Cold Front of the Autumn, Progreso Lakes, 11/16/22

Last Wednesday I was leading a butterfly journey for the Rio Grande Valley Birding Celebration and also the temperature level was pressing 90F. The individuals were sweating and also we saw 55 varieties of butterflies. By Sunday the high went down to the mid 60’s and also were were fortunate to obtain twenty varieties. As well as last evening an actual blast of cool air was available in. It’s 49F and also the butterflies are gone. Cozy blooded birds can manage the cool so I tossed out some seed, placed out a pair of oranges and also loaded the hummingbird feeders. This young male Selasphorus has some orange flecking on the back so I’m calling it a Rufous Hummingbird. I can not obtain any kind of great tail shots. Hope it spends time and also confirms me incorrect and also molts right into an Allen’s.

Buff-bellied Hummingbirds are very easy to ID.

This intense green-backed green-crowned hummer with a dark mask appears great for a women Ruby-throated.

I assume this inadequate tailess one is additionally Ruby-throated.

I assume this with a dusky throat and also boring crown is a Black-chinned however I’m not exactly sure.

Golden-fronted Woodpeckers like the oranges.

Obtained our initial American Robin for the year. I persevered the home window however it stopped working to work together for the video camera. We obtain extremely few of them.

2 days ago a group of 4 White-crowned Sparrows was a good shock.

A late Yellow Warbler is still spending time.

We’re expected to remain listed below 60 for the majority of the coming week. Hope the awesome weather condition brings some even more travelers. Golden-crowned Kinglets and also Red-breasted Nuthatches are being reported in the Valley so our backyard awaits ’em.(*)

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