Monday, April 18, 2011

Birding Trip to Big Springs Ranch for Children, 9 miles N of Leakey, Real County, Texas, with April, Ellen and Ben Lucas, 17 April 2011

[] = unconfirmed identification at this time

NCR = new county record

* = new ranch record

@ = photographed

+ = too many to count

Dragonflies and Damselflies

1 Double-striped Bluet

4 Kiowa Dancer

6 Aztec Dancer

1 Violet Dancer

1 Springwater Dancer

1 Springtime Darner

1 Dot-winged Baskettail

10 Prince Baskettail

20 Pale-faced Clubskimmer

5 Flame Skimmer @

1 Neon Skimmer

2 Roseate Skimmer

2 Common Whitetail @

4 Jade-striped Sylph @ (1m, 3f)

1 Ivory-striped Sylph

[1 Straw-colored Sylph @*NCR]

3 Variegated Meadowhawk @

2 Red Saddlebags

4 Wandering Glider

12 Spot-winged Glider

Butterflies

2 Orange Sulphur

2 Sleepy Orange

3 Lyside Sulphur

1 Southern Dogface

2 Checkered White

1 Eastern Black Swallowtail @

40 Pipevine Swallowtail @

10 Western Queen

1 Texas Tawny Emperor

5 Gulf Fritillary

1 Variegated Fritillary

2 Question Mark @

1 Northern Cloudywing

3 Eastern Dun Skipper

2 Fiery Skipper

Fish

+ Red-breasted Sunfish

Amphibians

1 Cliff Chirping Frog

+ Blanchard’s Cricket Frog

1 Rio Grande Leopard Frog

Reptiles

2 Crevice Spiny Lizard @

3 Texas Earless Lizard @

1 Red-eared Slider

Birds

3 Great Blue Heron @

1 Green Heron

10 Turkey Vulture @

8 Black Vulture

[1 Osprey]

[1 Red-tailed Hawk]

1 Red-shouldered Hawk @

2 Broad-winged Hawk @[*]

20 Mourning Dove

9 Eurasian Collared-Dove

2 Inca Dove

1 Greater Roadrunner

25 Black-chinned Hummingbird @

2 Green Kingfisher

2 Ladder-backed Woodpecker

2 Golden-fronted Woodpecker

6 Eastern Phoebe

1 Black Phoebe

10 Ash-throated Flycatcher

3 Vermilion Flycatcher @

10 White-eyed Vireo @

6 Yellow-throated Vireo @

5 Black-capped Vireo @

4 Hutton’s Vireo

2 Western Scrub-Jay

6 Common Raven @ (at nest)

+ Cliff Swallow @

9 Cave Swallow

12 Barn Swallow

2 Tree Swallow

8 Northern Rough-winged Swallow

8 Carolina Chickadee @

15 Black-crested Titmouse @

6 Bewick’s Wren

2 Carolina Wren

2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet

1 Golden-crowned Kinglet

15 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

1 Hermit Thrush @

2 Northern Mockingbird

2 Northern Parula

6 Nashville Warbler @

1 Yellow Warbler

14 Yellow-throated Warbler @

12 Golden-cheeked Warbler @ (nest-building)

4 Black-and-White Warbler

3 Louisiana Waterthrush

50 Warbler sp. (migrants)

25 Summer Tanager @

20 Chipping Sparrow @

1 Rufous-crowned Sparrow

12 Lark Sparrow

8 Northern Cardinal

1 Indigo Bunting

8 Lesser Goldfinch @

1 Pine Siskin @

8 House Finch @

1 Red-winged Blackbird

12 Brown-headed Cowbird @

Mammals

6 Edwards Plateau Fox Squirrel

2 Black Rock Squirrel

1 Domestic Dog (Bassett Hound)

8 Aoudad @

2 Domestic Goat (Boer, Domestic Ibex Cross)

10 Domestic Cattle (Texas Longhorn) @

1 Sicilian Donkey

10 Domestic Horse (Miniature, Arab, Thoroughbred, Quarterhorse) @

Plants of Note

Giant Helleborine Orchid @

Black Sedge

Texas Mock-Orange @

[Post X Lacey Blue Oak] @

Other species seen on the road in Real/Kerr County

1 Crested Caracara

2 Wild Turkey

40 Mouflon

25 Barbados Sheep

7 Persian Red Sheep

3 Eld’s Deer

40 White-tailed Deer

+ Axis Deer

40 Blackbuck

+ Domestic Cattle (Black Angus, Black Baldy, Chianina, Red Criollo)

1 Scimitar-horned Oryx

40 Blackbuck



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