Sunday, October 30, 2011

LaFitte's Cove Bird Report 10-29-11

It was a beautiful day to be birding - sunny, cool, no wind and no mosquitos. The ponds have filled up finally with several rains and cooler temperatures. There were a lot of shorebirds and Mottled Ducks. The shorebirds included both Yellowlegs, LB Dowitchers, Willets, peeps, and a few Pectoral Sandpipers.

Pectoral Sandpiper
Winter species are arriving in greater numbers of species. In fact I saw 7 FOS winter birds there. These were Am. Coot, Lincoln's and Song Sparrows, Pine Warbler, Eastern Phoebe and 2 heard species - Am Robin and Flicker.

Eastern Phoebe
Including the Pine Warbler above, there were 5 total warbler species - Orange-crowned, Black-throated Green, Common Yellowthroat, Nashville.

I think I flushed a Whip-poor-will, but couldn't relocate it. Also a flyover of a Caracara was a good find.

I saw both the resident picoides woodpeckers.

Ladder-backed Woodpecker - female
Downy Woodpecker - male

1 comment:

JMBower said...

Nice winter finds, thanks for the reports (seen on Texbirds)