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  1. Field sparrow

    Field sparrow

    This field sparrow wasn't shy at all.
  2. Northern mockingbird

    Northern mockingbird

    A northern mockingbird who is also a very good singer.
  3. Beautiful raptor

    Beautiful raptor

    Red-tailed hawk flying over the house
  4. Beautiful raptor almost straight overhead

    Beautiful raptor almost straight overhead

    Red-tailed hawk flying over the house
  5. Starling, pausing to reflect. Okay, bad pun...

    Starling, pausing to reflect. Okay, bad pun...

    Starling on a wire in morning light
  6. American Goldfinch in not quite breeding plumage.

    American Goldfinch in not quite breeding plumage.

    American Goldfinch coming into breeding plumage. Flash photograph. Manipulated to remove background OOF details.
  7. Forest Tent Caterpillar.jpg

    Forest Tent Caterpillar.jpg

    Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth (Malacosoma disstria: Lasiocampidae). 5.0-6.4 cm (2.0- 2.5 in) long.
  8. Cattle Egret with White-faced Hereford Cows.jpg

    Cattle Egret with White-faced Hereford Cows.jpg

    Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis ibis) foraging with White-faced Herefords. The yellow flowers are buttercups (Ranunculus sp.).
  9. Red-headed Woodpecker

    Red-headed Woodpecker

    Thanks for your kind words on my last photos
  10. Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good!

    Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good!

    It was kind of a dreary November late day here in South Carolina so I was shooting at a low shutter speed even at 1250 ISO. This little Chickadee took flight just as I tripped the shutter, producing this amazing photo. I could not replicate this in a million years! The delineation of the wing...
  11. Locals Only :)

    Locals Only :)

    A California Towhee forages in a grassy creek bed.
  12. Downy Woodpecker (male).jpg

    Downy Woodpecker (male).jpg

    Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens pubescens) male. Making the final touches for for his sweetheart. Camelot Park, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA.
  13. Tufted Titmouse

    Tufted Titmouse

    Tufted Titmouse
  14. Eyeliner

    Eyeliner

    A detailed close-up of a Western Bluebird, a favorite of mine to shoot, they allow you to get much closer than most other birds.
  15. Yellow-rumped Warbler

    Yellow-rumped Warbler

    Butter Butt at Huntington Beach State Park, SC
  16. Who's the boss?

    Who's the boss?

    A coyote chases down some ravens who were pestering him.
  17. Hemp Broomrape (Orobanche ramosa) Camelot Park.jpg

    Hemp Broomrape (Orobanche ramosa) Camelot Park.jpg

    Hemp Broomrape (Orobanche ramosa: Orobanchaceae) An introduced species in Texas. It is an annual, obligate parasitic herb growing 10.2-30.5 cm (4-12 in tall) at maturity; favoring crops and cultivars in the Solanaceae family but will parasitize other plants as well.
  18. Eastern Bluebird (male).jpg

    Eastern Bluebird (male).jpg

    Eastern Blue Bird (Sialia sialis sialis) Male.
  19. Spotted Towhee1.jpg

    Spotted Towhee1.jpg

    Hope everyone is having a great day. Another shot from North Carolina. I love these guys.
  20. Eagle and crows

    Eagle and crows

    An eagle looking unconcerned by nearby presence of two unhappy crows
  21. House Finch

    House Finch

  22. House sparrow

    House sparrow

  23. Fishing

    Fishing

    Osprey on the hunting grounds.
  24. No, seriously, what did I do?????

    No, seriously, what did I do?????

    He raised one foot like he was thinking about trying to grab something, then simply sat there, looking around, and slowly tucked it up to his breast. I don't know if he had any plans with that foot, or if he was just trying to figure out what to do about the several jays screaming at him.
  25. Why all the shouting?????

    Why all the shouting?????

    Maybe it's just that these birds always look confused and upset, but this guy gave the impression that he was wondering what he had done to deserve being shouted at by half a dozen angry jays. I doubt they have the cognitive ability to understand that jays are living, thinking entities capable...
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