I will begin my review of my Texas trip at the very beginning. I arrived down in the Lower Rio Grande Valley later in the afternoon after a flight from Providence down to Harlingen and began with a walk into Bentson State Park. I managed to start adding to my list right away with typical south Texas birds and quickly added a Hook billed Kite going by on its way to roost for the night. A great bird to get after less than two hours in the valley! The great start to a great trip.