I had a quick trip to LaFitte's Cove this morning. The most unusual bird was a Harris's Sparrow. There has been an iruption of western birds into the Houston area this winter including Sage Thrashers, Green-tailed Towhees and now Harris's Sparrows. This was the first one reported on Texbirds, and the first ever for me on Galveston. In the following days, several more were seen at other places on the island.