Hi Texbirders, Happy New Year and I finished 2017 with this lifer. Thanks to those who found the bird at Goose Island SP.
I did not get an opportunity to see the bird when it was in the Galveston area. So I was delighted to see it was found again further south.
I drove down this morning and 2 birders there had the bird in a yellow fruiting tree in the pasture across from the big tree. I saw the bird but he was maybe 100 years away. But they said be patient as he flies back and forth from there to the waters edge.
Sure enough, he flew down to the waters edge and landed on the ground with a group of grackles.
I drove to the spot and he was about 25 feet away. Amazing!