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Checklist S45129249

 
Location
South Padre Is.--Valley Land Fund lots (LTC 036), Cameron County, Texas, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:41 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
1 hour(s), 21 minute(s)
Distance:
0.1 mile(s)
Observers:
Tamie Bulow
Species
31 species (+1 other taxa) total
1
Great Black Hawk

No time for photo. Grackles loudly calling, came in from surroundings, perched atop the tall trees of
the north Sheepshead lot, obviously upset about something in the trees, all facing the same direction. Laughing Gulls came over, screaming loudly, circling the tall trees in the lot. In an instant, the large hawk burst from below the tops of the tall trees, and was mobbed by the grackles. They were on him like mosquitoes, as they swarmed around him and chased him. The hawk darted from the trees, flying about 25-30' over the ground, directly took off in a SW direction over Sheepshead Street and the south lot without gaining any elevation. And it was gone from sight! Fr. Tom noted the windows in the wings, Lizee Cavazos noted the white near base of tail (both of them on north side of road), and I noted the barring in the tail and part of one wing (mobbing grackles were in the line of sight from street itself). All three of us were impressed with the large size of the raptor, dwarfing the grackles. We concluded that the bird could easily have been roosting in the trees, and it was discovered by the grackles about 4:10 PM. It flushed around 4:15 PM, not to be refound.

6
Laughing Gull
1
Eurasian Collared-Dove
1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
7
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
1
Eastern Wood-Pewee
1
Empidonax sp.
1
Great Kiskadee
1
Red-eyed Vireo
10
Barn Swallow
1
Veery
1
Gray-cheeked Thrush
4
Gray Catbird
1
Northern Mockingbird
2
European Starling
1
Northern Waterthrush
3
Black-and-white Warbler
2
Tennessee Warbler
1
Common Yellowthroat
1
Hooded Warbler
1
American Redstart
2
Magnolia Warbler
1
Chestnut-sided Warbler
1
Black-throated Green Warbler
1
Northern Cardinal
2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
7
Indigo Bunting
4
Painted Bunting
7
Baltimore Oriole
2
Red-winged Blackbird
36
Great-tailed Grackle
 

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

Yes