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Michelle Summers

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  1. This can't possibly be the only picture of a Ring-necked Duck that I have, but it's the only one I have that is labeled, so I guess it's the best πŸ™‚
  2. I can only find old shots of Bullock's and Baltimore, but this year, in the same day, but two different locations, I saw Bullock's xBaltimore Orioles 😲
  3. How do you delete a post? I didn't realize my picture posted twice πŸ™„
  4. These guys are hard to get the exposure right on, and it doesn't help that they are usually so far away. This is the best I got πŸ™‚
  5. Not the best really, but my favorite....my resident Barred Owl momma, Heloise, preparing to feed her hootlets my gift to them, today ❀️
  6. Oh, and here is an old one, with more red an d white in it πŸ™‚
  7. Oh, my!! I have about 1000 Bluebird pictures. It's so hard to choose!! These are 4 of many faves πŸ’™
  8. Not one I have gotten many pictures of. These are from 6 years ago 😲 I like and remember the one where the bird is upright, because it's pupils are dilated differently, because the sun is shining in only one eye.
  9. I have had a Ladder-backed here one time, but only once. The red on the head of the Ladder-backed comes farther toward the forehead. This one was one of my resident Downy's enjoying a sprinkler bath πŸ™‚
  10. I have started several times, spent countless hours deleting pictures I know I'll never do anything with, and am getting better about not keeping as many, mostly because I'm running out of disk space 🀣 I have hundreds of thousands of pictures, of everything LOL 🀣 Fortunately, I don't have time to take hundreds of pictures every day, anymore, not the motivation, but when I go birding....πŸ“ΈπŸ“ΈπŸ“ΈπŸ“Έ Thanks for the encouragement πŸ™‚
  11. The best I can find πŸ™‚ I have so many photos never processed or named...makes finding them rather difficult 🀣
  12. No photo, when I click 😞 Just a photo icon placeholder.
  13. Like someone else mentioned, they are only here in Winter, and aren't common even then. Add on that, if you see one, they are one of the hardest birds to get a decent picture of, because they move so fast and constantly, so I am very pleased when I do get a picture!!! I have only gotten a few 🀣
  14. I have an older one I really like, in the nest, and got a bunch recently watching a frenzy of nest building and mating at a local lake...
  15. If I am out birding, away from my home, I follow these guidelines, basically, because it may help others. At my own home, it is only really relevant what birds are present on that day. If I don't see/hear the bluebirds until 9a, but cut my list off because I started early, it doesn't mean the bluebirds weren't there, just that I didn't notice them.
  16. I saw one once, several years ago, and then never again, until a couple of them showed up at my house during migration this Spring 😲 They are hard to get a good picture of, though!!! This is one of the better ones I got 🀣
  17. Thanks, y'all!! It is rare that I see (or hear) Baltimore Orioles, so it seemed totally foreign to me.
  18. Heard this bird in Fannin County, Texas (North Central Texas), yesterday 5/5/2021, but could never get my eyes on it. It stayed high in the canopy of a forested area. I'm hoping this call will be familiar to someone. Thanks! 20210505_102402.mp3
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