The Birds Of Quintana Texas Part Two



This is part two of my vacation to Quintana, Texas.  The following pictures weren’t actually taken at the Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary, but instead were taken at either the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge or the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge.  Both are very close to where I was staying in Quintana so that is why I am including these under this same trip.

This first bird, the Turkey Vulture, is certainly no Hooded Warbler, but I still find it a rather interesting looking bird.

Turkey Vulture On Fence Post

Turkey Vulture On Fence Post

The White Tailed Kite, is a very nice looking bird I think, and it is not one that I would want to mess with if I were a small rodent or lizard.

White Tailed Kite Sitting In Tree

White Tailed Kite Sitting In Tree

The White Faced Ibis, in it’s Spring plumage, is a very pretty bird with very pretty feathers.  This one was preening when I photographed it.

White Faced Ibis Preening

White Faced Ibis Preening

The Eastern Meadowlark has one of the nicest songs of any bird.  When we were driving through the meadow you could just hear the pleasant songs coming from this bird.

Eastern Meadowlark Singing In Field

Eastern Meadowlark Singing In Field

And, last but not least for this post, is the Common Yellowthroat.  I’ve never been successful in photographing one of these birds before because they seem rather shy.

Common Yellowthroat Looking For Food

Common Yellowthroat Looking For Food

bruce whalen - Saw today a bird I have never seen in the backyard in Freeport. The bird was mid size smaller than a mocking bird but was a deep charcoal almost black in color. The birds sound was waaaaa….waaaaa and keep doing it. What kind of bird was it?October 10, 2012 – 7:14 pm

texdr - I’m not sure. Whenever I have a question about Texas bird identification I head over to Greg’s site http://www.pbase.com/dadas115/new. He has pictures of just about every bird in Texas and most of the USOctober 11, 2012 – 8:25 pm

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