[texbirds] Austin Area RBA

The Austin area Rare Bird Alert is a service of the Travis Audubon Society. 
This update is as of 10:20 on May 10, 2012.  Send interesting sightings- 
complete with species name, location, and contact information- to Kenny 
Anderson at nollanderson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

-Rarities Found This Week- 
  
An alternate plumage Pacific Loon was photographed from the Buchanan Dam in 
Llano County on 5/8. 
A Common Tern was photographed from Temple Lake Park on Lake Belton in Bell 
County on 5/6. 
A breeding plumage Lark Bunting made a fine subject for some documentation 
photos in Williamson County on 5/6. 
A Swallow-tailed Kite was seen overhead at the San Gabriel Wildlife Area near 
Granger Lake on 5/5 (Williamson). 
A male Western Tanager was described along Barton Creek near Sculpture Falls on 
5/7 (Travis) 
A Laughing Gull was on Pond 1 West at Hornsby Bend 5/8 (Travis). 
Gray-cheeked Thrushes were photographed at Old Town Elementary School in Round 
Rock on 5/5 (Williamson) and at the West Bouldin Greenbelt in South Austin on 
5/4 (Travis). 
Golden-winged Warblers were at Lake Creek Trail near the footbridge on Braes 
Valley 5/9 in Williamson County (photographed), a female at Commons Ford Park 
in west Austin on 5/9, Warbler Woods photographed one on 5/4 and reported one 
on 5/10 in Guadalupe County. 
  


-Continuing Birds From Previous Week- 
 
Two Brown-crested Flycatchers were at Richard Moya Park in Travis County on 
5/6. 
Hutton's Vireo continues at Warbler Woods as of 5/9 and is reported again from 
St. Edwards Park in Austin on 5/4. 


Reports for the Austin area RBA cover a 60 mile radius, centeredfrom the 
Capitol in downtown Austin. The circle extends north to Belton (Bell County), 
south to Leesville (Gonzales County), east to SomervilleWMA (Lee Burleson 
County), and west to Blumenthal (Gillespie County).Birdsightings mentioned here 
have been filtered and scrutinized by the compiler and are believed to be 
genuine. When documentation or photographs were provide, that is mentioned 
along with the other information about the bird(s) being seen.

For questions or updates about birds mentioned here or to report rare or 
unusual bird sightings in the Austin area, please send an e-mail to 
nollanderson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kenny Anderson 
Austin,TX 

 

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