It's cold out there today so I'm staying inside and highlighting a new blog here in south Texas. Sam Taylor's focus on birds and birding in Lone Star Birding and Beyond should be very helpful to me as I learn to identify the birds visiting my yard throughout the year.
Sam's blog has already helped out with a bit of a mystery. When I went through photos for a post on Curve-Billed Thrashers, I found similar birds looking slightly different. Perhaps the answer is in his post on Estero Llano Grande State Park and one or all of these birds are actually Long-billed Thrashers. Both are found in this area and more study is needed.
Thanks to Abbey at Down to Earth for bringing this excellent and informative blog to my attention as well.