Brazos Bend SP, 11/24/2019 Birding

It was a crisp, beautiful morning, so Scott and I headed out to get some birds. We didn't want to stop until we hit at least SIXTY. Which we did.

Ruddy duck was the bird of the day for us. Notably absent were White-eyed Vireo, Great Blue Heron, Cormorant, and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, all of which we expected to see this time of year.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S61712585

Photos -- listed below -- of birds were snapped with my phone from the camera's small LED screen. That way, I can get a clear shot of the bird with the big lens, zoom in the image more if necessary, and finally have a full-frame individual for iNat. It's unlikely I'll ever swap them out for the real-time images (too much work), but the SmugMug gallery has them there for all to see, linked from within the checklist.

Happy Birding!

Posted by dirtnkids dirtnkids, November 25, 2019 13:11

Observations

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What

Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 07:30 AM HST

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Ringless Honey Mushroom (Desarmillaria caespitosa)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 08:11 AM HST

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Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 08:21 AM HST

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Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 08:23 AM HST

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What

Orange-crowned Warbler (Leiothlypis celata)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 08:36 AM HST

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What

House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 08:44 AM HST

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Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 08:48 AM HST

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Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 08:51 AM HST

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Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 08:52 AM HST

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Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 09:00 AM HST

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Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 09:01 AM HST

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Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 09:03 AM HST

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American Coot (Fulica americana)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 09:05 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 09:49 AM HST

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Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 09:54 AM HST

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Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 09:55 AM HST

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Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 09:56 AM HST

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Western Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis proximus)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 10:13 AM HST

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Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 10:22 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

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American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 10:22 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

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Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 10:37 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

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Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 11:20 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

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Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 11:22 AM HST

Description

Oops ... upside down screenshot.

Photos / Sounds

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Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 11:30 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 2019

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 11:46 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 11:58 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

dirtnkids

Date

November 24, 2019 12:05 PM HST

Comments

Great bird shots! Thanks for uploading these to iNat, and thanks for doing the bird surveys at Brazos Bend. :)

Posted by sambiology over 2 years ago (Flag)

Nice to see your comment ... I don't usually get these! Spending time at BBSP is among some of my fav times. Turning in a bird (plant, herp, fungi) survey as well is icing on the cake. Only my phone battery limits my ability. Must find a good solution for that. Cheers, SamBiology. And Happy Birding!

Posted by dirtnkids over 2 years ago (Flag)

Please realize that these surveys are super valuable for us at TPWD! Brazos Bend is a great place for all sorts of critters and plants, and these observations are being accumulated in the place on iNat:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=122244
And the species list is updating too:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=122244&view=species
The neat thing about this: it's a digital and filterable field guide to the specific place... So, if there is someone wanting to come to Brazos Bend to see birds, they can see the birds documented on iNat:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=122244&taxon_id=3&view=species
...or the beetles on iNat from Brazos Bend too:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=122244&taxon_id=47208&view=species

So, please, keep it up and keep documenting everything there at BBSP! :)

Posted by sambiology over 2 years ago (Flag)

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