This Hermit Warbler was found by a birder from California on 4-17-06 at The Willows. I happened to be there and had an opportunity to photograph it. This is the first reported Hermit Warbler since April 1997 on the coastal Texas migration.
Hermit Warbler @ The Willows
This little guy was the star attraction for a week at The Willows, a rare migrant for the upper Texas coast.
Hermit Warbler photographed at The Willows
Hermit Warbler photographed at The Willows on the Upper Texas Coast near Sabine Pass, TX.
Hooded Warbler at Sabine Woods on the Upper Texas Coast
Yellow Warbler photographed at The Willows
Baltimore Oriole photographed at Sabine Woods
Red-eyed Vireo photographed at Sabine Woods
Black-throated Green Warbler
Common Yellowthroat proclaiming his territory at The Willows
Common Yellowthroat declaring his territory
This Loggerhead Shrike was busy catching insects at The Willows on the south side. He was at the same place every time I went there.
Painted Bunting photographed at Sabine Woods on the Upper Texas Coast
Orchard Oriole photographed at The Willows on the Upper Texas Coast near Sabine Pass, TX
Red-eyed Vireo at Sabine Woods
Eastern Kingbird catching insects along Highway 87 on the way to Sabine Woods
Bathtime for a pair of Indigo Buntings at Sabine Woods. This bird bath attracted many buntings, orioles, warblers and other migrants.
Indigo Bunting photographed at Sabine Woods
Summer Tanager, 1st year male
Baltimore Orioles feeding on the mulberry tree in Sabine Woods. There were as many as a dozen Baltimores in this tree at one time.
Eastern Wood Peewee in Sabine Woods