While this year’s rough winter shows no signs of ending in states to the north, there are signs of spring in south Texas. We could still call it late winter if we wanted, but the first blooms of Texas Redbud and singing birds indicate that spring is definitely on the way. On a recent trip to the field, one of the birds that was singing the most was an Eastern Meadowlark.
This blackbird species is a common sight in southern Texas and grasslands in many parts of the country. It’s one of the first birds to sing during spring and that’s a good thing because it has a very pleasant song.
While the meadowlarks were singing in the grasslands, various waterbirds were foraging in lagoons and coastal marshes.
While the skimmer flew over the water with graceful wings, other birds waded and floated in the vicinity.
It was a good day for birds and although the cold weather hasn’t left the country yet, more spring birds will be arriving and singing in south Texas in a matter of weeks.