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ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

hornsby bend bird observatory

  1. Redhead, Male

    Redhead, Male

    Redhead (Aythya americana) male.
  2. Bufflehead, Male

    Bufflehead, Male

    Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) male.
  3. Northern Shoveler, Female

    Northern Shoveler, Female

    Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata) female.
  4. Bufflehead, Male

    Bufflehead, Male

    Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) male. Nothing quite like being flipped off by a cute little duck (lol).
  5. Ruddy Duck

    Ruddy Duck

    Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) female/juvenile
  6. Texas Thistle

    Texas Thistle

    Texas Thistle (Cirsium texanum: Asteraceae) with a western honeybee (Apis milliners: Apidae) and a Kern’s Flower Scarab (Euphoria kernii: Scarabaeidae). I see two other critters but I can’t make them out.
  7. Four-spotted Pennant, Female

    Four-spotted Pennant, Female

    The Air Walker, Four-spotted Pennant (Brachymesia gravida: Libellulidae) female, 4.7-5.5 cm (1.9-2.2 in) long.
  8. Prairie Rain-Lily

    Prairie Rain-Lily

    Prairie Rain-Lily (Zephyranthes drummondii: Liliaceae) 13-23 cm (5.1-9.1 in) tall with a single terminal flower that is white sometimes flushed with pink ca. 5.1 cm (2.0 in) across.
  9. Blue dasher, Male

    Blue dasher, Male

    Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis: Libellulidae) male. 2.8-4.5 cm (1.1-1.8 in long).
  10. Little Glasswing Skipper

    Little Glasswing Skipper

    Little Glasswing Skipper (Pompeius verna: Hesperiidae) Wingspan 2.5-3.2 cm (1.0-1.25 in). Nectaring Cowpen Daisy (Verbena encelioides: Asteraceae).
  11. Blue Dasher, Female

    Blue Dasher, Female

    Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis: Libellulidae) female. 2.8-4.5 cm (1.1-1.8 in long). This “handstand pose” is called an obelisk pose or posture according to Odonatologist. They get in this pose to help regulate their body temperature, especially to cool off.
  12. Ruddy Duck, male non breeding

    Ruddy Duck, male non breeding

    Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) male, non breeding plumage.
  13. Eared Grebe (non breeding plumage)

    Eared Grebe (non breeding plumage)

    Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis californicus) non-breeding plumage.
  14. Ring-necked Duck (male)

    Ring-necked Duck (male)

    Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) male. .
  15. Redhead (male)

    Redhead (male)

    Redhead (Aythya americana) male.
  16. Bufflehead (male)

    Bufflehead (male)

    Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) male.
  17. Wilson's Phalarope (non-breeding plumage)

    Wilson's Phalarope (non-breeding plumage)

    Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor) non-breeding plumage.
  18. Green-winged Teals (males)

    Green-winged Teals (males)

    Green-winged Teals (Anas crecca carolinensis) males.
  19. Northern Shoveler (male)

    Northern Shoveler (male)

    Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata) male.
  20. Northern Shoveler in flight (female)

    Northern Shoveler in flight (female)

    Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata) female.
  21. Northern Shoveler.jpg

    Northern Shoveler.jpg

    Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata) male, eclipse plumage.
  22. Eared Grebe.jpg

    Eared Grebe.jpg

    Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis californicus) winter plumage. Also known as the Black-necked Grebe.
  23. American Coot.jpg

    American Coot.jpg

    American Coot (Fulica americana americana)
  24. Savannah Sparrow.jpg

    Savannah Sparrow.jpg

    Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
  25. Wilson's Phalarope

    Wilson's Phalarope

    Was thrilled to get this beauty to put on my lifer list.