It was a great day of birding and photography. I found it lovely to sit outside in the garden area and watch a Rufous Hummingbird aggressively move about. The gardens are well maintained, and served today as an active playground for several valley specialties such as this Long-billed Thrasher:
But today’s surprise was sighting a Pine Warbler, a commonly sighted warbler of the Piney Woods of East Texas and the Upper Texas Gulf Coast. But I did not expect to see a Pine Warbler this valley day.
It was nice to watch this Pine Warbler move about the wooded area of the gardens. It seemed I was watching a good neighbor from back home that has also discovered this magical most southern tip of Texas: