Overall it is still quiet for birds on the CyFair campus.
That is, it is quiet excluding Northern Mockingbirds. They are busy -and typically noisy - all over the campus.
Our Purple Martin house is a hive of activity, too, and the sky above it is usually filled with the cries of the 20+ Martins that occupy the house.
The retention ponds are surprisingly empty of birds. I walked down to them on Thursday expecting to find at least a Great Egret and a Green Heron, but all I found was a solitary Black-bellied Whistling Duck.
Meanwhile the Western Kingbirds in the parking lot are fussing over their nest. The male is never far away.
I don't expect to spend much time birding over the weekend. However, I am going to check on the Bald Eagles that are nesting a mile from our house. I also hope to pay a quick visit to Crosby, where I hear there are some nesting Swallow-tailed Kites.