Winter 2013 images from Texas:

Updated: Saturday March 23, 2013

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

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

Birding Top 1000 Counter



February 28th - Bentsen Rio Grande State Park, Mission, TX

  • Vermilion Flycatcher
  • American Goldfinch
  • Ringed Kingfisher
  • Great Kiskadee
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Altamira Oriole
  • Red-naped Sapsucker
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker


February 27th - Laguna Atascosa NWR, Rio Hondo, TX

  • Plain Chachalaca
  • Altamira Oriole
  • Long-billed Thrasher
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker
  • Cooper's Hawk
  • Indigo Snake


February 26th - Estero Llano Grande State Park, Weslaco, TX

  • Yellow-headed Blackbird
  • Wood Duck
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Sickle-winged Skipper
  • White-patched Skipper
  • Yellow Mud Turtle


February 25th - South Padre Island and Sabal Palms Sanctuary, Brownsville, TX

  • Flammulated Owl
  • Crimson-collared Grosbeak
  • Green Jay
  • Black-crested Titmouse
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker
  • American Alligator
  • White-striped Longtail (butterfly)
  • Brazilian Skipper (butterfly)
  • Black Rat


February 14th - Sabal Palms Sanctuary, Brownsville, TX

  • Crimson-collared Grosbeak
  • Olive sparrow
  • Nashville Warbler
  • Texan Crescent (butterfly)


February 13th - South Padre Island Convention Center, TX

  • Flammulated Owl
  • Redhead
  • American Wigeon


January 17th - Flammulated Owl Redux at South Padre Island Convention Center, TX

Some much, much better photos of a really, really cool bird!

  • Flammulated Owl


January 16th - Russ Pitman Park, Bellaire (Houston), TX

One more day with the Calliope Hummingbird!

  • Calliope Hummingbird
  • Rufous Hummingbird
  • Carolina Chickadee


January 15th - Claiborne West Park and Anahuac NWR, TX

Just a day out birding...

  • Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker
  • Ross's Goose
  • Neotropic Cormorant
  • Northern Harrier
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Loggerhead Shrike
  • Greater Yellowlegs


January 14th - Calliope Hummingbird at Russ Pitman Park, Bellaire (Houston), TX

A quick trip North for some winter visitors...

  • Calliope Hummingbird
  • Rufous Hummingbird


January 13th - Flammulated Owl at South Padre Island Convention Center, TX

Some really, really bad photos of a really, really cool bird!

  • Flammulated Owl


January 11th - Winter Butterflies in My Back Yard, Harlingen, TX

A few shots from birding outings and Christmas Bird Counts during the 2012 holiday season:

  • Gulf Fritillary
  • Southern Skipperling


Copyright © THE OTTER SIDE