I took a walk in the Barton Creek Greenbelt a couple of days ago and came across this nest at eye level right at the edge of the trail. As I approached the occupant flew up into the tree and started yelling at me. I pulled down the branch to look and saw an egg, so I took a picture from above.
It wasn’t until I got home and took a look at the photo that I realized that there were newly hatched babies in the nest as well. I hope they survive, but I’m afraid that the location will be a problem as there’s a lot of traffic along the trial. I’ll check next time I’m on that trail and post an update on how the family is doing.
I also saw quite a few of a flower that I’m not familiar with. Maybe someone can help identify it. Here’s a picture.
The lack of rain this spring is really disappointing. I was hoping for relief from the front that came through last night, but so far nothing. Let’s hope that we get some relief before summer starts in earnest.