Good birds this brisk, clear morning at the Matagorda County Birding Nature
Center in Bay City.
-> A pair of Great Kiskadees were showing a lot of interest in the 2 Martin
houses in the park. It seemed to me that these birds were looking for a
nesting location. The male especially was very interested in these houses and
was quite vocal presumably calling to the female to come take a closer look.
The birds were moving back and forth from one Purple Martin house to the other,
and along the swampy area near them. Thanks to Robyn Savage for the eBird post
on these birds.
-> A Green Kingfisher was foraging at the pond that has the water feature and
is near where the park hosts have their trailers. Upstream of the Colorado
River at the river overlook where all the palm trees are growing, there are 3
holes in the opposite river bank that may be Green Kingfisher nest holes.
Butch, one of the park hosts, said that he saw the birds digging here.
-> A female Painted Bunting was in low brush along the river, at this river
overlook near where all the palm trees are growing. Also here was a bright
Yellow-throated Warbler foraging up higher.
-> A bright male Indigo Bunting was sporting his indigo in low brush along the
river near the pavilion.
-> A male Hooded Warbler (my FOS) was perched-up characteristically high,
sunning himself before returning to thick cover to forage.
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