Home Patch: El Franco Lee over the weekend

Lots of birder traffic and lots of birds at the park. Highlights today included an alternate plumaged Black-bellied Plover, new for the park list and I added a long overdue Broad-winged Hawk to my list. Shorebirds have increased again with one Wilson’s Phalarope still there and Stilt Sandpipers, Upland Sandpipers present yesterday. The Alder Flycatchers are still here in good numbers and calling, if you need one for Texas or Harris Co. here is a chance. Other migrants included Yellow Warblers, Northern Waterthrush, Indigo and Painted Buntings, Dickcissel, Great-crested Flycatchers, and a group a Blue Grosbeak, I unfortunately didn’t. For what its worth the Waxbills were hanging out with a Painted Bunting about 100 yards past the pump, look in the bamboo and listen for them. Photos from the past days below. It was great seeing so many folks out here this weekend, and almost forgot Blue-winged Teal also present, plus Cooper’s Hawk.

Broad-winged Hawk, Photo Stephan Lorenz

bad record shot of Black-bellied Plover El Franco Lee Park, Photo Stephan Lorenz

one more waxbill pic El Franco Lee Park, Photo Stephan Lorenz

Anole Photo Stephan Lorenz

Giant Swallowtail, Photo Stephan Lorenz

Coyote El Franco Lee Park, Photo Stephan Lorenz

sunset Photo Stephan Lorenz


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by ray porter on October 10, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    his may be a grasshopper sparrow
    if so was seen at EFL park about a week ago with some savannah’s


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