Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:44 AM
My first black-chin arrived the first day of spring. I am about 1 hour north of Austin Texas. About 10 days ago (mid April 2012) they were chased away by constant male rubies. They lasted about a week, now my black-chin males are back as well as females of maybe both. When I looked it up, the black-chins were right on target date wise.
Life list at 353!...2013 Lifers: Barred Owl, Northern Shrike, Pine Grosbeak, Merlin, Red Crossbill, White-winged Crossbill, Common Pauraque, Olive Sparrow, Western, Least, Clark's and Eared Grebes, Altimira, Audubons, Scotts and Bullock's Orioles, Black-headed Grosbeak, Green Kingfisher, Reddish Egret, Red-naped Sapsucker, Eastern and Western Screech Owls, Flamulated owl,Elf Owl, Mexican Spotted Owl, American Bittern, more ducks and shorebirds than I can list , Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Buff-breasted flycatcher, ELEGANT TROGON, Gray Hawk, Black Hawk, Hutton's and Bell's Vireo,Black-throated Gray Warbler, Painted Redstart, Yellow-throated warbler, TROPICAL PARULA, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Broad-billed, Anna's, Costa's, Violet -crowned, Rufous and Magnificent Hummingbirds.