The usual route , different birds, and will save the best for last. . Webberville park was interesting as usual. Ran into another birder there and we spent some time roaming around. Two Least Flycatchers were in the giant ragweed on the fence line. He said that he had a yellowish warbler there earlier but we could not relocate it. A Turkey Vulture came flying low over the park and paid the price. Starting at the south end it was assailed 3 Western Kingbirds, mid way thru the park a Couch's joined in and shortly after that two Easterns. It was getting hammered from every direction. Was funny to see but I'm sure TV man did not think so. A high flying Cooper's was left alone. 4 Bronzed Cowbirds, Summer Tanagers and a single Prothonotary remain in the park. We had a flock of about 12 White Ibis pass over headed north Yesterday around noon I noticed the big hay field on 969 was being cut and I figured it would be good today...It always is when just cut. Stopped on the highway to scan it with my bins. There no less than 9 tight little party groups of vultures scattered across it feasting on whatever got chopped up by the mowers. Caracaras and even two Great Blue Herons were searching for treats. . Two big buteos far out were probably Swainson's. A couple of L. B. Curlews, crows, grackles, swallows etc. I would have spent a bit more time there but saw cranky landowner man speeding up the road in a blaze of dust, so I left as I didn't want a run in with him again. He thinks we birders are up to no good when we spy on his hay!. Heck I have known that boy since he was a kid too. Yesterday there was a Spoonbill on Cedar Valley Lk. but I did not see it there this morning but there were 4 ducks of some kind. Just too far off. An ad. male Black-chinned was at the feeders yesterday eve, an obvious migrant as I don't have them except in migration. OK , I said I would save the best for last. I had two fly over Fulvous Whistling Ducks going east in Utley, also at the park a new plant for me there. A nice blooming Clematis vine right next to the fishing pier. Check it out if you go there. Bundle up and stay warm. -- Brush Freeman Independent and affiliated Field Biologist 361-655-7641 http://texasnaturenotes.blogspot.com/ Finca Alacranes., Utley,Texas The greatest musician of all time is mother nature.