Sweatin’ at Santa Ana NWR, 7/10/22


I wished to go birding today however I rested a little late so I determined to see what butterflies as well as odes could be around at Santa Ana NWR. I arrived at 10:30 as well as it was currently 90 F. The Rio Grande Valley has actually had little rainfall as well as everyday temperature levels around 100 so I had not been amazed to locate completely dry problems as well as little taking place. Birds were certainly energetic. After strolling a little bit of the excursion roadway as well as obtaining my initial Black-and-white Warbler for the autumn, I determined to make the button from pests to birds.

Strolling the Pintail Lakes path backwards, I quit to whistle a pygmy owl phone call as well as birds reacted so strongly I question if there might be a Ferruginous Pygmy Owl in the location. Among the initial to fly in was the initial Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet I have actually seen given that in 2014’s February freeze. It was a shabby little bugger.

Together with some jostling titmice, Sofa’s Kingbirds as well as Brown-crested Flycatchers, a young Verdin articulated his annoyance at my whistled owl phone call.

As did a White-eyed Vireo.

Along the river were numerous family members teams of Groove-billed Anis.

A young Yellow-billed Cuckoo replied to my phone call. It was so buffy listed below it had me thinking about Mangrove Cuckoo. The Mexican Mangrove Cuckoos that seldom reveal up in the Vally are much darker enthusiast, nearly orange, listed below. And also this has the white side to bottom of the base of the tail.

I listened to a Commonalities Dove calling so I whistled back as well as he right away continued to copulate with his companion. I presume he was attempting to show something.

Water was extremely reduced at Pintail Lakes creating some excellent mudflats with great deals of waders as well as a couple of migrant shorebirds.

Sorebirds consisted of Killdeer, Lesser Yellowlegs, as well as Solitary, Least as well as Western Sandpipers. Could be excellent to inspect it once more in a number of days.

Santa Ana NWR (LTC 059), Hidalgo, Texas, United States

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Jul 10, 2022 10:30 AM – 12:50 PM

Method: Taking A Trip

1.5 mile( s)

49 varieties

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (fulgens) 3

Commonalities Dove 7

White-winged Dove 60

Grieving Dove 6

Groove-billed Ani 12

Greater Roadrunner 1

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 10

Smokeshaft Swift 1

Buff-bellied Hummingbird 1

Black-necked Stilt (Black-necked) 40

Killdeer 7

Least Sandpiper 31

Western Sandpiper 2

Singular Sandpiper 1

Lesser Yellowlegs 2

Neotropic Cormorant 15

Excellent Blue Heron (Great Blue) 1

Excellent Egret (American) 40

Snowy Egret 8

Little Blue Heron 2

Livestock Egret (Western) 2

Environment-friendly Heron 1

White Ibis 8

Roseate Spoonbill 13

Black Marauder 1

Turkey Marauder 20

Harris’s Hawk 1

Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Northern) 8

Ladder-backed Woodpecker 1

North Beardless-Tyrannulet 1

Brown-crested Flycatcher 10

Excellent Kiskadee 3

Exotic Kingbird 1

Sofa’s Kingbird 20

White-eyed Vireo 2

Environment-friendly Jay (Environment-friendly) 1

Black-crested Titmouse 3

Verdin 6

Carolina Wren (Northeast Mexico/South Texas) 2

Long-billed Thrasher 2

North Mockingbird 10

Olive Sparrow 3

Altamira Oriole 1

Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 13

Bronzed Cowbird (Bronzed) 1

Brown-headed Cowbird 1

Great-tailed Grackle (Great-tailed) 2

Black-and-white Warbler 1

North Cardinal (Common) 1

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