Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Bluebird and A Waterthrush at Falfurrias, TX

It has been a long time since I saw a Bluebird. I really can't remember when, but they are great birds.  I know they made a come back with bluebird houses. The Louisiana Waterthrush, which is really a warbler was a first in my memory. The books say they go as far west as Minnesota and Texas. We found later found out that  this Eastern Warbler was reported by six other birding visitors. So we are positive in the identification. 

The movement reminded us of a sandpiper.
         The Louisiana Waterthrush was forging for inscets and bobbing its tail as it moved.
                             The gray cheek distinguish the Louisiana  from the Northern Waterthrush. 
 Both can be seen in Minnesota but the Northern Waterthrush 
is more well distributed across North America.

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