A new month, and a new first-of-year bird. Two Brown-headed Cowbirds visited the Red Maple outside the office windows this afternoon. Other sightings included that of a male American Goldfinch, whose plumage is transitioning to the brilliant yellow of his summer attire. NBNC staff and volunteers watched as he shared a drink with two Pine Siskins from a puddle on the front step.
Also, the third installment of "Tales from Texas" is now posted. Ever wonder how you tell two Golden-cheeked Warblers apart? Well, I don't want to spoil it, you'll just have to check out Installment 3 to find out.