When I got up at 8 AM, I checked the temperature in Marfa, which had gotten down to 35° the night before last (when I was 2° warmer). Guess what? It was 30° in Marfa. I went racing down to the oasis and started spraying water on the mulberry trees. The thermometer read 31°. I will never be tricked by the forecast again. At least there seems to be no damage to anything. They can take a little cold for a short while. But it could have been bad.
There are already dozens of mulberries ripe, but the birds don't seem to know it yet. Migrants are starting to trickle in. Was surprised to have a female McGillivray's Warbler today. Usually I get the males first. Birders will be coming in large numbers starting tomorrow, so all is right with the world. Close call though.
I wasn't able to get a good photo of the McGillivray's. She wouldn't come out of hiding. This distant shot is all I got.
This is the W Screech-Owl that I believe is the male. Hadn't seen him for a few days. This is a different box than I saw him in last time.
Not to worry, I'm getting tired of taking screech-owl photos.