A good walk around Hornsby Bend this afternoon after dropping Danielle off at the airport. About 30 species including this close view of a Loggerhead Shrike from inside my car.
Meanwhile, Danielle was having the plane ride from hell going from Austin to Harlingen TX on Southwest Airlines Flight 987. An extremely turbulent departure from the Austin area, in the wake of a large front, managed to rattle loose the "flap track canoe fairing" on the left wing. Danielle explained how passengers were trying to get the flight attendant's attention to report the problem while not being allowed out of their seats. They eventually passed a cell phone with a picture of the damage up to her to show the pilots. I am very thankful that something more vital did not fall off.