I sent a note out to this list on the 12th that has bounced back to me 3 times as "delayed" so some of this is belated...and a much shorter version. The usual hilites in the Valley, but one nice find was that of an adult male Golden-cheeked Warbler (migrant) on U.S. government property near Progresso. Fall GCWAs in transit are tough to find and seldom stay put in the fall. This is only the second I have ever had in S. Tex....The other was a bird at Laguna Atascosa 10-12 years ago on July 4 with John Gee and Phil R.. The bird on the 12th was looked for ~24 hours, after a nice rain, later by me and others but was not refound. Not far from this location was a fem. type Yellow-headed Blackbird. Otherwise I enjoy all the birds but those are the most notable. Young purple Martins continue to be fed by parents in nest gourds in Port O'Connor even though some human landlords have already cleaned and packed up all their housing and gourds for the winter. So those big roosts elsewhere can anticipate another few dozen birds soon. -- 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.