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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Two new visitors

"Chik-a-purrrreeer-chik" sang the bird in my oak tree this morning. No doubt about his identity! The White-eyed Vireo was back in town and announcing his presence, while hidden among the green leaves. Soon, I heard an answering call from a neighbor's yard, so it wasn't just my  vireo who had arrived. Evidently, he had brought his gang with him.

This afternoon, while driving south on S.H. 249 in Tomball, I looked up to see another familiar shape. The bird on the utility wire had a very long tail. No doubt about his identity either - the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher is here.

Vireos and Scissor-tails - it really must be spring!


  1. We had our first Scissor-tailed of the year on the CyFair campus this week. Like you, I see it as a definite sign of spring!

    1. It's always great to see them return, isn't it?