Sunday, April 6, 2014

Orange-crowned Warbler

Upon our return from Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Erika and I stopped by The Rockport Demo Bird Garden and Wetlands Pond. This area is managed by Rockport and the Texas Department of Transportation.

Despite our fatigue from a long day of birding, I entertained visions of finding our first dragonflies of the trip. No such luck. The area is a bit small to attract many birds, and this winter, a bit dry to attract any dragonflies. Orange-crowned and Yellow-rumped warblers flitted around, both common wintering birds on the Texas coast. The Orange-crowned Warbler in this photo was launching itself into the air as I took the photograph. Elsewhere in this blog I have commented that Orange-crowned Warblers are identified by their lack of field marks. Only the faint breast streaking hints as to their identity.

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