[texbirds] Webberville-Utley

  • From: Brush Freeman <brushfreeman@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: texbirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2012 14:14:15 -0500

Webberville Park was good this morning as were a few Utley locations

Tricolored Heron 1
Couch's, Eastern and Western Kingbirds
Blue Grosbeaks
Bronzed Cowbirds 4
E. Wood-Pewee
Least Flycatcher 2
Y. B. Cuckoo 5
Prothonotary Warblers 3 (as reported by others)...I heard one...It is
getting late.
Blk-and-white Warbler 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers 4-5
Upland Sandpipers 3
Pectoral Sand. 2
Summer Tanagers  3
E. Phoebe (rare in summer)
Orchard Orioles 8-9

Last but not least...I flushed two Ruddy type ducks from a almost dry
marshy area, They flew directly away from me and I could not get any real
detail before they landed back in tall weeds about 130 yds. away
(est.)..There might have been white in the wing but I am not sure and did
not remember to look for it .  I have made two visits back to the cocation
since and have not relocated them but will keep trying over the next few
days as long as there is a bit of water, tho that is going fast.  You know
what I am hoping for, but either way both species are good around Utley in
the summer.

  The grand matriarch of Utley is being buried today, I think she was 103.
she lived in Utley her entire life and is the last of her generation in
this area.
I have been told she was the grand daughter of slaves and will be buried in
a cemetery that holds folks of that generation.

 We had a Blue Racers follow ahead of us on a sandy road for 25+ yds.  It
did not go left or right until it met that distance. Neat.

Brush Freeman
Independent and affiliated Field Biologist
Finca Alacranes., Utley,Texas
The greatest musician of all time is mother nature.

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