand

Going home an osprey was perched on the Bucky's sign along the freeway and
traffic was really bad for no apparent reason most of the way home.

The new lanes going north are done and all they have to do is remove the
barrels and the great bottleneck north of Nasa is gone. Until the create
another one as the work on the freeway was going on back in 1966 on my
first visit going up from Galveston.

But the really tame baird's sandpiper who almost went under my car was the
bird of the day but a great black-backed gull is not that bad. There are
either 2 or 3 of them that have been around this winter. But never together.

--
Joseph C. Kennedy
on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston
<Josephkennedy36...>


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Date: 4/28/17 8:51 am
From: Robert Becker <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender robertjbecker for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Lafitte's Cove
On Friday, there were at least 15 warbler species at Lafitte's Cove, the best total that I have encountered this spring at this site. I had Golden-winged Warbler (2), Chestnut-sided, Bay-breasted, Magnolia, Blackpoll (2), Black-and-white, Worm-eating, Tennessee (3), Nashville, Yellow, Black-throated Green, Common Yellow-throat (10+), American Redstart, and Ovenbird. The Mourning Warbler also was reportedly seen. Vireo species including the continuing Black-whiskered, Yellow-throated, Blue-headed, Red-eyed and Warbling (6+).
Bob Becker, Galveston



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Date: 4/28/17 7:55 am
From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Harris's Hawks, plovers and chat - Lynn County
Hello all,
On Tuesday, 25 April, I had a few exciting finds in Lynn County. The most
surprising was a pair of Harris's Hawks at the CR EE wetlands. They seemed
settled in and were observed copulating on multiple occasions. Also at this
location were 2 singing Bell's Vireos, at least one singing Blue Grosbeak
and a glut of Bullock's Orioles and Spizella sparrows, both Chipping and
Clay-colored. Virginia Rails likely breed here with 2-3 vocal birds,
including a singing male before the wind picked up. The Marsh Wrens appear
to be gone leading me to believe that they are only winter residents. They
seem to have been replaced by several Common Yellowthroats.

​At the smaller playa on CR 20, between CR X and Y, was a basic American
Golden-Plover and a group of 4 Semipalmated Plovers. ​There was also a
displaying Yellow-breasted Chat in the salt cedar thicket adjacent to the
playa.

Good birding,
Justin Bosler
Austin, TX

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Wildlife Biologist
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Date: 4/28/17 7:51 am
From: Bryce Hardway <brycehardway21...>
Subject: [texbirds] Black-whispered Vireo RFI
Hey all!

My dad and I are headed down to Galveston tonight to try to see the vireo at Lafitte's Cove. I know it was seen yesterday but if it's seen today, can somebody let me know? It would be much appreciated.

Thanks and good birding,

Bryce Hardway
Lago Vista

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Date: 4/27/17 7:39 pm
From: Arman Moreno <armanmorenobirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] Austin Area Rare Bird Alert
This is the Austin Area Rare Bird Alert and has been updated through
4/27/2017. 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 <armanmorenobirds...> If submitting a
bird sighting, please include species name, location details, and contact
information.

-Rarities found this week-

Three GLOSSY IBIS were observed off of Shallow Ford West Rd between Belton
and Temple in Bell County, on 4/26. The birds were mixed within a large
group of White-faced Ibis.

A COMMON LOON was a photographed at Hornsby Bend in Travis County on 4/25.
The bird continued through the morning of 4/26 but was observed flying
west.

A ZONE-TAILED HAWK was reported flying over a private residence in Lago
Vista, just across the lake from Pace Bend Park on 4/26.

Two LESSER NIGHTHAWKs have returned and were photographed flying around the
intersection of Anderson Lane & Northcross Dr in Austin, Travis County, on
4/24. This is the same location where bird were observed for much of last
summer.

a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was reported from Commons Ford Park in West Austin,
Travis County, on 4/27. The bird was observed on a utility pole between the
ranger's cabin and the barn. This species is present in very small numbers
in Bastrop County but is rare this far west.

A GREAT KISKADEE was observed flying downstream of the Colorado River
Preserve in Central Austin, Travis County, on 4/25.

A HUTTON'S VIREO was reported from the headquarters of the Balcones
Canyonlands NWR northwest of Austin, Travis County, on 4/23.

A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was reported from Walnut Creek Park in North
Austin, Travis County, on 4/26.


-Continuing bird(s) from previous week-

Two LEAST GREBEs continue in Williamson County through 4/23 off Parksville
Way and Fairweather Way. Another Grebe was found off Witter Lane in Bell
County on 4/22.

A BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD continued it's long stay at a private residence
in South Austin, Travis, on 4/23. The bird has likely departed, as it has
not been observed since.

A HUTTON'S VIREO continues at Warbler Woods, Guadalupe County, on 4/26.

The long-staying WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH continues at Riverview Park in
Seguin, Guadalupe County, on 4/26. The bird was last reported near the
main pavilion.

Arman Moreno
Austin, TX

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*Reports for the Austin area RBA cover a 60-mile radius, centered on the
Capitol in downtown Austin. Bird sightings mentioned here have been
filtered and scrutinized by the compiler and are believed to be genuine.
Photo or audio documentation for species with challenging IDs will be
mentioned if they are known to exist. *


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Date: 4/27/17 4:58 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Sparrow Road Site Page
Hi, all!


Finally finished the "Sparrow Road Route" site page on the Hidalgo County
Birding Pages website; as with all the site pages it provides directions,
descriptions, photos, and an interactive checklist of birds seen on the
route with seasonal and relative abundance data (not comprehensive). Here's
the link:



http://miriameaglemon.com/Birding%20Pages/Hidalgo%20County%20Birding%20Pages
/By%20Site/Sparrow%20Road%20Route.html



If the above link breaks up, try this one:



http://tinyurl.com/m2yhjv3



If you notice any glaring errors, please let me know! Enjoy,



MB



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Alamo, TX

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Date: 4/27/17 2:51 pm
From: Hannah Buschert <Hannah.Buschert...>
Subject: [texbirds] Sheldon Lake State Park Big Sit!
Good afternoon,
Sheldon Lake State Park and Environmental Learning Center had planned our Big Sit! for the Great Texas Birding Classic this Saturday, April 29th. After looking at the forecast, we have decided to switch to Sunday, May 7th. Hope you are able to join us!

Thank you,

Hannah Buschert
Park Ranger II (Lead Interpreter)
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Sheldon Lake State Park
14140 Garrett Road
Houston, Texas 77044
(281) 456-2800 x232
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Date: 4/27/17 11:56 am
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Quinta Mazatlan & Old Hidalgo Pumphouse
Hi, all!


Took visiting birders Linda and Evan and Linda and Bill out this morning to
Quinta Mazatln and Old Hidalgo Pumphouse for some local birding; nothing
out of the ordinary, but had fleeting looks at both Green Parakeets and
Red-crowned Parrots at Quinta (plus Clay-colored Thrushes coming in to the
feeders), and a great look at an Ani at OHP, along with a Black Phoebe
family and flyby Monk Parakeets with nesting material! Pictures are on my
Facebook page:



https://www.facebook.com/marybeth.stowe



Bird List:



Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Plain Chachalaca

Great Egret

Green Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Turkey Vulture

Gray Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Rock Pigeon

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Inca Dove

White-tipped Dove

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Groove-billed Ani

Lesser Nighthawk

Chimney Swift

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Monk Parakeet

Green Parakeet

Red-crowned Parrot

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Least Flycatcher

Black Phoebe

Great Crested Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Tropical Kingbird

Couch's Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Loggerhead Shrike

White-eyed Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

Green Jay

Cave Swallow

Black-crested Titmouse

Verdin

Swainson's Thrush

Clay-colored Thrush

Gray Catbird

Curve-billed Thrasher

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Nashville Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Yellow Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Yellow-breasted Chat

Olive Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Dickcissel

Great-tailed Grackle

Bronzed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Bullock's Oriole

Altamira Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

House Sparrow



64 SPECIES



Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

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Date: 4/26/17 4:59 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] National Butterfly Center Pics
And finally, the pictures from today:


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Enjoy! MB



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Date: 4/26/17 4:27 pm
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Subject: [texbirds] (no subject)
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Date: 4/26/17 3:32 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] Pictures from Monday's Trip to South Padre...
.are now up on my Facebook page:


https://www.facebook.com/marybeth.stowe



For the record, FB was acting weird in that I'd input a description, save
it, and it would still say "add a description," so hopefully they did come
through!



Enjoy,



MB



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Alamo, TX

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Subject: Re: [texbirds] Dr. Terry Maxwell
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Dr Terry Maxwell was indeed a giant in my book. A true inspiration. I
give thanks that I was able to take several of his classes as an
undergrad. He definitely left a positive mark on this planet. I am
sad.
Kent Ruffin

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> A wonderful educator , mammologist, birder, artist, author, naturalist and
> friend has passed on. Countless former students, colleagues and friends, I
> am sure, will share in my deep sadness. My condolences to the family
> This is all I know for now.
> http://www.gosanangelo.com/story/life/announcements/obituaries/2017/04/26/san-angelo-naturalist-has-died/100931550/
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Date: 4/26/17 2:26 pm
From: Dennis Shepler <dawgler...>
Subject: [texbirds] Re: Dr. Terry Maxwell
A wonderful man. We were in the same squadron at TAMU. We birded together
often back then.
On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 2:06 PM Brush Freeman <brushfreeman...>
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> A wonderful educator , mammologist, birder, artist, author, naturalist and
> friend has passed on. Countless former students, colleagues and friends, I
> am sure, will share in my deep sadness. My condolences to the family
> This is all I know for now.
>
> http://www.gosanangelo.com/story/life/announcements/obituaries/2017/04/26/san-angelo-naturalist-has-died/100931550/
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Date: 4/26/17 2:17 pm
From: David Sarkozi <david...>
Subject: [texbirds] Big Year Blog Update 422 Species for 217
Big year Blog update for the chase of two vireos bringing me to 422
species for the year.

http://davidsbigyear.blogspot.com/2017/04/a-tail-of-two-vireos.html


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Date: 4/26/17 2:15 pm
From: Robert Becker <dmarc-noreply...> (Redacted sender robertjbecker for DMARC)
Subject: [texbirds] Galveston migrants
There was a nice push of migrating songbirds in Galveston over the past hour or so. They were at the wooded edges of the apartment complex where I live, near the seawall. They included Scarlet Tanagers (2), Summer Tanagers (3), Baltimore Orioles (3), Orchard Orioles (3), Painted Buntings (2), Swanson's Thrush (5-6), Yellow Warbler (2), and one Ovenbird. As typical of this spring, warblers were scarce.
Bob Becker, Galveston


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Date: 4/26/17 1:25 pm
From: Collins, Fred (Commissioner Pct. 3) <FCollins...>
Subject: [texbirds] Terry Maxwell RIP
I am saddened to report that Dr. Terry Maxwell unexpectedly passed away today.
http://www.gosanangelo.com/story/life/announcements/obituaries/2017/04/26/san-angelo-naturalist-has-died/100931550/

He was a great ornithologist, wonderful story teller and the birding go-t- guy for his beloved Concho Valley. We will all miss him.

Fred Collins, Director
Kleb Woods Nature Center
20303 Draper Road,Tomball TX 77377
281-357-5324

Harris County Precinct 3
Steve Radack Commissioner
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Date: 4/26/17 1:18 pm
From: Mary Beth Stowe <mbstowe...>
Subject: [texbirds] National Butterfly Center
Hi, all!


Yes, we were birding :), and the star was Mike's Bobwhite that came to the
feeding stations before the kidlets arrived! :) We also had a young male
Bullock's Oriole along the Old Military Highway levee, and a young Gray Hawk
on the way down to the old garden. We (and the kids) were entertained by
two Chachalacas chasing each other literally in circles around us, and had
several non-avian highlights, including a big Indigo Snake that had snatched
a baby cottontail (and mama went after him with a vengeance - wish I had
gotten a video of it.)! Pictures will be up on Facebook when I can get to
them. :)



Bird List:



Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Plain Chachalaca

Northern Bobwhite

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Harris's Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Gray Hawk

Killdeer

Rock Pigeon

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

White-tipped Dove

Greater Roadrunner

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Great Kiskadee

Tropical Kingbird

Couch's Kingbird

Western Kingbird

White-eyed Vireo

Green Jay

Purple Martin

Cliff Swallow

Cave Swallow

Black-crested Titmouse

Clay-colored Thrush

Long-billed Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Common Yellowthroat

Olive Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Painted Bunting

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Great-tailed Grackle

Bronzed Cowbird

Bullock's Oriole

Altamira Oriole

House Sparrow



44 SPECIES



Mary Beth Stowe

Alamo, TX

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Date: 4/26/17 12:56 pm
From: Christian Walker <christian.walker...>
Subject: [texbirds] St. Edwards Park NW Austin this morning - more migrants
Hello,
Birds this morning were even better. 7 warbler species this AM with park first this spring being Yellow-breasted Chat, Black-throated Green Warbler, and Common Yellowthroat. Philadelphia Vireo was the highlight. Heard the Rose-breasted Grosbeak again.

Found 2 Lincolns Sparrows this morning, and a single Ruby-crowned Kinglet. First time Ive detected Great Crested Flycatchers in the park was this morning, but I know theyve been in in other places for a while.

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> Subject: eBird Report - St. Edwards Pk (NW Austin), Apr 26, 2017
> Date: April 26, 2017 at 2:26:53 PM CDT
> To: <christian.walker...>
>
> St. Edwards Pk (NW Austin), Travis, Texas, US
> Apr 26, 2017 7:14 AM - 9:16 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.2 mile(s)
> Comments: Clear, 0 to 5 mph south wind, around 75 to 80.
> 33 species (+2 other taxa)
>
> White-winged Dove 1
> Eastern Screech-Owl 1 My boy
> Black-chinned Hummingbird 3 M
> Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird 1
> Ladder-backed Woodpecker 2
> Eastern Phoebe 2
> Great Crested Flycatcher 3
> White-eyed Vireo 6
> Yellow-throated Vireo 1
> Philadelphia Vireo 1 Great looks at one for about 10 minutes around nine. By big willow at dam with warbler flock. WAVI sized with similar bill size. Noticeably smaller than REVI. Warm yellow below brightest on throat. Contrasting cap and dark lore. Quietly and slowly moving through willow canopy.
> Red-eyed Vireo 7
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
> Purple Martin 1
> Carolina Chickadee 2
> Tufted x Black-crested Titmouse (hybrid) 3
> House Wren 2
> Carolina Wren 6
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 14
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 HO
> Swainson's Thrush 1 HO
> Tennessee Warbler 3
> Orange-crowned Warbler 1
> Nashville Warbler 22
> Common Yellowthroat 1 M
> Golden-cheeked Warbler 2 HO and 1 f
> Black-throated Green Warbler 1 M
> Yellow-breasted Chat 1 Singing
> Lincoln's Sparrow 2
> Summer Tanager 4
> Northern Cardinal 17
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 HO
> Indigo Bunting 3
> Painted Bunting 4
> Dickcissel 5
> Lesser Goldfinch 4
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36282026
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Christian Walker
Independent Adjuster
Irving, Texas
(512) 431-2495




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