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Location
Sabine Woods (UTC 026), Jefferson County, Texas, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:20 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
5 hour(s), 58 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
John Haynes
Comments:
Gorgeous day, so had to get out. Overall I was a little disappointed that the beginning of several days of north winds produced so few birds, but all it takes is one good one.
Species
44 species (+1 other taxa) total
3
Mourning Dove
1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1
Chuck-will's-widow
8
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1
Great Blue Heron
2
Tricolored Heron
28
White Ibis
2
Turkey Vulture
1
Sharp-shinned Hawk
2
Broad-winged Hawk
2
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Great Horned Owl
1
Melanerpes sp.
2
Downy Woodpecker
1
American Kestrel
1
Merlin
3
Eastern Wood-Pewee
1
Great Crested Flycatcher
1
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher

Literally the second bird of the morning. Flew across the trail just left (west) of the entrance. Saw the bright reddish tail, and wrongly assumed Myiarchus type. Bird was seen in plain view under excellent seeing conditions at a distance ranging from 30-60 feet for about 90 seconds. Large, stocky bird with a large head and very large bill. Striking face pattern included a very broad malar stripe. These features eliminate Piratic and Variegated. Eyestripe clean white, belly washed with pale yellow, eliminating Streaked. Boldly striped on sides, strongly barred on back. Bird tree hopped north while I started contacting people. Subsequent attempts to refind bird were unsuccessful. Very exciting to turn up an unusual bird, but mildly depressing when it won't stick around for others to enjoy.

2
Loggerhead Shrike
16
White-eyed Vireo
2
Red-eyed Vireo
6
Blue Jay
1
House Wren
13
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
6
Gray Catbird
7
Brown Thrasher
2
Northern Mockingbird
3
Yellow-breasted Chat
2
Red-winged Blackbird
6
Common Grackle
4
Black-and-white Warbler
3
Nashville Warbler
2
Common Yellowthroat
4
Hooded Warbler
9
American Redstart
2
Northern Parula
1
Magnolia Warbler
1
Black-throated Green Warbler
5
Wilson's Warbler
1
Summer Tanager
4
Northern Cardinal
1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
3
Indigo Bunting
 

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

Yes