This is the NETFO bird report for March. Highlights include a Vermilion Flycatcher, Wild Turkeys, an Ovenbird and Sandhill Cranes again. Thanks to all who birded and sent in their results and thanks again to Luanne for everything.
The first Black-bellied Whistling Ducks of the spring were found on 3/12 when 15 showed up in Daingerfield (DB,LB,BF). A large group of 75 Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were photographed at dusk in Hunt county on 3/25 (ebird LD). The pair of Ross’s Geese were tallied once again at Lake Bob Sandlin in Titus county on several dates (m.ob). Canada Geese reported from nine counties, with a max of 12 noted in Henderson county on 3/13 (ebird DC,DL). Two Cinnamon Teal reported from RC WMA in Freestone on 3/3 (ebird TS). The only Northern Pintail reported from the area came from Lake Bob Sandlin State Park in Titus county on 3/16 (ebird MO). The sole seven Hooded Mergansers reported for the area came from a pond near Pittsburgh in Camp county on 3/25 (DB et al). The only Red-breasted Merganser reported was a beautiful male photographed on 3/13 at Lake O Pines in Marion county (ebird MW).