I still haven't decided to be serious a about state or county year list but the good birds are out there so I just keep ticking them off. However people who are serious are getting way ahead of me so it may be the usual decision by default. Yesterday I ran over to nearby Esperanza Street in Progreso. This is in a new subdivision being built in the old Progreso turf farm. Very few houses have been built and the old turf grass has attracted a lot of grassland birds. Best are a trio of female Mountain Bluebirds.
In the same lot with the bluebirds are several Sprague's Pipits. Since Anzalduas County Park, the usual pipit spot, is closed, we have to find these guys where we can. I saw four of them through the scope at about 80 yards and a few loud "pishes" brought them in.