Just a bit of birding this AM and last eve. . Painted Bunting ~20 ...Young everywhere, at least 13 in my neighbor's 8-10' tall sunflowers wolfing down seeds along with cardinals, House finches, chickadees, titmice...Also present was yesterday's Least Flycatcher and 3 Carolina Wrens....Happening place! The Chucks are starting to get quieter, only calling briefly in the evening. Young screech owls whimpering in the yard last night. One Upland Sandpiper, 2 Buff-breasted on a neighbor's place but no other shorebirds....No where for them this summer around here. One Tri-colored Heron was there. 3 Bronzed Cowbirds, about 8 Orchard Orioles and 3 B. G. Gnatcatchers on Wilbarger Bend Rd. this morning and tons of Martins overhead early -- 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.