Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ash-Throated Flycatcher

While in Palo Duro Canyon today, this flycatcher presented himself for a shot. I have tentatively ID'ed it as an Ash-Throated Flycatcher with the help of a friend. He didn't give me a very good pose, so I'll hold off on any specific commentary about him until I find out for sure. If anybody can give me a positive ID on it, I will amend this post.


Sunday, May 10, 2009


The Mockingbird is one of the most interesting birds around. It is the great impersonator, hence its name. He tries to impress females with his many voices, to the point of mating. They are easily identified by the white bars on their wings in flight.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mississippi Kites

Spring is in the air. These two Mississippi Kites are in the middle of their courtship routine in the elm tree in our back yard. They would "bow" to each other, touch beaks, fluff their feathers, and flutter their wings. With a little luck, they will build their nest close by.

(You can see more info on them in my other posts, HERE.)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Euro-Collared Dove

Here is another view of the Euro-Collared Dove (also called the Eurasian Collared Dove). You can see more info about them HERE in another one of my blog posts.