VISITORS CAN SEE A LITTLE MORE…THE SEASON IS PICKING UP

Birds identified on Monday by Dan Jones include:

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck     8
Plain Chachalaca     10
Green Heron     1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron     4
White-winged Dove     50
Mourning Dove     3
Inca Dove     2
White-tipped Dove     4
Chimney Swift     5
Buff-bellied Hummingbird     4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     2
Golden-fronted Woodpecker     6
Ladder-backed Woodpecker     1
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet     1
Alder Flycatcher     1
Brown-crested Flycatcher     3
Great Kiskadee     3
Couch’s Kingbird     1
White-eyed Vireo     3
Bank Swallow     5
Barn Swallow     5
Cliff Swallow     1
Black-crested Titmouse     3
Carolina Wren     4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     1
Long-billed Thrasher     1
European Starling     1
Yellow Warbler     3
Mourning Warbler     1
Canada Warbler     1
Yellow-breasted Chat     4
Olive Sparrow     1
Northern Cardinal     1
Dickcissel     1
Orchard Oriole     5
Baltimore Oriole     1
House Sparrow     1

Canada warbler. Photo by Dan Jones.

Dan also found some interesting dragonflies at Frontera on Monday:

The Claret Pondhawk was only first found in the USA a few years ago. Photo by D. Jones.

The Amazon Darner is a RGV specialty. Photo by D. Jones.

The Turquoise-tipped Darner is another Valley specialty. Photo by D. Jones.

Amazon Darner
Common Green Darner
Turquoise-tipped Darner
Broad-striped Forceptail
Black Setwing
Claret Pondhawk
Eastern Pondhawk
Great Pondhawk
Band-winged Dragonlet
Spot-tailed Dasher
Thornbush Dasher
Blue Dasher
Roseate Skimmer
Carmine Skimmer
Wandering Glider
Slough Amberwing
Red Saddlebags

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