Sunday, April 24, 2005

ENV: Kerr and Real Counties, 24 April 2005

Reported to TexBirds, TexOdes and TX-Butterfly
Pictures of some things will be posted temporarily at: and later posted on my fauna websites

I went scouting today for a trip this weekend in Kerr and Real Counties. Here are some results of about four hours in the field. Weather was very cool, not rising above 70 until late in the afternoon when it hit about 83. It was very windy all day, and thus not much flying, birds, odes or leps. We are experiencing storms tonight. Neatest thing today were hordes of Spizella sparrows on the Real Co. roadsides. I stopped a couple of times and made out some Clay-colored and Chipping, but was in search of a lot of things so i didn’t stop often. There may have been other stuff involved. It was just a constant flushing of birds off the shoulder for about 40 miles on FM 336 and FM337.

24 April 2005
TX: Kerr County, including Rio Vista, South Fork of the Guadalupe River, South Fork Marsh, Lynxhaven Crossing, TX39 West, West Kerr County, Ingram, Hunt

6 Pipevine Swallowtail
1 Eastern Tiger/Two-tailed Swallowtail
2 Lyside Sulphur
1 Sleepy Orange
1 Painted Lady
2 Red Admiral
1 Red-spotted Purple
2 Gulf Fritillary
2 California Sister
1 Question Mark
2 Gulf Fritillary
1 duskywing sp.
6 Common/White Checkered-Skipper
1 Julia’s Skipper

26 American Rubyspot,
Hetaerina americana
2 Smoky Rubyspot,
Hetaerina titia
2 Blue-ringed Dancer,
Argia sedula
2 Kiowa Dancer,
Argia immunda
1 Argia sp.
1 Double-striped Bluet, Enallagma basidens
1 Familiar Bluet,
Enallagma civile
6 Arroyo Bluet, Enallagma praevarum
2 Citrine Forktail, Ischnura hastata
1 Desert Firetail,
Telebasis salva
2 Pronghorn Clubtail, Gomphus graslinellus
1 large gomphid sp.
1 possible Cruiser sp.
6 Dot-winged/Stripe-winged Baskettail,
Epitheca petechialis/costalis
2 Common Whitetail, Plathemis lydia
6 Eastern Common Pondhawk, Erythemis simplicicollis simplicicollis
1 Black Saddlebags, Tramea lacerata

Physa sp.
Planorbella (Helisoma) anceps anceps
Planorbella (Helisoma) trivolvis
Elimia comalensis comalensis

1 Great Blue Heron
1 Green Heron
8 Turkey Vulture
1 Egyptian Goose
[+ chicken]
1 American Kestrel (m plus a f DOR, same site)
4 Mourning Dove
1 Chuck-Will’s-Widow
3 Comon Poorwill
3 Green Kingfisher
4 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Ash-throated Flycatcher
1 Vermilion Flycatcher
2 Eastern Phoebe
2 White-eyed Vireo
2 Black-crested Titmouse
1 Eastern Bluebird
1 Golden-cheeked Warbler
2 Lark Sparrow

[1 Red Kangaroo]
[1 Mountain Coatimundi]
[+ dog]
[11 Axis Deer]
[8 Pere David’s Deer]
[2 Fallow Deer]
[1 Dybowski Sika Deer]
300 White-tailed Deer
[2 Wapiti]
[7 Eland] (new county mammal for me; photos)
[2 Red Lechwe]
[4 Blackbuck]
[2 Scimitar-horned Oryx]
[1 Dama Gazelle]
[+ goat: Boer, Spanish]
[+ cattle: Black Angus, Black Baldy, Charolais, Gelbvieh, Limousin, Longhorn]
[+ horse: Quarterhorse, Miniature, Paint]

Tillandsia recurvata

TX: Real County, US83 between Leakey and Garven Store, TX41, FM336, FM337, West Fork Frio River, East Fork Frio River, Little Dry Frio River

1 Smoky Rubyspot,
Hetaerina titia
4 Kiowa Dancer, Argia immunda
1 Argia sp.

1 Black Swallowtail
1 Dainty Sulphur

1 orange long-horned beetle

Helicina orbiculata
Polygyra texasiana texasiana
Planorbella (Helisoma) anceps anceps
Planorbella (Helisoma) trivolvis
Gyraulus parvus
Rabdotus dealbatus dealbatus

6 Blanchard’s Cricket Frog

1 Broad-headed Skink

10 Turkey Vulture
2 Black Vulture
1 Wild Turkey
1 White-winged Dove
4 Mourning Dove
1 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
20 Cave Swallow
1 Common Raven
1 Canyon Wren
1 Bewick’s Wren
1 Carolina Wren
1 Golden-cheeked Warbler
2 Summer Tanager
60 Lark Sparrow
16 Clay-colored Sparrow
30 Chipping Sparrow
3000 Spizella sp.
8 Brown-headed Cowbird
[20 House Sparrow]

1 Porcupine (DOR)
[+ goat: Boer]
[+ sheep: Medium Wool]
[8 Feral Hog]
81 White-tailed Deer
[12 Axis Deer]
[1 Formosan Sika Deer]
[+ cattle: Hereford, Charolais]

Tillandsia recurvata

Blooming in Real or Kerr Counties:Escarpment Black Cherry, Eupatorium odoratum, Bluebonnets, Oenothera speciosa, Scarlet Penstemon, Salvia farinacea, Muskthistle, Small Thistle, Texas Thistle, Gaillardia suavis, Blue-eyed Grass


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