[texbirds] Re: Menard County birding - Brown-crested Flycatchers, Black-and-white Warblers, Scott's Oriole, Cactus Wren, etc

  • From: Susan Schaezler <warblerwoods@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "christian.walker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <christian.walker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2012 17:59:34 -0500

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We were there several weeks ago and had 34 species.  Fantastic place!

Susan Schaezler
WarblerWoods.org
501(c)(3 )
Cibolo/Schertz
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On Jul 8, 2012, at 5:55 PM, Christian Walker <christian.walker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
wrote:

> Please start sending your posts to texbirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> Hello,
> 
> Ed Fair, Byron Stone, and I birded Menard County today as well as Brady Lake 
> (in McCulloch Co).  We had a very good morning of birding, and had incredibly 
> good weather conditions - cool and cloudy, with not much wind.  We had a 
> Scott's Oriole, and singing Cassin's and Field Sparrows just across the 
> Menard Co line to start off the morning, but spent most of our time at the 
> Stockpen Crossing Park in town.  We found some good riparian birds in the 
> park itself including 2 singing Black-and-white Warblers, Eastern Wood-Pewee, 
> Green Kingfisher, Yellow-throated and Red-eyed Vireos, and Blue Grosbeak.  We 
> birded along the road that runs west of the park and dead ends 4 miles down 
> into the river, really cleaning up on brush country birds: Cactus Wren, 
> Bullock's Orioles, Verdin, Northern Bobwhite, Black-throated Sparrows, and 
> Rufous-crowned Sparrow.  The RCSP was down at the river crossing, where we 
> had three calling Brown-crested Flycatchers. We spent some time with these 
> birds, taking photos and video, and making sure of the id.  
> Good day.  
> 
> Good birding,
> 
> Christian Walker
> University of Dallas
> Irving, TX
> 512 431-2495
> 
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