Can anyone I.D. these guys

Discussion in 'Birds' started by tech1961, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. tech1961

    tech1961

    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    These were taken at a local wildlife reserve yesterday. I know I need to get a book. I am seeing more and more species that I have not seen before. Thanks for any help.:smile:


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  2. #1 is a female grackle.
     
  3. Nice shots.

    1. female Great-tailed Grackle (you also get Common Grackle)
    2. Eastern Kingbird
    3. Swainson's Thrush
    4, 5 Indigo Bunting
    6. Green Heron

    and you do need a book!:smile:

    Cheers,

    Larry
     
  4. tech1961

    tech1961

    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    Thanks for the i,d. on these.
     
  5. Nice photos now listen to what Larry told you.:biggrin: :biggrin:
    Lou
     
  6. Gale

    Gale

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    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Pretty birdies especially those little blue ones.

    Yeah get a book and look up blue bird or yellow bird...lololol
     
  7. Toklat

    Toklat

    413
    Aug 31, 2006
    Alaska
    Very nice, especially the Swainson's thrush. This happens to be my favorite summer bird in these parts. Their arrival in the boreal forest about the first week of June tells me that summer is really here.
    They sing continuously throughout the sub-arctic nights. The song is like a breezy pan flute spiraling up the scale. Perfect music to sleep by.
    They are very shy and difficult to photograph when nesting, but you know when the youg have fledged by their beautiful yet imperfect (sometimes backward) rendition of the adult song.
     
  8. tech1961

    tech1961

    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    Thanks everyone.:smile:
     
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