[texbirds] Morning at Quinta Mazatlan

  • From: john brush <jimbo-b@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 15:00:25 -0700 (PDT)

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Spent some time birding at Quinta Mazatlan this morning and had some 
interesting, if not unusual sightings. An adult Swainson's Hawk has been 
hanging around the park for a couple weeks now (really got some Green Parakeets 
to panic), and a Bewick's Wren (not a typical visitor at QM) is staying around 
as well. Orchard Orioles, and a Hooded Oriole exploring a palm on the road in. 
At our ampitheater feeder, I saw an Olive Sparrow show some agression to a 
House Sparrow (you tell 'em, Olive Sparrow!). 

John Brush
Edinburg, Texas

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck  2
Plain Chachalaca  12
Swainson's Hawk  1
Killdeer  4
Rock Pigeon  3
White-winged Dove  60
Inca Dove  5
Green Parakeet  4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Buff-bellied Hummingbird  3
Golden-fronted Woodpecker  8
Ladder-backed Woodpecker  3
Brown-crested Flycatcher  1
Great Kiskadee  2
Tropical Kingbird  2
White-eyed Vireo  1
Purple Martin  10
Cave Swallow  5
Black-crested Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  1
Bewick's Wren  1
Clay-colored Thrush  1
Northern Mockingbird  8
Long-billed Thrasher  1
Curve-billed Thrasher  5
Olive Sparrow  3
Lark Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Great-tailed Grackle  4
Bronzed Cowbird  1
Orchard Oriole  11
Hooded Oriole  1
Lesser Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  15
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