Tuesday, April 25, 2006

ENV: Kerr Co., 25 April 2006

Did some work today with some wonderful out-of-state folks, and we had a rather outstanding birding day in Kerr County. Among the highlights were 2 singing male Hutton's Vireos in our faces at Kerr WMA (photographed), a Crested Caracara and a Great Egret at Boneyard Draw, and a flock of Franklin's Gulls at Ingram Dam Lake. We had unforgivable looks at Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo. And we also had a great raptor passage at Heart of the Hills Fisheries Research Center that included Peregrine, streaming Mississippi Kites, Zone-tail, Osprey, and Sharpie. Also at HOH were Yellow-headed Blackbirds and an Olive-sided Flycatcher. We had 8 raptors, 6 doves, and 6 vireos; and a total of 93 species for the day, which is the largest single day number i've had in Kerr County in a few years.

25 April 2006, TX: KERR COUNTY, including Kerr WMA (Bobcat Pasture, Kerr Springs, Main Road, Doe Pasture, Rock Pasture, North Owl Pasture, Headquarters), Lynxhaven, Ingram Dam Lake, Heart of the Hills Fisheries Research Center, Guadalupe River, North Fork, South Fork, Johnson Creek, Rio Vista, Ingram

Bert Filemyr, Art McMorris, Karl Lukens, Connie Goldman, Ann Scott, Tony Gallucci et al.

Some unusual, rare, or unexpected species for Kerr County, and special Hill Country species ARE IN ALL CAPS

Insects low because of nearly 100% overcast; some light drizzly rain for about 30 minutes; full sun for about 30 minutes

[ ] Exotic, Feral, Captive, Domestic; * photos tg; # filmed tg; (fos) = for tg in Kerr Co.

+Elimia comalensis comalensis

1 Pipevine Swallowtail
1 Orange Sulphur
2 Sleepy Orange
1 Reakirt’s Blue
1 Gulf Fritillary
1 Red Satyr (fos)
1 Question Mark (fos)
2 Horace’s Duskywing
1 Sachem

10 Common Green Darner
3 Blue Dasher (fos)
1 Eastern Pondhawk
1 Black Saddlebags
1 clubtail sp.
1 baskettail sp.
2 Violet Dancer (fos)
1 Aztec Dancer
1 Familiar Bluet

1f TEXAS BLACK PHANAEUS BEETLE *#(fos)

+ Carpenter Bee
+ Honeybee
+ Red Harvester Ant

4 Guadalupe Bass
2 Koi

1 Red-eared Slider
10 Texas Slider

2 Bullfrog
20 Blanchard’s Cricket Frog
1 dor Gulf Coast Toad

2 Mallard
9 Wood Duck
3 Wild Turkey
[1 Blue Peafowl]
[1 Golden Pheasant]
[2 Northern Bobwhite]
[10 Olde English Bantam Chicken (Black, Red Pyle, Black-breasted Red, Porcelain D’Uccle)]
5 Great Blue Heron
1 GREAT EGRET
2 Green Heron (fos)
20 Cattle Egret (fos)
40 Turkey Vulture
120 Black Vulture
2 Osprey
25 MISSISSIPPI KITE (fos)
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
2 Red-tailed Hawk
3 Red-shouldered Hawk
2 ZONE-TAILED HAWK
2 PEREGRINE FALCON
1 CRESTED CARACARA (about 10th County Record)
1 Killdeer
1 Spotted Sandpiper
6 FRANKLIN’S GULL (long time since last record)
[1 Amboina King Parrot]
2 COMMON GROUND-DOVE (scarce in county)
2 Inca Dove
80 White-winged Dove
20 Mourning Dove
[2 Rock Pigeon]
[6 Eurasian Collared Dove]
[6 Ringed Turtle-Dove]
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
2 Chimney Swift
5 Black-chinned Hummingbird
1 GREEN KINGFISHER
8 Golden-fronted Woodpecker
3 Ladder-backed Woodpecker
8 Ash-throated Flycatcher
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER (rare migrant)
2 Easten Wood-Pewee (fos)
5 Vermilion Flycatcher
20 Western Kingbird (fos)
30 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
10 Eastern Phoebe
2 Red-eyed Vireo
4 Yellow-throated Vireo
8 BLACK-CAPPED VIREO
2m HUTTON’S VIREO* (about 8th County Record)
30 White-eyed Vireo
2 Bell’s Vireo (isolated population) (fos)
5 Western Scrub-Jay
12 Common Raven
40 Purple Martin
50 Barn Swallow
400 Cliff Swallow
15 CAVE SWALLOW
10 Tree Swallow (fos)
2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow (fos)
15 Carolina Chickadee
20 Black-crested Titmouse
6 Carolina Wren
30 Bewick’s Wren
2 Canyon Wren
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
30 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4 Eastern Bluebird
3 Northern Mockingbird
8 American Pipit* (scarce here) (fos)
[20 European Starling]
2 Orange-crowned Warbler
12 Nashville Warbler
6 Black-and-White Warbler
2 Yellow-throated Warbler
3m GOLDEN-CHEEKED WARBLER
1 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH* (scarce migrant) (fos)
5 Yellow-beasted Chat (fos)
20 Summer Tanager
30 Field Sparrow
10 Chipping Sparrow
25 Clay-colored Sparrow (fos)
1 Rufous-crowned Sparrow
40 Lark Sparrow
2 Vesper Sparrow
3 Savannah Sparrow
30 Northern Cardinal
4 Blue Grosbeak
20 Painted Bunting (fos)
6 Indigo Bunting
50 Great-tailed Grackle
1 Common Grackle
4 Red-winged Blackbird
6 YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD (irregular migrant) (fos)
12 Brown-headed Cowbird
3 Orchard Oriole
30 House Finch
3 Lesser Goldfinch
[20 House Sparrow]
[1 Orange Weaver]
[1 African Silverbill]
[1 Paradise Whydah]

[1 Red Kangaroo]
20 Edwards Plateau Fox Squirrel
1 Rock Squirrel
[40 Axis Deer]
7 White-tailed Deer
[8 Blackbuck]
[Cattle (Limousin, Charolais, Red Brangus, Hereford, Simmental, Gelbvieh, Black Angus, Texas
Longhorn)]
[Goat (Boer, Spanish, Angora)]
[15 Mouflon]
[Sheep (Medium Wool)]
[Horse (Quarterhorse, Overo, Tobiano, Thoroughbred, Arabian)]
[Sicilian Donkey]

[possibles: Yellow Warbler, Canyon Towhee]

Late additions in attempt to get 100 bird species
TX: Kerr County, Rio Vista
+ Corbicula fluminea

6 American Rubyspot
20 Smoky Rubyspot

10 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
20 White-winged Dove
1 Mourning Dove
1 Eastern Phoebe
2 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Blue Jay (94)
1 Common Raven
30 Barn Swallow
1 Bewick’s Wren
1 Carolina Wren
3 Carolina Chickadee
[4 European Starling]
2 Yellow-throated Warbler
2 Northern Cardinal
7 Lark Sparrow
2 Bronzed Cowbird (95)
18 Great-tailed Grackle
12 [cf. Eastern] House Finch
[4 House Sparrow]

TX: Kerr County, Cade Loop
[Sheep (50 Painted Desert Sheep)]
[9 Blackbuck]
20 White-tailed Deer
[Horse (1 Overo)]

TX: Kerr County, Bear Creek, Indian Creek, Freedom Trail
[14 Emu]
1 Pied-billed Grebe (96)
[4 Mute Swan]
[1 Giant Canada Goose]
2 Wood Duck
2 Spotted Sandpiper
4 Red-winged Blackbird

4 Fox Squirrel
[1 Feral Cat]
[26 Addax]
[16 Gemsbok]
[2 Dama Gazelle]
]80 Blackbuck]
]2 Sika Deer]
40 White-tailed Deer
]30 Axis Deer]
[Sheep (4 Barbados Sheep)]
[Goat (30 Boer)]
[2 American Bison]
[Cattle )20 Black Baldy)]
[Horse (2 Palomino; 4 Overo; 1 Shetland; 1 Welsh Pony; 1 Arabian, 2 Quarterhorse]


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