Spring 2013 images from Texas:

Updated: Monday June 10, 2013

Enjoy the birds and photos below...I certainly did while I was taking them!

Erik Breden
Harlingen, Texas
erik.breden@otterside.com

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Odonata on a Private Hill Country Ranch - May 29th - Leakey, TX

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  • Aztec Dancer
  • Orange Bluet
  • Arroyo Bluet
  • Double-striped Bluet
  • Blue-ringed Dancer
  • Variable Dancer
  • Dusky Dancer
  • Eastern Amberwing
  • Blue Dasher
  • Checkered Setwing
  • Swift Setwing
  • Comanche Skimmer
  • Flame Skimmer
  • Roseate Skimmer
  • Giant Green Lichen Orbweaver
  • Eastern Tree Lizard
  • Texas Earless Lizard
  • Persian Red Sheep


Park Chalk Bluff - May 28th and 29th - Uvalde, TX

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  • Rufous-capped Warbler (hybrid?)
  • Brown-crested Flycatcher
  • Green Kingfisher
  • Black Vulture
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Texan Crescent
  • Roadside-Skipper sp.
  • Helleborine Orchid
  • Prickly Poppy
  • Mexican Hat
  • Silver-leaf Nightshade


Estero Llano Grande State Park - May 22nd - Weslaco, TX

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  • Neotropic Cormorant
  • Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
  • Familiar Bluet
  • Phallus Mushroom



SPI Convention Center and North Beach - May 20th - South Padre Island, TX

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  • Yellow Warbler
  • Hooded Warbler
  • Reddish Egret
  • Tricolored Heron
  • Redhead
  • Laughing Gull
  • Dunlin
  • Wilson's Phalarope
  • Snowy Plover
  • Sanderling
  • Pectoral Sandpiper
  • Black-necked Stilt
  • Black Tern
  • Caspian Tern
  • Least Tern
  • Royal Tern
  • Sandwich Tern
  • Brown Pelican
  • Black-bellied Plover
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Willet



Golden-crowned Sparrow at SPI - May 18th - South Padre Island, TX

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  • GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW!!!
  • Gray Catbird
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Reddish Egret (white-phase)
  • Osprey
  • Mullet



Cameron County Coastal Shorebirding - May 13th - Boca Chica and Port Isabel, TX

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  • Black-bellied Plover
  • Sanderling
  • Sandwich Tern
  • Great Egret
  • Reddish Egret
  • Tricolored Heron
  • Laughing Gull
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Whimbrel
  • Fiddler Crab
  • Queen Isabella Causeway


Farm Fields Southwest of Harlingen - May 10th - San Benito and La Feria, TX

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  • Bank Swallow
  • Baird's Sandpiper
  • Buff-breasted Sandpiper
  • Least Sandpiper
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Killdeer
  • Wilson's Phalarope
  • Stilt Sandpiper
  • Texas Spiny Softshell Turtle


SPI Convention Center - May 3rd - South Padre Island, TX

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  • Wilson's Plover
  • Tricolored Heron
  • Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
  • American Bittern
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird
  • Gray Catbird
  • Blue Grosbeak
  • Lincoln's Sparrow
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Western Tanager
  • Gray-cheeked Thrush
  • Northern Parula
  • Cape May Warbler
  • Bay-breasted Warbler
  • Blackburnian Warbler
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Northern Waterthrush
  • Black-and-white Warbler
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler
  • Worm-eating Warbler


SPI Convention Center - April 29th - South Padre Island, TX

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  • Bobolink
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Acadian Flycatcher
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Orchard Oriole
  • Northern Parula
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Summer Tanager
  • Western Tanager
  • Black-and-white Warbler
  • Blackburnian Warbler
  • Cape May Warbler
  • Blackpoll Warbler
  • Hooded Warbler
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Swainson's Warbler
  • Tennessee Warbler
  • Blue Crab


Just the Warblers (20 out of 26 seen)! - April 25th - Fallout at South Padre Island, TX

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  • Ovenbird
  • American Redstart
  • Bay-breasted Warbler
  • Black-and-white Warbler
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Blackburnian Warbler
  • Blackpoll Warbler
  • Cerulean Warbler
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler
  • Wilson's Warbler
  • Golden-winged Warbler
  • Blue-winged Warbler
  • Hooded Warbler
  • Kentucky Warbler
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Nashville Warbler
  • Tennessee Warbler
  • Prairie Warbler
  • Worm-eating Warbler
  • Swainson's Warbler


April 25th - Fallout at South Padre Island, TX

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  • Yellow-headed Blackbird
  • Bobolink
  • Painted Bunting
  • Dickcissel
  • Flycatcher sp.
  • Great-tailed Grackle
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Summer Tanager
  • Gray-cheeked Thrush
  • Wood Thrush
  • Veery


April 15th - South Padre Island, TX

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  • Caspian Tern
  • Sandwich Tern
  • Laughing Gull
  • Sanderling
  • Western Sandpiper
  • Black Skimmer
  • Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Painted Bunting
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Orchard Oriole
  • Ovenbird
  • Northern Parula
  • Scarlet Tanager
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Kentucky Warbler
  • Prothonotary Warbler
  • Worm-eating Warbler
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler
  • Yellow-rumped (Audubon's) Warbler
  • Northern Waterthrush
  • Common Yellowthroat


April 12th - South Padre Island, TX

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  • Bullock's Oriole
  • Orchard Oriole
  • Indigo Bunting
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Lincoln's Sparrow
  • Osprey


March 25th - New AF-S Nikon 80-400mm VR Lens Test, Harlingen, TX

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  • My Cat, Ceilidh


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