I spent a few hours Saturday morning covering a small area of Driftwood SFA watching just a few birds and seeing if they were heading to nests.
The easiest to observe from a distance was a pair of Eastern Kingbirds on a nest.
A male Yellow Warbler was singing from a tree top which lead to a nest in an adjacent tree. See the nest?
And a Baltimore Oriole’s nest way up in a Cottonwood(?) tree.
I also came across a couple of Brown Thrasher’s doing their chuck call at me when I walked by, so I am guessing they had a nest in the bush. A couple more Yellow Warblers were on territory singing. And numerous American Robins were flying in and out of the hedges.
A pair of Spotted Sandpipers were walking along the water’s edge.
It’s amazing to me how many birds were probably nesting in the small 9-10 acre area I was observing. Eastern Towhees, Song Sparrows, Mourning Doves, Gray Catbirds, Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers, Orchid Orioles for example.
And Saturday afternoon I came across this Savannah Sparrow at the local High School.