Make your own free website on Tripod.com
Home
Estero Llano Grande State Park
Polydamas
May 2010
January 2010
February 2010
March 2010
November 2009
December 2009
October 2009
August 21, 2009 at Estero Llano Grande State Park esp Guava Skipper
July 2009
August 2009
September 2009
June 2009
May 2009
Feb 2009
March 2009
April 2009
Estero Weekly Butterfly Walks 2008-9 #1-15
Estero Butterfly Walks 2009 17-30
Estero Weekly Butterfly Walks #31 and over
Nov 2006 thru Feb 2007
April 2008
May 2008
June 2008
July 2008
August 2008
September 2008
October 2008
November 2008
December 2008
January 2009
March 2008
January 2008
February 2008
December 2007
October 2007
November 2007
August 2007
September 2007
May 2007
June 2007
July 2007
April 2007
March 2007

Rio Grande Valley birds, butterflies, dragonflies through the eyes of an ex-Buckeye

March 2010

March 1 Dixieland Park  civilized section only Lesser Scaup    10, Pied-billed Grebe    1, Neotropic Cormorant    4, Double-crested Cormorant    5, Black-crowned Night-Heron    3, Red-tailed Hawk    1, American Coot    5, Killdeer    5, Spotted Sandpiper    1, Forster's Tern    2, Mourning Dove    42, Golden-fronted Woodpecker    1, Tree Swallow    30, Savannah Sparrow    5, Red-winged Blackbird    50, Great-tailed Grackle    5

ferruginous pygmy-owl

fer2.jpg

ferruginous pygmy-owl

ferruginous pygmy-owl

March 3 San Miguelito Ranch (Kenedy Co.) 65 species: Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Snow Goose    1020, Gadwall, Mottled Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Ruddy Duck, Neotropic Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, White-tailed Kite, Northern Harrier, Harris's Hawk, White-tailed Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Crested Caracara, American Kestrel, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Black-necked Stilt, Greater Yellowlegs 1, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Inca Dove, Common Ground-Dove, Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher, Great Kiskadee, Tropical Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike 1, Green Jay, Tree Swallow, Black-crested Titmouse, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Eastern Bluebird 2, Northern Mockingbird, Long-billed Thrasher, European Starling, American Pipit, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle), Chipping Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Pyrrhuloxia, Red-winged Blackbird, Eastern Meadowlark, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

March 6 Tiocano Lake (LTC 017) 26 species:  Gadwall    2, Blue-winged Teal    26, Cinnamon Teal    4, Northern Shoveler    76, Green-winged Teal    30, Great Egret    6,Snowy Egret    8, Little Blue Heron    4, Tricolored Heron    1, Turkey Vulture    1, Harris's Hawk    2,American Coot    90, Black-necked Stilt    22, American Avocet    29, Least Sandpiper    10, Long-billed Dowitcher    87, Rock Pigeon    17, Eurasian Collared-Dove    50, Mourning Dove    50, Tree Swallow    3, European Starling    1, American Pipit    25, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)    2, Common Yellowthroat    1, Red-winged Blackbird    21, Great-tailed Grackle    17

barn owl

March 7 Estero Llano Grande SP  Traditional route except back through Lakeview instead of deck back to HQ, led by Dave Elder, Gadwall    6, Mottled Duck    2, Blue-winged Teal    20, Cinnamon Teal    5, Northern Shoveler    230, Green-winged Teal    24 ,Ring-necked Duck    8, Lesser Scaup    2, Ruddy Duck    1, Plain Chachalaca    5, Least Grebe    12, Pied-billed Grebe    9, American White Pelican    29, Neotropic Cormorant    2, Double-crested Cormorant    1,Anhinga    1, Great Blue Heron    2, Great Egret    4, Snowy Egret    3, Little Blue Heron    1, Tricolored Heron    1, Green Heron    1, Black-crowned Night-Heron    2, White Ibis    10, Roseate Spoonbill    4, Turkey Vulture    3, Osprey    1, White-tailed Kite    2, Northern Harrier    2, Sharp-shinned Hawk    1, Red-shouldered Hawk    1, Crested Caracara    3, Sora    1, Common Moorhen    5, American Coot    182, Killdeer    3, Black-necked Stilt    100, American Avocet    40, Spotted Sandpiper    2, Solitary Sandpiper    1, Least Sandpiper    18, Stilt Sandpiper    20, Long-billed Dowitcher    34, Mourning Dove    2, Inca Dove    4, Common Ground-Dove    2, White-tipped Dove    4, Red-crowned Parrot    21, Barn Owl 1, Eastern Screech-Owl    1, Common Pauraque    4, Buff-bellied Hummingbird    1, Black-chinned Hummingbird    1, Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird    1, Green Kingfisher    1, Golden-fronted Woodpecker    9, Great Kiskadee    5, Tropical/Couch's Kingbird    1, White-eyed Vireo    1, Green Jay    4, Purple Martin    8, Tree Swallow    15, Northern Rough-winged Swallow    1, Cave Swallow    12, Black-crested Titmouse    1, Ruby-crowned Kinglet    1, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher    1, Northern Mockingbird    1, Long-billed Thrasher    1, Curve-billed Thrasher    1, European Starling    2, American Pipit    4, Orange-crowned Warbler    1, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)    5, Common Yellowthroat    2, Wilson's Warbler    1, Olive Sparrow    2, Savannah Sparrow    4, Lincoln's Sparrow    1, Northern Cardinal    1, Red-winged Blackbird    175, Great-tailed Grackle    42, Lesser Goldfinch    6, House Sparrow    11

cedar waxwings

cedar waxwings

cedar waxwing

March 9 Harlingen Thicket WBC (LTC 028)  While walking three dogs.18 species: Turkey Vulture    1, Mourning Dove    4, Golden-fronted Woodpecker    8, Ash-throated Flycatcher    2, Great Kiskadee    3, White-eyed Vireo    2, Black-crested Titmouse    1, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher    2, Northern Mockingbird    10, Long-billed Thrasher    5, Curve-billed Thrasher    1, Cedar Waxwing    168, Orange-crowned Warbler    1, Common Yellowthroat    2, Savannah Sparrow    1, Northern Cardinal    3, Red-winged Blackbird    15, Great-tailed Grackle    3


photo by Shelby & Kevin Heeter of Islamorada FL-- thank you!

March 12  Estero Butterfly Walk No Lyside Sulphurs!

Brown Longtail (Urbanus procne) only one! Potrillo Skipper (Cabares potrillo) several,  on Green Jay trail Mazans Scallopwing (Staphylus mazans) many, on Green Jay trail Funereal Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis) several  White Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus albescens) Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus oileus)   Turk's-cap White-Skipper (Heliopetes macaira) Laviana White-Skipper (Heliopetes laviana) Common Streaky-Skipper (Celotes nessus)Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius) Southern Skipperling (Copaeodes minima) Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)   Whirlabout (Polites vibex)  Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)Southern Dogface (Zerene cesonia)  Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa)   Dusky-blue Groundstreak (Calycopis isobeon) Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus) Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon istapaFatal Metalmark (Calephelis nemesisQueen (Danaus gilippus) only one!  Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) only one!                                Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia) Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada) Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon) Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) Vesta Crescent (Phyciodes vestaTexan Crescent (Anthanassa texana) White Peacock (Anartia jatrophaeMexican Bluewing (Myscelia ethusa)  Hermes Satyr (Hermeuptychia hermes). 

There were also several Orange Satyr-Moths - Heterusia atalantata  Mike Quinn's site Texasento.com calls this an uncommon diurnal moth that flies Oct thru Dec only in Starr, Hidalgo and Cameron counties in Texas in the US.  

 

March 19 Estero Butterfly Walk Many Giant Swallowtails (Papilio cresphontes), only one Lyside Sulphur (Kircogonia lyside), one Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole), few Gray Hairstreaks (Strymon melinus), few Bordered Patches (Chlosyne lacinia), many Texan Crescents (Phyciodes texana), one Pale-Banded Crescent (Phyciodes tulcis), one Vesta Crescent (Phyciodes vesta), one Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon), one Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta), a few Mexican Bluewings (Myscelia ethusa), many Hermes Satyrs (Hermeuptychia hermes), two Brown Longtails mating (Urbanus procne), many Mazan's Scallopwings (Staphylus mazans), many Funereal Duskywings (Erynnis funeralis), many White Checkered-Skippers (Pyrgus albescens), one Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus oileus), one Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius), one Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus), and one Orange Satyr-Moth.

Mar 20, 21 Estero

Gadwall    2, 2
Mottled Duck    6, 3
Blue-winged Teal    4, 6

Gadwall    2, 2
Mottled Duck    6, 3
Blue-winged Teal    4, 6
Cinnamon Teal    7, 1
Northern Shoveler    168, 105

Green-winged Teal    18, 10
Ring-necked Duck    1, 0
Lesser Scaup    1, 1
Ruddy Duck    2, 2
Plain Chachalaca    12, 5

Least Grebe    18, 29

Pied-billed Grebe    11, 7
Neotropic Cormorant    1,2

Double-Crested Cormorant 0, 2
Anhinga    1, 0

Great Blue Heron    10, 11
Great Egret    1, 1
Snowy Egret    4, 4
Little Blue Heron    2, 1
Tricolored Heron    1, 1

White Ibis 0, 6

Turkey Vulture    1, 2
White-tailed Kite    2, 2

Northern Harrier 0, 1
Cooper's Hawk    1, 0


Harris's Hawk    3, 1
Red-tailed Hawk    1, 1
KING RAIL    1, 1
Sora    4, 1
Common Moorhen    3, 8


American Coot    146, 170
Killdeer    2, 4
Black-necked Stilt    37, 36
American Avocet    42, 10
Spotted Sandpiper    4, 3


Solitary Sandpiper    1, 2
Least Sandpiper    5, 1
Long-billed Dowitcher    7, 1
Wilson's Snipe
    2, 2
White-winged Dove    3, 0


Mourning Dove    50, 2
Inca Dove    4, 2
Common Ground-Dove    2, 2
White-tipped Dove    2, 5
Red-crowned Parrot    16, 12


Common Pauraque    2, 4
Buff-bellied Hummingbird    2, 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird    2, 0
Black-chinned Hummingbird    1, 0
Green Kingfisher    1, 0


Golden-fronted Woodpecker    11, 13
Ladder-backed Woodpecker    1, 0

BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER 0, 1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet    1, 0
Great Kiskadee    7, 5


Couch's Kingbird    3, 0
ROSE-THROATED BECARD    1, 1
Loggerhead Shrike    1, 1
Green Jay    1, 0
Purple Martin    6, 2


Tree Swallow    1, 8
Northern Rough-winged Swallow    1, 10
Black-crested Titmouse    2, 2
Carolina Wren
    4, 1
House Wren    3, 0


Marsh Wren    1, 0
Ruby-crowned Kinglet    2, 0
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher    2, 0
Northern Mockingbird    5, 6
Long-billed Thrasher    2, 2


Curve-billed Thrasher    2, 2
European Starling    2, 2
Orange-crowned Warbler    2, 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)    1, 0
BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER    1, 0


Black-and-white Warbler    1, 0
Common Yellowthroat    8, 7
Olive Sparrow    2, 0
Lark Sparrow    3, 6
Savannah Sparrow
    2, 4


Lincoln's Sparrow
    3, 2
SWAMP SPARROW    1, 1
Northern Cardinal    2, 1
Indigo Bunting    1, 0
Red-winged Blackbird    230, 170


Eastern Meadowlark    10, 1
Great-tailed Grackle    19, 26
Lesser Goldfinch 0, 2

House Sparrow    7, 8

 

 

.

.