[texbirds] Re: Great Day at Sabine Woods (addendum)

  • From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: steve mayes <sgmayes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2013 21:59:14 -0500

>
I will say however that Steve Gast's post was was a very good read, Thanks
Steve...I am posting way to much and have to much time on my hands,
admittedly,  in this "slow" season in regards to work.Comes with being
partly retired and bored
...B

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Finca Alacranes., Utley,Texas


On Sun, Sep 22, 2013 at 9:44 PM, Brush Freeman <brushfreeman@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Geeez...I should be down at Petra's/POCO...Willie's report yesterday and
> now yours...I am missing the boat..(But darn it I had a Cape May :-)..I
> wanted to call a Blue-winged this morning with pathetic views but it was in
> dense stuff and I did not hear any chips.  Oh well.  I very much enjoy the
> early Kinglets and my "snapping" Brown Thrasher...And tire of LETE and
> Nomenclature discussions.  Thank you, Willie and others for providing
> sightings reports....I sure wish more reports came out of the NCTX-Central
> Texas region.  BTW for the hard core birders that really want to get into
> genetics, nomenclature, split, lumps etc....Pls. let me remind all there is
> Tx-Ornithology...Too many of these good discussions go to FB and Texbirds
> where they vaporize within hours, especially on FB.
>
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> Brush Freeman
> 503-551-5150 Cell
> http://texasnaturenotes.blogspot.com/
> Finca Alacranes., Utley,Texas
>
>
> On Sun, Sep 22, 2013 at 9:29 PM, steve mayes <sgmayes@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>> TEXBirders,
>> Land birds may not have been moving through Smith Point on Sunday but
>> they definitely were in good numbers at Sabine Woods.  John Whittle and I
>> tallied 24 warbler species between the two of us of which I saw 23 (missed
>> his Yellow-breasted Chat).  Most numerous were Redstarts, Black and Whites
>> and Hoodeds and perhaps the best was a female Golden-winged Warbler.  Other
>> warblers seen were Blue-winged, Tennessee, Nashville, Northern Parula,
>> Yellow, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Black-throated Green, Blackburnian,
>> Yellow-throated, Palm, Prothonotary, Worm-eating, Ovenbird, Northern
>> Waterthrush, Kentucky, Common Yellowthroat, Wilson's and Canada.  Other
>> birds seen include lots of Empids along with other flycatchers (Pewee,
>> Olive-sided, Eastern Kingbird), vireos (White-eyed, Red-eyed,
>> Yellow-throated and Warbling) and some buntings (Blue Grosbeak, Indigo and
>> Painted).  Had Summer and Scarlet Tanager and John had a male Western
>> Tanager before I arrived but we could not refind it.
>> It was every bit as good as a good spring migration day with, often 4-5
>> species of warbler in one tree with several in view at once.  Probably as
>> good a fall warbler day as I have ever experienced.  The birds were
>> arriving during the day I think and were very hungray and actively feeding.
>>  I saw four Redstarts go after the same moth at one point and saw a
>> Restart, a Pewee and a Hooded Warbler all go after another.  Bad day to be
>> a moth in Sabine Woods.
>> Combine this with what I understand was a large movement of Broad-winged
>> Hawks and Wood Storks in northern Jefferson county today and it seems like
>> this was the place to be on Sunday!
>>
>> Steve Mayes
>> Nederland, TX
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