Enter keywords in search box below: There are a number of small mites that normally feed on the blood of animals such as birds and rodents but can bite people as well. These mites do not infest homes over the long-term but may enter rooms from a nearby abandoned animal nest. Bites are irritating and itchy but not otherwise dangerous.
South TX Raptor Notes – April 2016
Choosing Your Bird
They appear to be the second most common warbler species around this fall, which is shocking. Graf American Tree Sparrow 2 Location: Nanaimo River Estuary, Nanaimo; in bushes north of the viewing tower Date: Nanaimo River Estuary, Nanaimo; in the shrub near the tower and by the big oak in mixed sparrow flock Date: Somenos Marsh, Duncan; observed from viewpoint at the end of the boardwalk Date: November 25 to 28 D.
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This word derives from the Ancient Greek kharadrios, a bird found in ravines and river valleys kharadra, "ravine". The specific name vociferus is Latin , coming from vox, "cry", and ferre, "to bear". It winters to northwestern South America.
Huge numbers of migrant raptors slip northward along the coastline, taking the shortest possible route around the Gulf of Mexico, and 11 different species call the southern portion of the state their year-round home. A visit to south Texas should be on every raptor-lovers bucket list. Raptors of South Texas…. For how common and ubiquitous the vultures are, there is something completely captivating to me about seeing long lines of Turkey Vultures advancing northward. During 10 days of birding, I saw Black and Turkey.