[texbirds] Mitchell Lake in san Antonio sunday Sept 15

  • From: "Georgina Schwartz" <gbird@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "texbirds" <texbirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 17:57:53 -0500

WE had agreat morning at the Mitchell Lake today in spite of the fact
that there were numberous parties out there.
thanks to Bob Doe, Mike Creese, Mariann Golden, Gail and Terry Nickel
(and Logan), Alan kuentz, Helen Rejzek, Bill collins for their most
excellent eyes and ears.
Note the Red=necked Phalarope and the immature Sora.
Be sure and take your scope for looking at the birds in Basin 3.

Mitchell Lake's number is 210-628-1639 for weekday entry.
Weekends 8 to 4

----- Georgina Schwartz

Mitchell Lake, Bexar, US-TX
Sep 15, 2013 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Note the sora and the red-necked phalarope
We did not find the ani, although curt mccamy did
73 species (+1 other taxa)

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  24
Blue-winged Teal  55
Northern Shoveler  8
Least Grebe  5
Pied-billed Grebe  6
Neotropic Cormorant  1
American White Pelican  25     most far out on the lake
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  18
Snowy Egret  181
Little Blue Heron  2
Tricolored Heron  20     WE really did count them
Cattle Egret  40
Green Heron  3
Roseate Spoonbill  7
Black Vulture  20
Turkey Vulture  7
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Sora  1     a juvenile on the south shore of the west polder near the 
west end, see 14D3 on the Mitchell Lake grid map
See by all of us.
Common Gallinule  5
American Coot  6
Black-necked Stilt  146
American Avocet  8
Killdeer  15
Spotted Sandpiper  6
Solitary Sandpiper  2
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  12
Stilt Sandpiper  20
Least Sandpiper  300
Pectoral Sandpiper  3
Semipalmated Sandpiper  1
Western Sandpiper  20
Short-billed Dowitcher  2     ID'd by scope and verified by bob Doe
Long-billed Dowitcher  3
Wilson's Phalarope  12
Red-necked Phalarope  1     Photographed by Terry Nickel along the 
shore of west ponder, near 9E on the grid map, seen by all 10 of us.
Black patterned back, and black on the face with smaller bill. See 
photo
Black Tern  5
White-winged Dove  200
Mourning Dove  50
Common Ground-Dove  3
Greater Roadrunner  1
Chimney Swift  6
Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird  1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker  1
Ladder-backed Woodpecker  2
Crested Caracara  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1     seen by Bob doe at the bird POnd
Couch's Kingbird  2
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  6
Loggerhead Shrike  2
White-eyed Vireo  5
Bell's Vireo  1
Barn Swallow  20
Cave Swallow  100
Carolina Chickadee  1
Verdin  10
Carolina Wren  1
Bewick's Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  12
Long-billed Thrasher  3
Northern Mockingbird  20
European Starling  185
Yellow Warbler  12
Wilson's Warbler  2
Northern Cardinal  30
Red-winged Blackbird  100
Great-tailed Grackle  20
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Orchard Oriole  6
Bullock's Oriole  1
Baltimore Oriole  1
House Finch  6

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