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What birds do you see?

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There are two birds in this photo. Can you see them? Can you identify them? Click on 'Read more' to find out. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Two Common Pauraques, a neotropical bird species whose cryptic plumage makes it very well camouflaged. They are only found in the U.S. in southern parts of Texas with the highest numbers found in the Rio Grande Valley. Even so it is very unusual to find two of them roosting near each other and especially both the gray and brown…

Green Heron, hunting

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I spotted this Green Heron walking just behind the vegetation in the marsh below the South Padre Island Convention Center boardwalk on yesterday. They either move slowly or just stand in place until they rapidly thrust their bills at some prey. Though they are a pretty chestnut below and green or blue above with orange legs they blend in well with their habitat. The pic below is a 4 X view (220mm) of the bird above that was taken at 25X (600mm) view then cropped to this very close up view. SeEtta

Belated Super Owl Sunday, Great Horned Owls

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I didn't get these up for yesterday's SuperOwlSunday so better late than never. This guy was located behind a lot of tree branches and some leaves making me work to get a sharp photo. The pic below is the full body shot of the same owl as the close up above. There was a second owl near this one but it flushed when I stopped my car so no pic.
The two pics below are of the third owl I spotted day before yesterday when I birded in northern Hildago County. A three owl day is pretty good especially as they were all seen in mid afternoon. All pics above is taken with 600 mm or 25x lens then cropped even further. The pic below is at equivalent focal length of 170mm or just over 3X normal eye view. SeEtta

Say's Phoebes

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I found two Say's Phoebes foraging near each other in northern Hildago County, Tx just over a week ago. I stopped by several days ago but couldn't find one but did find one yesterday.

Unfortunately these pics were backlit badly so after adjusting exposure to see the bird the background loses color. SeEtta