More Fall Photos
Yesterday this Prothonotary Warbler was at the pond, also about a million mosquitoes. I managed to get a few crummy pictures while being slowly drained of blood.
Some of my "FOF" sightings:
Merlin - 9/25, Sabine Woods
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 10/2, Artesian Acres/Sabine Woods
Northern Flicker 10/2, Artesian Acres
Eastern Phoebe 10/16, Artesian Acres/Sabine Woods
House Wren 10/15, Artesian Acres
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10/2, Sabine Woods
Orange-crowned Warbler 10/16, Sabine Woods
Yellow-rumped Warbler 10/16, Artesian Acres
Swamp Sparrow 10/16, Sabine Woods
It's interesting that the bulk of our winter passerines (kinglets, sparrows, etc.) arrive much later in coastal Texas than they do in coastal California.
Other noteworthy fall sightings include a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher seen flying south past our backyard on 10/15, and a Western Kingbird hanging out with Scissor-tails near Sabine Pass on 10/16.
Here are a few photos taken at Sabine Woods this fall:
Hooded Warbler , 10/2/11.
Black-and-white Warbler, 10/2/11.
Magnolia Warbler, 10/2/11.