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Old 04-24-2019, 02:40 PM   #1
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Default Spring birds

Not all are migrating but many are.

Painted bunting male



Immature summer tanager male



Male blue-gray gnatcatcher in breeding plumage



Hooded warbler



White-eyed vireo



Northern perula



Yellow-throated warbler



Rose-breasted grosbeak



Female summer tanager



Cedar waxwings, saw 200+ this day



Tennessee warbler

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Old 04-24-2019, 02:42 PM   #2
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Great pictures thanks for sharing
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Old 04-24-2019, 02:44 PM   #3
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Thanks and thanks for looking.
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Old 04-24-2019, 02:46 PM   #4
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Old 04-24-2019, 02:51 PM   #5
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Beautiful captures as usual Bill! A mob of those cedar waxwings descend on my yard every February. They gobble up thousands of yaupon berries in a couple of days then move on.
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Old 04-24-2019, 02:53 PM   #6
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Great pics of beautiful birds. Where did you take the pics ?
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Old 04-24-2019, 02:54 PM   #7
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Dang those are pretty, any way to draw these to my yard?
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Old 04-24-2019, 03:20 PM   #8
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Old 04-24-2019, 03:29 PM   #9
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Beautiful captures as usual Bill! A mob of those cedar waxwings descend on my yard every February. They gobble up thousands of yaupon berries in a couple of days then move on.
Thanks, John. They are opportunist for sure. Young buds on trees also attract them but it's mainly the berries.

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Great pics of beautiful birds. Where did you take the pics ?
Thanks. Most were in Quintana but some were other locations.

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Dang those are pretty, any way to draw these to my yard?
Many of them are passing through on their way north. They have been in Central and South America and will be heading to cooler weather. You may see some as they pass through depending on your habitat.

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Old 04-24-2019, 03:32 PM   #10
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We look forward to the buntings passing through Duval County every year. Mom's got 15+ feeders for me to fill every time I come visit...
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Old 05-01-2019, 04:30 PM   #11
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We look forward to the buntings passing through Duval County every year. Mom's got 15+ feeders for me to fill every time I come visit...
Had painted buntings on my old place in the spring but I wasn't photographing them then. Sounds like mom keeps you busy.
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Old 05-10-2019, 04:47 PM   #12
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What lens are you using. Are you in a blind, or are you near a feeder. I have feeders in the yard, get lots of cedar waxwings in the winter after the berries and buds. We don't get a lot of birds with much color, except blue jays, and cardinals. I am on the east side of the metroplex in a fairly dense neighborhood, lots of old trees.

I really like to get away from town so I see different birds. Kinda started birdwatching because I see so many different birds while stand sitting.
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Old 05-10-2019, 05:19 PM   #13
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What lens are you using. Are you in a blind, or are you near a feeder. I have feeders in the yard, get lots of cedar waxwings in the winter after the berries and buds. We don't get a lot of birds with much color, except blue jays, and cardinals. I am on the east side of the metroplex in a fairly dense neighborhood, lots of old trees.

I really like to get away from town so I see different birds. Kinda started birdwatching because I see so many different birds while stand sitting.
Sony a7RIII FF camera with Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens

Most were taken at a bird sanctuary at the coast, walking around. The third one was at S. Llano River SP in a blind and the cedar waxwings were in my front yard.

Birds of color, for the most part, are migrants, spring and fall. I started doing this when I quit deer hunting for health reasons. My way of hunting now.
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Old 05-10-2019, 05:46 PM   #14
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Simply fantastic, Bill. Wonderful photos catching wildlife. Hunters often have a stereotype of being thoughtless killers, but this surely shows the beauty and respect folks have life. Fantastic job even for an Astros fan Thank you for sharing, friend.
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:21 PM   #15
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:02 AM   #16
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Simply fantastic, Bill. Wonderful photos catching wildlife. Hunters often have a stereotype of being thoughtless killers, but this surely shows the beauty and respect folks have life. Fantastic job even for an Astros fan Thank you for sharing, friend.
Thank you. I know some of the stone cold killers here that like to snap a bird or two when out and about. As far as the other comment, one more win in the series and I might have gotten mouthy here.
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Mike, thank you.
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Old 05-11-2019, 08:22 AM   #17
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Very good pictures, some colorful birds there.
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Old 05-11-2019, 12:10 PM   #18
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Old 05-11-2019, 12:19 PM   #19
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Great pictures! Love the ID added in as well. Nice refresher, ornothiogy back in college was starting to fade.
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:29 PM   #20
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Thank you. I learned/learn their names when I started photographing them.
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Old 05-12-2019, 04:43 PM   #21
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That's the reason I want good pics, so I can id them once I get home if I cannot get them in the field. Pics like these you can definitely see identifiers.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:34 AM   #22
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Great Pics
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:40 AM   #23
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Those photos are stunning, Bill! Flat amazing and definitely high quality.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:31 AM   #24
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Wow! Great pictures and thanks for identifying them
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:44 PM   #25
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Great pics! Nice to know the identity of those birds!
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:53 PM   #26
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Fabulous pics like always Bill! Thanks for sharing and naming them.
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:30 PM   #27
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Beautiful pics!
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:25 PM   #28
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Those photos are stunning, Bill! Flat amazing and definitely high quality.
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Wow! Great pictures and thanks for identifying them
Thank you sisters, appreciate it.

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Thanks everyone, I file them by name.
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:52 PM   #29
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Old 05-30-2019, 01:39 PM   #30
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