I’ll start today’s bird blog with

a photo I’m kinda proud of.  This is a Common Nighthawk.  Like it’s name suggest, it is a bird that flys around looking for insects to feed on late in the evening into early night.  I saw this one after the sun was down, just enough light to capture an image.  They have an erie, buzzing  call.

Common Nighthawk

Common Nighthawk

 

I also like this shot of a Swainson’s Hawk.  I think there was a nest nearby because right after I took this photo, this hawk got into it (fight) with a Red-tailed Hawk that was passing by.

Swainson's Hawk

Swainson’s Hawk

Anyone out there know what this bird is?  Looks like a pre-historic animal of some kind.  This was taken at the San Antonio KOA.

Blue Jay baby

answer later

It was nesting time all-over Texas.  This White-eyed Vireo didn’t appreciate my presence one bit.  Just go away would ya!

White-eyed Vireo

White-eyed Vireo

Did I say it was nesting season?  Sure I did and here’s more proof.  One of three baby Barred Owls momma had.  We could hear them hootin’ all night long.

Barred Owl baby

Barred Owl baby

And here’s another up-side down bird.  A Black and White Warbler.  Fun, fun to watch.  Hard to photograph because they seem to prefer the shade.

Black and White Warbler

Black and White Warbler

I might have posted this bird’s pic before but he’s so darned cute I can’t help myself.  A Black-crested Titmouse. 

Black-crested Titmouse

Black-crested Titmouse

Maybe the male Painted Bunting gets all the attention with those colors “painted” on him but the female, pictured below, has a beauty of a different kind.  Agree?

Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting

The answer to the scary bird photo is Blue Jay (baby). Here’s a photo of the bird grown up.

Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Birds were singing all over Texas.  This Summer Tanager is singing goodby for now and happy Birding to youawl.

Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager

 

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One Response to I’ll start today’s bird blog with

  1. LottaTidbits says:

    Great photos Oly! Sure puts a smile on my face to see them in a post…good job and great photos!!!!

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