Great Thing About This Fest
I said yes and he pointed to one and I digiscoped it on the spot. The tropical kingbird is right below the loggerhead shrike--two great birds, right in the parking lot.
Father Tom also pointed out some other birds on a nearby telephone line. He said that the larger one was a parrot.
Two introduced species side by side: European starling and red-crowned parrot.
The parrots are native to Mexico, but this particular population in Harlingen is the result of escaped birds thriving in a metro area--which works out, red-crowned parrots in their native land are endangered.
Here's an up close shot of that kingbird in the morning light. Great birds, right in the convention center parking lot.