[texbirds] High Island 9/30/13

  • From: DHanson139@xxxxxxx
  • To: texbirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:10:06 -0400 (EDT)

After seeing the two Mourning Warblers reported at Smith Oaks I headed  
there to try and add one to my life list today. I hit Boy Scout Woods first for 
 just a few minutes and it was pretty quite. Had a single Wilson's Warbler, 
Brown  Thrasher and a couple of Gray Catbirds there and of course several 
Ruby-throated  Hummingbirds.
 
Then I spent almost two and a half hours at Smith Oaks and it was a little  
better over there. I was greeted just inside the back entrance by a very 
nice  Canada Warbler. I eventually found Magnolia, Hooded, Canada, and A 
Redstart. I  had maybe 7 White-eyed Vireos with several of them being dark eyed 
juveniles, 2  Red-eyed Vireos, Brown Thrashers, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Belted 
Kingfisher,  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and a very pretty juvenile Osprey. I 
actually thought for  a while I had seen something I had never seen before. 
This 
young Osprey flew up  onto a dead tree limb holding something in it's foot. 
It looked like a bird so I  took several pictures and when I blew them up at 
home it turns out it is a fish  that the tail is so shredded  it looks like 
tail feathers.
 
No Mourning Warblers though!
 
4 pictures all from Smith Oaks.
http://smu.gs/1bYvDSt
 
David  Hanson
Baytown/Mont Belvieu Area
Chambers County
Galveston Bay Area  Master Naturalist
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