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  1. Eastern Phoebe

    Eastern Phoebe

    Eastern Phoebe not happy with me for sitting on the porch and taking photos. Phoebes have made a nest on our front porch for five years in a row and hatched multiple broods!
  2. American Painted Lady

    American Painted Lady

    American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis: Nymphalidae) Wingspan: 4.4-6.4 cm (1.75-2.50 in). Nectaring Purple cone flower (Echinacea sp.: Asteraceae). My wife and I are going to Colorado for a few weeks so today will be my last post until we return. Great birding and photography my friends.
  3. Widow Skimmer (male)

    Widow Skimmer (male)

    Widow Skimmerl (Libellula luctuosa: Libellulidae) male. 3.8-5.0cm (1.5-2.0 in) long.
  4. Solitary Sandpiper

    Solitary Sandpiper

    Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria solitaria)
  5. Royal Tern

    Royal Tern

    Royal Tern (Thalasseus maximus)
  6. Eastern eyed Click Beetle

    Eastern eyed Click Beetle

    Eastern Eyed Click Beetle (Alaus oculatus: Elateridae) 2.5-5.1 cm (1.0-2.0 in) long.
  7. Blue-tipped Dancer male

    Blue-tipped Dancer male

    Blue-tipped Dancer (Argia tibialis: Coenagrionidae) male. 3.0-3.8 cm (1.2-1.5 in) long.
  8. Great-tailed Grackle (male)

    Great-tailed Grackle (male)

    Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus prosopidicola) male.
  9. Black-bellied Plover

    Black-bellied Plover

    Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola cynosurae)
  10. Giant Swallowtail

    Giant Swallowtail

    Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes: Papilionidae) Wingspan 10.2-15.2 cm (4.0-6.0 in).
  11. Brown Longtail Skipper

    Brown Longtail Skipper

    Brown Longtail Skipper (Urbanus procne: Hesperiidae) Wingspan 3.7-4.8 cm (1.5-1.9 in). Nectaring Canada germander (Teucrium canadensis: Lamiaceae).
  12. Red-wnged Blackbird (male)

    Red-wnged Blackbird (male)

    Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus phoeniceus) male.
  13. Texan Crescent

    Texan Crescent

    Texan Crescent (Anthanasia texana: Nymphalidae) Wingspan: 2.5-4.4 cm (1.0- 1.8 in).
  14. House Sparrow (male)

    House Sparrow (male)

    House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) male.
  15. Great Egret

    Great Egret

    Great Egret (Ardea alba egretta)
  16. Altamira Oriole bathing

    Altamira Oriole bathing

    Altamira Oriole (Icterus gularis tamaulipensis) bathing.
  17. Sickle-winged Skipper

    Sickle-winged Skipper

    Sickle-winged Skipper (Achlyodes mithridates: Hesperiidae) Wingspan: 3.8-4.8 cm (1.5-1.9 in).
  18. Reakirt's Blue

    Reakirt's Blue

    Reakirt’s Blue (Hemiargus isola: Lycaenidae) closed wing. Wingspan 1.9-2.9 cm (0.75-1.13 in)
  19. Crested Caracara

    Crested Caracara

    Crested Caracara (Caracara plancus audubonii)
  20. Mottled Duck Family

    Mottled Duck Family

    Mottled Ducks (Anas fulvigula maculosa) Mom with her teenage mod squad.
  21. Laviana White-Skipper (open-wing)

    Laviana White-Skipper (open-wing)

    Laviana White-Skipper (Heliopetes laviana: Hesperiidae) Wingspan 3.5-4.2 cm (1.4-1.7 in). Nectaring Crucita (Chromolaena odorata: Asteraceae).
  22. Laviana White-Skipper(closed wing)

    Laviana White-Skipper(closed wing)

    Laviana White-Skipper (Heliopetes laviana: Hesperiidae) Wingspan 3.5-4.2 cm (1.4-1.7 in). Nectaring Texas Creeping Ox-eye (Wedelia texana: Asteraceae).
  23. Long-billed Dowitcher

    Long-billed Dowitcher

    Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus)
  24. Ruddy Turnstone

    Ruddy Turnstone

    Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres morinella)
  25. Lady Finger Cactus

    Lady Finger Cactus

    Lady Finger Cactus (Echinocereus pentalophus: Cactaceae).
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