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TAS Walk at AD Barnes - 1/27/19

The TAS walk this morning looked like it might be a encore of last weekend's washout, but despite threatening skies we had no rain at all. Only 2 intrepid birders ignored the gray clouds and came out, but we enjoyed a nice morning's walk in the cool temperatures. The highlight was a spectacular show put on by NINE Blue-and-yellow Macaws which circled, screaming, just above and around us, for a solid 5 minutes, occasionally landing on palm trees. It's too bad everyone left their cameras home and dry!

Nothing uncommon was seen during the trip, though we did end up with 7 warbler species. A likely Yellow-throated Vireo is not included: 2 of us heard a brief scold but we could never track the bird down, and did not hear enough of it.

Our list:
5 Eurasian Collared-Dove

2 Mourning Dove

1 Common Gallinule

1 Tricolored Heron

1 Green Heron

50 White Ibis

1 Black Vulture

12 Turkey Vulture

1 Cooper's Hawk

4 Red-bellied Woodpecker

9 Blue-and-yellow Macaw

1 Eastern Phoebe

1 Blue-headed Vireo

6 Blue Jay

29 Fish Crow

11 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

3 Gray Catbird

5 Northern Mockingbird

3 European Starling

3 Common Grackle

1 Common Yellowthroat

3 American Redstart

2 Northern Parula

8 Palm Warbler

4 Pine Warbler

11 Yellow-rumped Warbler

1 Prairie Warbler

2 Northern Cardinal


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