Time to head on to Volume 438!
We came from lots of great pics in Vol. 437 here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1251601/
Here's a Pied Wagtail to start with, and another Ring Ouzel pic
Daily piccies vol 438
Time to head on to Volume 438!
Crows are feeding young in a pine tree next door. I haven't seen red bellied wp but you can hear them. Robins all over the place: since they hop around on lawns, they are easy to spot.
IRIS, Great shots on the last thread!!!
Resin, Thanks for starting the new thread! Love those 2 birds!
Nanny, Love your Crow and Blue Jay!
We went form 70-80 degrees & sunny to 40-50 degrees and cloudy weather.
I'm i guess what you would call a "fair weather" birder...no pics to post
Hope everyone enjoys their day!
Great shots all. Really like that Pied Wagtail Resin. Pretty bird.
Nanny, no Pileated's?? LOL
Thank you Resin for the new thread. Interesting Pied Wagtail and Ring Ouzel? Nice pic of the Hairies Adel, I'd like to see some of those quails in person. GG I hope Nanny's Pileated wps would migrate down here. lol
I finally get to see Brown Thrashers on suet feeder, no pic. yet. It's quite windy outdoor.
This looks vaguely familiar!
Iris, I enjoyed all your photos on the last thread.
Thank you for the new start Resin. Love that pretty Pied Wagtail and the Ringed Ouzel stands just like our blackbirds. I wonder if they could be related?
Nanny, cute variety of birds. Who needs a break from the Pileated-certainly not me. Congrats on the oriole arrival.
Adel, I didn't know the blackbirds hadn't been to your area yet. Bet you really got a show with the fighting quail-great capture. Nice shot of the Hairy wp too.
Lily, is that a loon?
Here's a passing Bald Eagle, a female Purple Finch, a new arrive-Ash-throated Flycatcher, this female Ash-throated Flycatcher gave me the "look" for being too close to the birdbath, and another new arrival, an American Goldfinch.
... the Ringed Ouzel stands just like our blackbirds. I wonder if they could be related?
Nope; Ring Ouzel is a species of thrush. Among American birds, its closest relative is American Robin (which is in the same genus).
Here's another thrush, this time a Mistle Thrush. For some others, head to BirdFiles here: http://davesgarden.com/guides/birdfiles/adv_search.php?searcher[common]=&searcher[birdorder]=&searcher[family]=&searcher[genus]=Turdus&searcher[species]=&Search=Search
Thanks ducbusin! Love "The Look" on the Ash-throated Flycatcher lol!!!
Interesting pics to start the thread, Resin!
I had the honor of birding on part of Fort Hood this past weekend. I got to see two endangered species, the Golden-cheeked Warbler and the Black-capped Vireo. I was able to snap a few pics of the Warbler, but not he Vireo. The Vireo was very elusive, so I felt lucky to catch a glimpse. I also got to see a Bronzed Cowbird in a Brown-headed Cowbird trap. I had a close encounter with an Eastern Phoebe that had a nest nearby, that was at my in-laws in McClennan County. I also got to see three White-eyed Vireos sitting on nests at a park not too far from Fort Hood. Some other interesting birds that we got to see were Summer Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Painted Bunting, Blue Grosbeak, Bell's Vireo, Baird's Sandpiper, Tree Swallow, Cave Swallow and Barn Swallow. Migration is on! Interestingly, a Canyon Wren had a nest in the Ladies' Restroom at the park.
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Thanks Resin for the confirmation on the Common Loon. It must be a female then? For it's now must be in a breeding season for them? I was looking for that brightly colored breeding plumage. Love those shots you've got Duc. I've seen Northern Flickers down here but haven't got a chance to take pics. of them.
A pair of Canadian Geese, and one of my lovely Eastern Bluebird.
Thanks Resin for the confirmation on the Common Loon. It must be a female then? For it's now must be in a breeding season for them?
It's a fisrt-summer bird (hatched spring 2011), they don't get the bright breeding plumage until 2 years old. There's no difference between males and females.
Good for the wp displacing the squirrels. They can go find other stuff.
Margaret, you slay me! Beautiful birds!
Adel, you even make a cowbird look good!
Resin, love the wagtail! Great start.
Wonderful pics everyone!
I had a great day yesterday. Went to see the Tropical Mockingbird reported in Sabine Woods -- 1st US record. It was a stunner, but the woods were crawling with great birds. Crawling is appropriate b/c lots of thrushes and thrashers and ovenbirds.
Must get going this morning but thought I'd share the Mockingbird and my best ever Orchard Oriole pic.
Beautiful shots on this thread. Love that Tropical Mockingbird Elphaba.
The birds are certainly different that the ones we often see.
Love seeing the Pileated again Nanny. And your Loon as well Lily.
You had a successful outing at the In-Laws, Missy, great collection of birds there. Duc,love your Oriole, and Flicker, great pictures of your birds. Congrat on getting a lovely pic of your Orchard and Mockingbird, Elphaba, I read your having a great year, with your bird list. Adel, my Brown headed Cowbirds are increasing here too, but not as bad as Grackles. A nice flock of birds, Margaret, nice to see you on the thread again. It good to see, a new kind of Thrush, Resin. You have been on a roll this year too.
Some of mine a couple of days ago.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, A.Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, A. Goldfinch, and a Downy WP.
I've never seen a robin at my suet! Pretty cool.
Oh Burn, looks like spring is really late for you up there! ((hugs))
Yes, Burn's Crow shot is perfect. He would look good in my back yard! LOL