Heron's return

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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    We started the Cornell U. Lab of Ornithology reporting last weekend, and our great blue heron showed up to be counted.
    Heron with reflection.jpg
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I never get tired of seeing this bird.
    You caught him at a good moment there.
    Annnnd with a reflection! Spectacular.
     
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    I had a flock of birds show up this morning that I can`t identify ! Small about the size of a sparrow, olive green/gray back, lighter belly distinctive white line along lower part of beak ! Males I think have a small crest ! None on female ! These guys are fast and its hard to see them ! They all hit the water bowl so I think they may have been in migration pattern ! Any ideas ? Couldn`t find them in any of the ID sites !
     
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    Mart, we are guessing that you either had Orange Crowned warblers, or Tennessee warblers. This is a guess, based on what we found in National Geographic's Birds of North America. We have had both here in central Texas, and with migration patterns being disrupted by wildfires, hurricanes, and bad weather, you could get blue-footed boobies at the water bowl!:smt119
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    Well at least they would be easier to ID ! Our fall bluebirds are back,, had six at the water bowl today ! Spring bluebirds are nice birds,, fall bluebirds are quite different in attitude ! They chase away the sparrows that live here year round as well as others ! Spring bluebirds are very passive !
     
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    I am very much enjoying this thread.
     
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    Had a northern flicker this morning and another one I don`t know ! Sparrow size and looks similar but has a red rusty breast ! Have a bunch of new birds this year !
     

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