HomePerching BirdsOutstanding Birds at Progreso Lakes, 4/21/21

Outstanding Birds at Progreso Lakes, 4/21/21

Outstanding Birds at Progreso Lakes, 4/21/21


It has really been an uncommon spring. Estero Llano Grande State Park, 5 miles away, has really been flowing with passerine vacationers whereas at Progreso Lakes we have really had simply a number of. Afterwards the northward wind as well as likewise rains of last weekend break’s chilly entranceway based countless warblers, pennants as well as likewise orioles on South Padre Island. Having really seen a selection of “fall upon” occasions in time I continued to be home as well as likewise wanted outstanding factors in our yard. Not a lot happened. Afterwards the wind altered to the south yeasterday as well as likewise I saw Mississippi Kites dropping right into the refuge land to the south last evening. Afterwards one more chilly entranceway showed up today as well as likewise I actually wished that a few of the vacationers blown in recently may offer up within the yard. After breakfast I began to see Mississippi Kites removing as well as likewise staying clear of the north wind. I totaled up to 210 for the morning.

And Also Additionally amongst these 210 Mississippi Kites was a chook I wanted. Our first Swallow-tailed Kite of the one year as well as likewise the fourth within the 4 plus years we have really lived right listed below.

There have really been simply some addtional Broad-winged as well as likewise Swainson’s Hawks so I moved to the once again yard as well as likewise saw the Franklin’s Gulls take their flip combating the north winds. I counted 108 however I do identify I lost out on some.

I did my typical scoping of the seen coast of Moon Lake. I continuously reviewed the room with cattails by the watering pump, wanting one factor outstanding, as well as likewise as we chat obtained fortunate with totally our second Purple Gallinule. Last one year’s ran throughout our once again yard. This collection was merely a little remote.

After which I glimpsed a shorebird up severe, strugging towards the wind. I obtained the digicam as well as likewise released a variety of images. It was remote as well as likewise I used to be fortunate the autofocus on my dirtied previous lens continued to be in a readying to take it. Preferring behind the digicam I originally thought of Stilt Sandpiper however it positive was light. In the future whereas altering the photos I situated it was a boring male Wilson’s Phalarope. That is the primary I have really continued to be in a readying to {photo} from our yard. A variety of years in the past I saw a remote team of small light shorebirds that I counted as Wilson’s Phalaropes however have since thought-about the exploration instead uncertain. The straightforward grey once again, light underparts, slim straight payment, white rump as well as likewise never ever before actually extended legs at level to Wilson’s Phalarope.

The Uncovered Sandpiper was much more photogenic.

This Yellow-bellied Sapsucker has really been throughout the previous 4 days as well as likewise calling generally.

The one migrant passerines had really been a variety of swallows, 5 Indigo Buntings as well as likewise one Painted Pennant. There was not a warbler easily offered.

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Jones yard, Progreso Lakes, Hidalgo, Texas, USA

Apr 21, 2021 8:15 AM – 2:15 PM

Treatment: Taken Care Of

55 ranges (+3 different taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (fulgens) 500

Fulvous Whistling-Duck 2

Muscovy Duck (Home kind) 3

Varicolored Duck (Gulf Coast) 2

Eurasian Collared-Dove 1

Inca Dove 1

White-tipped Dove 2

White-winged Dove 25

Regreting Dove 6

Smokeshaft Swift 10

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

Buff-bellied Hummingbird (Northern) 2

American Coot (Crimson-shielded) 2

Purple Gallinule 1

Wilson’s Phalarope 1

Saw Sandpiper 1

Franklin’s Gull 108

Anhinga 1

Neotropic Cormorant 4

Snowy Egret 1

Little Blue Heron 1

Inexperienced Heron 3

Black-crowned Evening-Heron 1

Turkey Marauder 10

Swallow-tailed Kite 1

Mississippi Kite 210

Cooper’s Hawk 1

Harris’s Hawk 1

Broad-winged Hawk 2

Swainson’s Hawk 10

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1

Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Northern) 2

Crested Caracara 3

Black Phoebe 1

Brown-crested Flycatcher 1

Excellent Kiskadee 1

Unique Kingbird 2

Sofa’s Kingbird 1

Tropical/Sofa’s Kingbird 1

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1

Loggerhead Shrike 1

Black-crested Titmouse 1

North Tough-winged Swallow 10

Purple Martin 1

Tree Swallow 1

Financial Institutions Consume 2

Barn Swallow (American) 15

consume sp. 20

European Starling 6

North Mockingbird 2

Home Sparrow 4

Hooded Oriole (cucullatus/sennetti) 1

Altamira Oriole 1

Crimson-winged Blackbird 10

Nice-tailed Grackle (Nice-tailed) 25

North Cardinal (Routine) 1

Indigo Pennant 5

Painted Pennant 1

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