Tuesday, February 6, 2007

NASWC Bird Walk Report

Sunday (February 4) was the first NASWC bird walk of 2007. It was bright and cool -- a beautiful morning to be outside. Things seemed slow, but the three of us racked up 31 species seen or heard -- not bad! After exploring the flood plain property and drainage pond across the creek, we walked downstream just past the playing fields. There we found Green-winged Teal, Greater Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, American Pipit, and a Solitary Sandpiper which is rare winter resident in the Austin area. Yellow-rumped Warblers were present in large numbers and we got some great looks at them in the morning light. The picture is one I took of a Solitary Sandpiper the week before. I imagine it's the same bird we saw on the bird walk.

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