It’s 41 degrees outside. Not that bad, but rain, drizzle, maybe sleet and snow later. Great day to just sit inside and catch up on stuff.
The bird in my previous post has been identified. Terry Maxwell, Sue Oliver and Mikael Behrens of Austin, all agree that it is a female Rusty Blackbird. It is usually found, though with difficulty, in East Texas. So it is a great find that one was found near here in Eldorado. Of course, credit goes to Suzanne Johnson for spotting and photographing it. I just posted the pictures on this blog for her.
It seems that those ponds down there in Eldorado are getting to be quite a mecca for finding unusual birds. I believe that Suzanne had put together a list of the total species that have been found near those ponds. Maybe she will respond to this post and tell us how many so far. She keeps me informed of anything new, and I can pass the info on.
We’ll see what tomorrow brings.