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RoosterCogburn

Two birds near Austin TX

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Took my first ever trip to Austin, TX. Got a lot of great new birds. Unsure on these two.

(1) I think the grebe is a least grebe (taken at hornsby bend) but this would be a life-lister so I would like confirmation. It was very small. No frame of reference in the photo, but it was much smaller than some coots nearby. www.flickr.com/photos/132584650@N06/33157788480

(2) No Idea on this small warbler - www.flickr.com/photos/132584650@N06/33157797300

 

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Sean C.    1671
8 hours ago, Colorado Owl said:

1. I would go Eared Grebe

2. Orange-crowned Warbler

Agreed.

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atxrvabyrd    13

I agree. We've had a bunch of eared grebes at hornsby this fall. If you're still in town, look up the triangle at the intersection of lamar and burnett. There's been a breeding pair there for at least a couple of years now. 
 

EDIT:...There's been a breeding pair of LEAST GREBES at the Triangle (thanks for the catch, JJA!)

here's one of the parents from this fall:

Calling the kids in

 

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3 minutes ago, atxrvabyrd said:

I agree. We've had a bunch of eared grebes at hornsby this fall. If you're still in town, look up the triangle at the intersection of lamar and burnett. There's been a breeding pair there for at least a couple of years now. 

Perhaps you meant Least, as that's what this photo is of.  I got my lifer Least Grebe at hornsby, as a matter of fact, and was able to see the ones at the Triangle as well.  

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atxrvabyrd    13
11 minutes ago, John James Audubon said:

Perhaps you meant Least, as that's what this photo is of.  I got my lifer Least Grebe at hornsby, as a matter of fact, and was able to see the ones at the Triangle as well.  

You're right. I thought faster than I typed and omitted that non-trivial piece of information. (Now where is that embarrassment emoji...?)
Thanks for the correction.

Corrected the original post

 

 

 

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