Southern Texas is along the southern coastal birding trail. There are birds of every variety here. One of the most common is called a Grackle. The male is shiny black and the female brown. There are thousands of them and they all squawk.
In the evening they roost on the electric wires and in the trees. The most popular area for them seems to be at the intersection of Tenth and Trenton streets here in McAllen. There are thousands of them. Every tree is full and the wires are loaded in all directions.