A male hooded warbler stops off at Paradise Pond on its migration heading north. Joan and Scott Holt Paradise Pond Birding Center is mostly dry due to the continuing drought, but it’s still a good place to see birds and other wildlife, especially with spring migration in swing.
All of the photos on this page were shot at Paradise Pond in late March.
A black-and-white warbler perches at Paradise Pond.
A great kiskadee hangs out at Paradise Pond.
Birders including Dean Hitchcock of Mason, Mich., foreground, check out a bird of interest at Paradise Pond.
A northern mockingbird pauses on a tree branch at Paradise Pond.
A wildflower known as the horrid thistle has sprouted from the ground at Paradise Pond this spring. Butterflies love the bloom.
A black-throated green warbler perches on a branch at Paradise Pond. This bird is similar to the endangered goldencheeked warbler that breeds only in Central Texas.
A red admiral butterfly lights at Paradise Pond.
A Louisiana waterthrush hunkers down in foilage at Paradise Pond on a recent day.