Also a week ago Tim Brush found this Painted Redstart at the UTPA campus in Edinburg. I think everyone managed a better photo than the one I got.
And just a few days ago Marie Stewart and Rex and Birgit Stanford found some Red-necked Phalaropes at the Port Isabel Reservoir near Laguna Vista. I managed to find them despite yesterday's howling winds. With some effort I got some poor photos.
Add to this a couple of Zone-tailed Hawks at Frontera, Tropical Parulas at UTPA and Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and a Rufous-backed Robin (not yet refound) at Hidalgo Pumphouse and things are shaping up for a great festival.