Local peeps might be interested in a handy pdf: Birds of the Edward’s Plateau a field checklist published by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Because any guide that can help narrow a search is a good thing.
Confession time. My birding skills are so pathetic … (How pathetic are they?) … I wasn’t even sure of the bird pictured below. A perching bird with mockingbird wings AND spots. Hmm. I spent far too long chasing rabbits at Cornell’s All About Birds (a great site btw) trying to figure out what it could be. I eventually decided that it probably is a mockingbird but that it is not fully grown. Maybe?
Corrections are always welcome.
Relatively serene mockingbird baby above … his annoyed cousin … after the break …
Looking for birds really fills me with joy but this little one’s glare made me think that perhaps those attentions are not always welcome. Sorry about that little dude.