This afternoon, I ventured out for a ride on some back roads. I drove north on Highway 77 to Raymondville and then got off on the road that goes to Port Mansfield. This first 10 miles is mostly farm land. Then it changes to Texas scrub land/ranch land. This is very interesting habitat. Partially flooded here and there and in other places cacti are prevalent. These areas are very birdy. Unfortunately, there really isn’t any access point to get out of the car and wander. However, many of these back-roads have very wide, paved shoulders. So pulling over is what I do a lot. Harris’ Hawks were numerous all along this road. Lots of Orange-crowned Warblers, good looks at Ladder-backed Woodpeckers was nice. A one point a Greater Roadrunner flew up onto a fence post and sat for quite some time, not worrying about my presence. I also saw a Cactus Wren and a Pyrruloxia.