Northern Cardinal Pair, Male on Right
Male Great-tailed Grackle
Turkey Vulture, in Flight
Male Red-winged Blackbird
Male House Sparrow, Breeding Plumage
Blue-winged Teal Pair
Male Blue-winged Teal
Loggerhead Shrike, is an uncommon to rare bird. It might fool you with that hooked bill, but it
really is a songbird. The shrike perches and observes its surroundings on wire, bushes, treetops, etc., and will impale its prey on barbed wire and thorns. This is one of two species in this country, and both feed on lizards, rodents insects and smaller birds.
The first six shots were obtained today, and it was noticed that northbound migrations are full speed ahead. With our inclement weather waning, it has pushed more birds our way, and there should be a lot more to come. So hold onto your cameras, binoculars, and spotting scopes, for you will be in for a pleasant ride this year. You will encounter species not from your area, so pay close attention to what might be hiding in the wings.
Northern Shovelers in Flight