Birdwatching Gardening

Nashville warblers everywhere!

We had quite a storm last night! Loads of thunder and lightning and a half-inch of rain.  This morning there are Nashville warblers singing in the trees all around.  I am heading to Houston in a little while, and I hope to squeeze some birding in.  I love spring migration!  I did see a pair of indigo buntings yesterday at Barton Creek just above the pool.  But I’m hoping for a real live fallout in Houston.  There’s nothing cheerier than trees full of warblers and vireos and orioles.

The tomatoes and peppers are growing like crazy, I’ll take a picture when I get back.  Happy weekend!


  1. Nancy Bond

    April 26, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    And a lovely weekend to you, too! My daughter (a wildlife biologist) takes part in a provincial bird count the first Saturday in May…she’s asked me to go with her this year (at 6am…ugh) and I think I’ll take her up on it. In the area she covers, she always sees some spectacular specimens. 🙂

  2. mss @ Zanthan Gardens

    April 26, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    The storm was a relief. I love these soaking rains, especially if we don’t get too much wind or hail damage with the.

    Great to find another Austin garden blogger. (Did you see today’s Austin American-Statesman?) I’m looking forward to reading more about your conversion of lawn to non-lawn. Did you see Mary Bakatsa’s non-lawn suburban garden on last week’s Travis County Master Gardener’s tour? Very inspirational.

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