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Checklist S22217009

 
Location
Laguna Atascosa NWR (LTC 024), Cameron County, Texas, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
6 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Mark Esparza
Comments:
N/A
Species
42 species (+1 other taxa) total
2
10
10
2
4
1
5
10
5
3
2
10
5
1
100
2
5
1
1
5
2
2
1
Tropical/Couch's Kingbird
1
15
5
1
1
1
2
5
15
3
3
2
X
X
2
2
1
10
1

I was on the walkway that takes you from the headquarters to the Refuge Office. I saw it at 11:15am. Walking towards the Refuge Office it was on the right side. It was in the trees just before you get to the Refuge Office. When I first saw it the bird appeared to be cleaning itself and it was behind some branches. When I put the binoculars on it I saw the very dark blue. I tried to get a photo but the branches were in the way. I put the binoculars back on it to get a better look and it flew to another branch. There I got a good look at it but only for about 2 seconds. I tried to get the camera on it but it went down. It was dark blue. Appeared very dark around the eye. I saw an indigo bunting that had some blue in it and the blue bunting had a much darker blue. I was no more than 20 feet away. I would say the Blue Bunting was just slightly bigger than the Indigo Bunting I saw. Unfortunately this was the only photo I got. He was cleaning himself when I took the photo and I believe that is a part of the wing that is showing above the branch. I stuck around for another 2 hours to try to get a better photo but obviously that didn't happen.

© Mark Esparza

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Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes