I am here in my hotel room in San Antonio Texas. While stopped at a gas station I heard some birds calling near by so I went to check them out. I found them and observed a flock of 8-10 dark passerine birds. Wasn't sure what they were as I'm not familiar with Texas birds -()* I called a friend of mine who is an experienced birder from the Weslaco area of Texas. He said they were probably Great-tailed Grackles from what I had described. Then I checked my CD of Texas bird songs and sure enough they were Great-tailed Grackles, year bird #205 and also a life bird for me!