Monday, May 26, 2014

Galveston County

Birded with Glenn Olsen whose expertise helped to increase our knowledge about birds and our list on Bolivar Island. 

Reddish Egret. Nice video about the Reddish hunting available at Cornell Lab.

Anhinga
American Avocet
Least Bittern
Cardinals
Red-winged Blackbird
Neo-tropic Cormorant
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Mourning Dove
Short-billed Dowitcher
Fulvous Whistling Duck
Mottled Duck
Dunlin
Cattle Egret
Great Egret
Reddish Egret
White Morph Reddish Egret
Frigatebird
Scissortail Flycatcher
Common Moorhen
Purple Gallinule
Marbled Godwit
Boat-tailed Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Laughing Gull
Great-blue Heron
Green Heron
Tri-colored Heron
Yellow-crowned Heron
Killdeer
White Ibis
White-tailed Kite
Nighthawk
Mockingbirds
Eastern Meadowlark
American Oystercatcher
Brown Pelican
Black-bellied Plover
Semi-palmated Plover
Wilson's Plover
Clapper Rail
Sanderling
White-rumped Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Semi-palmated Sandpiper
Loggerhead Shrike
Black Skimmer
House Sparrow
Starlings
Roseate Spoonbill
Barn Swallow
Cave Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Black Tern
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Least Tern
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Ruddy Turnstone
Whimbrel
Willet

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hemphill County

Lesser Prairie Chicken



     In addition, I saw two Say's phoebes nesting somewhere on the house, the Arrington Bed and Breakfast, flying back and forth until we stood on the porch. We sat outside with Robert Ridgley, listening to the songs of meadowlarks and sparrows. 


      Update, April 14th, 2016. I returned to Dick Wilberforce's blind on the Anderson Ranch with a wonderful photographer, Nopadol Paothong. The day was cloudy with winds blowing at least twenty knots. Click this link to view my post of that day.
    
      In addition to the Lesser Prairie Chickens, I spotted cowbirds (5), Northern Harrier (1), Eastern Meadowlark (1), and Horned Lark (3), Mourning Dove (1), one Redwinged blackbird, and heard two Bobwhite Quail. From the car as we returned to the hotel, I saw sparrows, Scissortails (2) Red-tailed Hawks (4), Northern Shrikes (2), and Turkey Vultures.






Sunday, January 29, 2012

At My House

In the Trees and on the Lawn

Bunting (?)
Hermit Thrush
Great Crested Flycatcher
Black and White Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
White-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-tailed Hawk
Barred Owl
Ferruginous Hawk
American Turkey
Turkey Vulture
Roadrunner
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Carolina Chickadee
Brewer's Blackbird
Brown Creeper
Great-tailed Grackle
Common Grackle
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Red-winged Blackbird
Blue Jay
American Cardinal
Carolina Wren
Brown Thrasher
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Mallard Ducks
Cooper's Hawk
Mourning Dove
Inca Dove
White-winged Dove
Eurasian-collared Dove
Phoebe
Cedar Waxwings
Savannah Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
English Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Pink-sided Junco
Tufted Titmouse
European Starling
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Spotted Towhee
White-crowned Sparrow
Cooper's Hawk
Least Flycatcher
Baltimore Oriole (Male)
White-throated Sparrow
Lesser Goldfinch (Rare)
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Pine Siskin
Broad-winged Hawk
Mockingbird

Overhead

Swainson's Hawk
Canada Geese
Gulls
Mississippi Kite
Nighthawks
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Black Vulture
Northern Harriers migrating in large numbers.
Great White Egret
Nighthawk













 














Sunday, May 15, 2011

Gray and Moore Counties

GRAY COUNTY

Golden Eagle
Lark Bunting
Eastern Meadowlark
Cardinal
Great Crested Flycatcher
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
American Avocet
Red-winged Blackbirds
White Crowned Sparrow
Scissortail Flycatcher
Rufous Crowned Sparrow (Need confirmation.)
Red-tailed Hawk
House Sparrow
Mockingbird
Northern Harrier
Mallards
Barn Owl
Turkey Vulture
Bobwhite Quail
Canada Geese
Sandhill Cranes

March 30th, 2016
     Most of the playa lakes have water, less than last month; and some of the small ones are dry.

Cinnamon Teals
Green-winged Teals
Blue-winged Teals
Mallards
Northern Shovelers
Ring-necked Ducks
American Coots
Red-headed Ducks
Pin-tailed Ducks
Buffleheads
Lesser Scaups
Black-necked Stilt
Common Sandpiper
Sprague's Pipit
Great Blue Heron
Grebe
Avocets
Lesser Yellowlegs
Greater Yellowlegs
Common Snipe
Killdeer
Dowitcher
Upland Sandpiper (?)
Savannah Sparrow
Sage Sparrow (?)
Clay-colored Sparrow (?)
White-crowned Sparrow
Turkey Vulture
Burrowing Owl
Horned Lark
Meadowlark (Eastern)
Swainson's Hawk
Mourning Doves
Bobwhite Quail
Ring-necked Pheasant (1)
Lesser Prairie Chicken (1)

    Just South of Pampa on Hwy 70:
Starlings, House Sparrows, and Rock Pigeons.

MOORE COUNTY

Black-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow (?)
American Kestrel
Sage Sparrow (?)
Juncos
Cardinals
Inca Doves (2)
Mourning Doves
Scaled Quail (Two coveys of 20 - 30)



Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bandera and Real Counties

* Denotes life sighting.

Summer Tanager
Raven
Black and White Warbler*
Scissortail Flycatcher
Black-shouldered Kite
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Caracara
Common Ground Dove
Mourning Dove
Vermillion Flycatcher
Lark Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Cave Swallow
Whip-poor-will
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher*
Golden-cheeked Warbler*
Screech Owl
Hutton's Vireo
Hermit Thrush
Cardinal
Eastern Phoebe
Green Kingfisher*
Fox Sparrow
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Scrub Jay
Black-tufted Titmouse
Indigo Bunting
Black-capped Vireo*
Chipping Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
House Finch
Yellow-throated Vireo*
Scrub Jay
Bewick's Wren
Roadrunner
Savannah Sparrow
Peewee
Western Kingbird
Cliff Swallow
Blue-winged Teal
Belted Kingfisher*
White-winged Doves
Pine Siskin
Blue Grosbeak
Great Blue Heron

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Clay County

Tundra Swans (Six in number.)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City: Wood Duck

Update: April 14th, 2016

Selman Ranch
Snow Plover (2-6)
Least Sandpiper (12-20)
Lesser Prairie Chicken hen
Mourning Dove (Many)
Great Blue Heron (3)
[ ] Phoebe (2)
[ ] Woodpecker (2)
Red-tailed Hawk (4)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Bewick's Wren
Field Sparrow
Swainson's Hawk
Brown Thrasher
White-crowned Sparrow
W. Meadowlarks
E. Meadowlarks
Eastern Bluebird
Cowbirds
Blue-winged Teals
Ring-necked Pheasant
Turkey Vultures
Red-winged Blackbirds
Solitary Sandpiper
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Willow Flycatcher
Lark Sparrow
Harris' Sparrow
Kingfisher
Eurasian-collared Dove
Cardinals
[Bridge] Swallows

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Oklahoma's Hackberry Flats

Double-crested Cormorant
Lesser Yellow Legs
Dowitcher
Pie-billed Grebe
Snow Geese
Canada Geese
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
(Canvasback)
Bufflehead
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
American Kestrel
Merlin
American Coot
Killdeer
Ring-billed Gull
Marsh Wren
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark

March 8th, 2014
Northern Harrier (many)
Barn owl 1
Great-horned owl 1
Burrowing owl 1
Northern Shrike
Kestrel 1
Meadowlarks (many)
Red-tailed hawk 2
Sandhill cranes 5

Sunday, February 14, 2010

India

Indian Peafowl at the Rambagh Palace.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Istanbul

Anhinga along the Bosphorus.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Alaska

White-tailed Ptarmigan

Montague County

Barred Owl
March, 2008
Pileated Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-shafter Flicker
Yellow-shafter Flicker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Pine Siskin
Gold Finch
Carolina Wren
Bluebird
Eastern Phoebe
(?) Titmouse
Black-tufted Titmouse
Cardinal
Cedar Waxwing
(?) Junco
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chickadee
Brown Creeper
Kingfisher (by song)
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Canada Goose
American Crow
Blue Jay
Mockingbird
American Robin
Purple Finch
House Finch
Red-tailed Hawk
Eastern Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
Great Horned Owl
Red-shouldered Hawk
Barred Owl

Monday, May 25, 2009

Iowa Park Place

Screech Owl
Painted Bunting
White-crowned Sparrow
Eastern Bluebird
[One bird with a complex song that looks and acts like a Mockingbird but has no wingbars. Saw many of this one, and saw one or two at Lake Kickapoo, too.]
Mallards

Belize

Plain Chachalaca

Kenya


Secretary Bird



White-browed Coucal
Verreaux's Eagle Owl
Tawny Eagle

Speckled Mousebird
Ring-necked DoveRed-billed Oxpecker on Reticulated Giraffe
Purple Grenadier
Ostrich (Masai Race)
Fish Eagle

Kori BustardVulturine Guineafowl
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove
Common Waxbills
Egyptian Duck

Blue-naped Mousebird

White-browed Coucal
Common Waxbills
Purple Grenadier
Speckled Mousebird
Secretary Bird
Ostrich
Verreaux's Eagle Owl
Tawny Eagle
Blue-naped Mousebird
Vulturine Guineafowl
Ring-necked Dove
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove
Lilac-breasted Roller
Kori Bustard
Kingfisher
Fish Eagle
Egyptian Goose
Black-shouldered Kite
Nubian Vulture
Helmeted Guineafowl
White-headed Buffalo-Weaver
Hamerkop
Marabou Stork
African Spoonbill
Flamingo
Sacred Ibis
Pink-backed Pelican
Egret
Hornbills
Black-headed Heron
Superb Starling