If you would like more information on this bird, please follow the link to Cornell Lab of Ornithology. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_White_Pelican/id
For years there has been a colony of these birds living around the lake. I’m not sure how they got started, but they have grown in numbers since I first saw them. You can hear the entire flock long before you ever see them. There is never any doubt as to when they are in the area.
For more information on Monk Parakeets please follow this link to Cornell Lab of Ornithology. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Monk_Parakeet. There is also an app for your phone called Merlin Bird ID. It is very helpful because you can take a picture of a bird and ask for an ID. It is supported by Cornell also.
One of the earliest blooming flowers in the spring in our area of Texas.
I’m not sure what type of hawk this is, but if you know, I would appreciate you telling me in the comments below this picture. Thanks!
Most of the cosmos that we grow are orange, but one year we got this pack of seeds and they were very prolific. We thought that they would come back the next year on their own, but they didn’t. The only ones that did were the orange ones.
For some reason, we see Robins all around us, but even with a feeder and water in the backyard, we only get an occasional visitor. We would love to have more of these beauties.