I spent a week in Texas earlier this year. Not on tour, just chasing a few birds, photographing a lot of things, and getting reacquainted with all the cool stuff the Rio Grande Valley has to offer.
Here are a bunch of shots.
Fork-tailed Flycatcher near Dallas:
Ok, LOTS of Green Parakeets:
Spotted Sandpiper on the banks of the Rio Grande:
Morelet's Seedeater in the Zapata library pond veg:
Yep, more Plain Chachalaca:
A young White-tailed Hawk:
Rock Pigeon being weird:
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron also being weird:
The Rio Grande with Mexico in the background:
A big tree, THE Big Tree near Goose Island. It's a Live Oak that's 1000+ years old: