Saturday, April 24, 2010
A quick update for today's birding adventures. We spent most of the day at Sabine Woods, a Texas Ornithological Society sanctuary, although we did take a short trip to McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge.
We saw 42 new species today, bringing our total for the trip (so far) to 129 species.
We saw 25 warbler species today - an excellent number. They're tough to photograph (even with our big lens) and most of our day was spent warbler watching, so I have just three photos to share. One of the warblers was a life bird for me: Black-throated Blue Warbler.
We saw this Canada Warbler at Sabine Woods.
This Summer Tanager discovered a bee hive in this tree in Sabine Woods.
A Tricolored Heron in breeding plumage, note the bright blue bill. Photo taken at McFaddin NWR.
Birds of note:
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler (a personal favorite)
Worm-eating Warbler (another personal fave)
Painted Bunting (amazing Skittle-colored birds)
Dickcissel (just because I need this word in my blog post)
It was such a great day in Sabine Woods that we're heading back there tomorrow.