A post on TEXBIRDS a couple of days ago indicated a purple martin scout in Laredo, so the martins are beginning to move back. They should begin showing up in our area in a few weeks, so if you have a martin house, you might want to put your spring cleaning on the schedule.
If the scouts were watching the weather, they would delay their trip a little, I think. It is supposed to be nasty here with a winter ice storm later today.
It looks like the Turkey Vultures have held up in Montague County. I took another trip to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex on Saturday, again seeing plenty of turkey vultures, but not north of Montague County. As cold as it was, it is a wonder they weren't staging a retreat.