While we’re armchair birders at best, we were lured to the Rio Grande Valley as a premier birding mecca. We’re adding lots of newcomers to our “life lists” and learning a lot about the trials and tribulations of migrating birds.
Hard core birders have scopes they are willing to share with us novices, and often telephoto camera lenses to record their finds.
Bentson-Rio Grande Valley State Park is headquarters for the World Birding Center, and provides feeding stations for those of us who have inexpensive binoculars and iPhone cameras.
The Smoking Oak serves up delicious brisket in Mercedes TX. Russ was a happy camper!
For our friends and family back on the east coast who are expecting a winter storm tonight, we’d like to offer a taste of spring that’s on it’s way. This is the Texas Olive Tree in bloom.