On the banks of the Arroyo Colorado in deep South Texas is my own private nature preserve. Come along and bird with me in the backyard...

Spring arrived this week along with Hooded Orioles, Golden bits of pollen on bright bottlebrush blooms match the oriole's stunning coloring.

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks returned to the yard this week, lining up on the dock to check out the backyard feeders.

spring. 2014

Wild turkeys dropped by to help us celebrate the new season.

Screech-owls called softly through the spring nights, adding their trills to a night chorus of Great Horned Owls, pauraques, and mockingbirds.

Northern Parulas and a Louisiana Waterthrush promised more spring warblers are on the way.