Sunday, April 27, 2008

Texas Big Sit Update #2

Yes we are still here, birding our badonks off, trying to avoid the mid-day sun, and listening to rumors of a three o'clock front which might drop some birds in our proverbial laps. It's been an outstanding morning (and for those of us who have been up since the midnight start it seems like late afternoon now).

We are at 103 species. Last one added: a flock of about 30 cedar waxwings. I've tried to take a few bird shots today. Hard to do when the birding is fast and furious. Several times this morning we've had four or five species in one tree. And more than once we've had five or six individuals of a single species in a single spot.

Black-bellied whistling duck.

Pyrrhuloxia male: a good bird for South Padre.

Adult blackpoll warbler. His yellow slippers are showing well.

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At 7:15 PM, Blogger Julie Zickefoose said...

That's a rawther nice whistling duck. Thought you might have lifted that'n off the Net. And I'd never expect a pyrrhuloxia on So. Padre!! It's so good to see these and read your update. The best was talking to you from the hawkwatch platform on the Upper Peninsula while you were watching birds in TX. xoxoj

At 6:27 AM, Blogger Jayne said...

Birds, birds everywhere! So cool that so many came to you so fast! Have fun and safe travels home. :c)

At 7:57 AM, Anonymous Luiz Ramos said...

Great shot and nice activity.

At 10:19 AM, Blogger dguzman said...

Woo hoo! Be sure to take a dip in the Gulf for me.


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