Great photos Jeff, from these we have here only Dunlin but I never got close enough for reasonable photo.
Hi Jeff, being in an avian 'dead zone' you still managed to get some excellent bird shotsHave not visited "Rumors" in a while. Spent some marveling at the quality of the pictures and the diversity of birds. Quite a treat !
My area is an avian dead zone at the moment. Everyone around here is saying - what happened to all the birds ? Apparently they are visiting you all.
I will post the few interesting shots have gotten lately.
The Reddish Egret (Egretta rufescens) is a medium-sized heron. It is a resident breeder in Central America, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Gulf Coast of the United States, and Mexico. There is post-breeding dispersal to well north of the nesting range. In the past, this bird was a victim of the plume trade.
According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, there are only 1,500 to 2,000 nesting pairs of reddish egrets in the United States — and most of these are in Texas. They are classified as "threatened" in Texas and receive special protection.
Lovely shots Don!It was not snowing today and just a few degrees below freezing so I went out to see who was at the feeders. The brown creeper was a surprise as I rarely see them..... something about being small and well camouflaged All shot with a 6D2 and a Tamron 150-600G2
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