Adding House Finches to the mix

Female House Finch
Female House Finch

I visited my grandmother recently in Jonesboro and her front yard was a hot spot for birds! I saw my first female and male House Finch as well as tons of Cardinals — one of my favorite birds! I later passed a European Starling while out walking my dog.

Male House Finch
Male House Finch
Northern Cardinal
Northern Cardinal
Breeding European Starling
Breeding European Starling

 

 

Photo essay: Hunting Blue-winged Teal

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Male and Female Blue-Winged Teal

My goal this winter was to photograph a Blue-Winged Teal duck. I finally got lucky in this quest during a trip to Bayou Meto’s Halowell Reservoir. I was pretty excited to see the ducks as well as a pair of Gadwells. The trip was bird-filled with a few favorites. Here’s some of what I saw:

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Male and Female Gadwell ducks
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Mallards
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Great Blue Heron

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American Coot
DUCKS7-Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow
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Song Sparrow
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Killdeer
Red-tailed hawk
Red-tailed hawk