[texbirds] Re: Pictures from last week, Anahuac to Brazoria,

  • From: "John Arvin" <jarvin@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: <josephkennedy36@xxxxxxxxx>, "4 Texbirds Maillist" <texbirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2012 12:54:18 -0500

Your photo labelled simply "sandpiper" is very interesting. At first I 
thought it might be a Wilson's Phalarope but the bill seems too heavy for 

John C. Arvin
Research Associate
Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
103 West Hwy 332
Lake Jackson, TX 77566

Austin, Texas 

 From: "Joseph Kennedy" <josephkennedy36@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2012 10:42 AM
To: "4 Texbirds Maillist" <texbirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [texbirds] Pictures from last week, Anahuac to Brazoria,

There were lots of birds around last Thursday. I started at Anahuac where 
bobwhite's were sitting up calling and preening 
http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415734   Lots of barn 
swallows are starting to gather while others are still nesting at the old 
entrance building http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415733   
Young birds are losing the light colored gape mark they used to aim the 
parents food delivery 
http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415729   Orchard orioles 
are still singing http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415726   
Killdeers nest on the new road shoulder around shoveler pond. With the 
narrow shell edge, the are next to the pavement. I only saw this bird and 
eggs when I looked down while scanning birds out on the water 
http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415724   A single white 
pelican was out on a dike 
http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415722   You can tell it is 
hot when the common nighthawks start standing on their perch to allow more 
air flow http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415710   With 
tides very high, rails were more apparent but still well not seen out in 
the vegetation like this clapper rail 
http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415707   This was the first 
of 3 godwit species for the day 
http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415706    Young of the year 
white ibis are out and about 
http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415705   This shorebird was 
a mystery when I saw it and I am still uncertain as to who it is 
http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415704   Down at the godwit 
spot at Brazoria the breeding plumage hudsonian godwit way back there in 
the drying pond http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415644   I 
thought I had an angle on the black-tailed godwit sitting behind some 
vegetation but the picture turned out to be a female gadwall with the 
godwit still hidden.    Young yellow-crowned night herons are out and are 
losing the last of their down. This bird was on the brazoria auto tour 
http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415641   Lots of roseate 
spoonbills out in the shallow water in all colors 
http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415637   Some showed off 
their spoon http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415636   
Fulvous whistling ducks were common but I saw no young 
http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415634   But the 
black-bellied whistling duck youngsters were marching around 
http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415631   The young of the 
year boat-tailed grackles are out of the nest and still begging 
http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415632   Still abundant 
black-necked stilts including birds on eggs 
http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415627   And young that can 
fly http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415626   And in between 
 http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/image/144415630   All the pictures 
for the day can be browsed at http://www.pbase.com/joseph_kennedy_36/inbox 

Joseph C. Kennedy
on Buffalo Bayou in West Houston

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