Heard that the Western Tanager was still at South Padre Island, so I headed out dark and early and arrived at the convention center to find photographers but no birders. They were sitting around like vultures waiting for it to get light and for migrants to show up at the little habitat patch. Didn't even have binoculars. I guess that's their business. It didn't take long to find the Western Tanager (Cameron County # 329) and his cousins. I normally don't like pics of birds at feeders or sitting on citrus but for these guys I'll make an exception.
Not too much else going on. Just a few warblers, including a Blackpoll at the convention center. A Sedge wren was in the uhm... sedge at the south end of the southeast parking lot. I headed on over to the mudflats beyond the swing bridge in Port Isabel and found a little flock of White-rumped Sandpipers.
Look at the size of the honker on this Wilson's Plover. There ain't no confusing it with a Semi-palmated Plover.