Webberville Park was good this morning as were a few Utley locations Tricolored Heron 1 Couch's, Eastern and Western Kingbirds Blue Grosbeaks Bronzed Cowbirds 4 E. Wood-Pewee Least Flycatcher 2 Y. B. Cuckoo 5 Prothonotary Warblers 3 (as reported by others)...I heard one...It is getting late. Blk-and-white Warbler 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers 4-5 Upland Sandpipers 3 Pectoral Sand. 2 Summer Tanagers 3 E. Phoebe (rare in summer) Orchard Orioles 8-9 Last but not least...I flushed two Ruddy type ducks from a almost dry marshy area, They flew directly away from me and I could not get any real detail before they landed back in tall weeds about 130 yds. away (est.)..There might have been white in the wing but I am not sure and did not remember to look for it . I have made two visits back to the cocation since and have not relocated them but will keep trying over the next few days as long as there is a bit of water, tho that is going fast. You know what I am hoping for, but either way both species are good around Utley in the summer. The grand matriarch of Utley is being buried today, I think she was 103. she lived in Utley her entire life and is the last of her generation in this area. I have been told she was the grand daughter of slaves and will be buried in a cemetery that holds folks of that generation. We had a Blue Racers follow ahead of us on a sandy road for 25+ yds. It did not go left or right until it met that distance. Neat. -- 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.