Myself and fellow photographers hope to see these in abundance when seeds begin to ripen in the public gardens at Shelby Farms. Goldfinches, Buntings and Bluebirds love the sunflower seeds at this area. This one was enjoying the Zinnia pods.
Green Jay - if there is ONE bird that will inspire me to travel to the Rio Grande Valley, I'd have to say it would be the Green Jay! There are far more spectacular sights there, in terms of birding, but for me, I'd be satisfied with this bird any day!