I was sitting on my son's patio for fifteen minutes this evening and saw numerous bird species. The bests were a Green Heron, m&f Baltimore Oriole, and a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak. There were Common Grackles, Red-winged Blackbirds, Mockingbirds, Turkey Vultures, Starlings, Chimney Swifts, Barn Swallows, Cardinals, Purple Martins, and a female American Goldfinch. Not bad for 15 minutes. The house is near the Red River and a recently cleared field in SE Shreveport.