Break out the bird book. In the past week, I've been visited by two winged guests that I've never seen before. Can you identify them?
If I was forced to guess, I probably could have told you that this was a great horned owl, but since I'd never seen one in person, I had to consult my Birds of Texas book. And what do you know, I met the book's cover boy.
Even with my book, I couldn't ID this bird. He's been eating my suet and flitting around in the broccoli leaves. I thought he looked like a vireo, but my friend Sam, the youngest bird-nerd I know, told me he is a orange-crowned warbler. They are in San Antonio for the winter.
What a treat to have these two birds choose to stop by our house.