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Cillana

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June 18, 2009 in the Gulf of Mexico about 10 miles west of the southwest pass of the Mississippi River delta
217. Magnificent Frigatebird
 

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Cillana

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November 7th at the Yellow Rails and Rice Festival in Thornwell, LA:
218. Virginia Rail
219. Sora
220. Yellow Rail :D
 
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Mysticete

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How was the festival?...any festival with the possibility of Yellow Rail is something worth considering for the future...
 

Cillana

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It was fun! I'm definitely going again next year. I didn't ride on one of the combines, but from the other participants it sounded like fun. I don't think I'm brave enough to try it myself though. I think I'll stick to watching from the sidelines. The cattle egrets sure were brave landing right in front of the combine to catch bugs disturbed by it. I was sure I would see one get chopped into little birdy pieces but they always flew/hopped a couple feet ahead to stay out of the way of the whirling blades.

The hordes of shorebirds and ducks in the shallow ponds nearby reminded me how much I really need to get a scope. I did get to see 3 immature bald eagles going after them though. Quite a show! One caught something, but I was too far to see what it was. The other two saw and wanted their share!
 

Cillana

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Today, November 28 in Baton Rouge, LA:
221. Dark-eyed Junco
 

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Cillana

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Been a long time seen I've added a lifer. My health has not been well. Haven't been birding much. Today, May 1, 2011, I went to Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve near Warren, TX and finally saw (not just heard) the adorable:

222. Brown-headed Nuthatch
 
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Cillana

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On Friday, December 9, while out scouting my section of the circle for the CBC for next week's count, I saw:

West Livingston, Texas
223. Brown Creeper
 
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Cillana

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On Saturday, January 7 while visiting Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve (near Warren, TX), one of our group pointed out what looked like a pine cone being mobbed by Brown-headed Nuthatches, but from a better angle we could clearly see it was an

224. Eastern Screech Owl
 

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Cillana

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At the Lake Livingston State Park in Livingston, Texas while counting for the GBBC on February 19, 2012 I saw:

225. Lesser Black-backed Gull
 
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Cillana

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April 20 at Lake Livingston State Park, Texas. Didn't get a good look. The lighting was bad, but the song was unmistakable. Glad I'd been studying my Stokes CDs the day before. :)

226. Warbling Vireo
 
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Cillana

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Seen today, November 8th, at Lake Livingston State Park in Livingston, Texas.

227. Red-breasted Nuthatch
 
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Cillana

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Seen today, at Impala Woods Park in Onalaska, TX:

228. American Widgeon
 

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Cillana

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Seen yesterday, December 8th, in Tigerville Park, Livingston, TX.

229. Horned Grebe
 
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Cillana

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First lifer of the new year! Seen today, January 20, in Onalaska, TX:

230. Pine Siskin
 
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Cillana

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My dad, who's not much of a birder, has picked on me because he saw one before me. Finally today I add to my list:

231. Greater Roadrunner

It crossed the road right in front of the car soon before my mom and I pulled into Onalaska City Park (Onalaska, Texas). We both cheered with the excitement. Then I looked at the clock to note the time and said we start our list with a roadrunner! We recently starting listing on eBird.
 
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Cillana

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Today at the private park for my subdivision in Onalaska, TX (Lake Livingston)

233. Wilson's Phalarope
 

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Cillana

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Still haven't been able to make a trip any further than Lake Livingston State Park (about 20 min away). But apparently I don't have to leave my hometown to get lifers! Exactly a week ago I got a Wilson's Phalarope just a few blocks down from my house. This evening I was leaving my parents' house (a couple miles from mine) and heard/saw:

234. Chuck-will's-widow

As soon as I stepped out the door I heard a distinctive call than I knew from previously listening to recordings had to be some sort of nightjar. I stepped back in briefly and waved my mom to come outside with me. I have some bird songs on my cell phone. I pulled up my first guess, Whip-poor-will. Didn't sound quite right and no response from the bird. So then I tried Chuck Will's Widow. This one sounded right. The bird flew across the yard to another tree and responded with a wukrr wukrr-wukrr. :)
 
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