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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tropical Kingbird

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Who would ever expect to see a Tropical Kingbird, whose nothernmost boundaries are South Texas and South Arizona in Cameron Parish, Louisiana?

Gary Broussard's discovery of three Tropical Kingbirds in Cameron Parish, Louisiana was superb. Excellent find Gary and thanks for sharing on labird giving an opportuniy for others to witness! I didn't see the other two Tropcial Kingbirds but was ecstatic to see one of them. Its notched tail and long, thick bill separtate it from other Kingbirds.

Experienced and avid birder Danny Dobbs was present and spotted a Common Nighthawk resting on a limb.

Once you click on the picture to enlarge it you can see the whiskers at the base of the Common Nighthawk's beak. You can also tell the white bars on its wing are not close to the end of its wing distinguishing it from the Lesser Nighthawk.

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Raptor at Sunset

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I worked on our house until late and called it a day. I needed a break so I grabbed my camera and headed out to some nearby haunts to see what was up.

I had almost given up when at the end of the day Mother Nature pulled through. Far away, a vigilant Red-Tailed Hawk with his keen eyesight, perched high in a snag was watching the field below  in the waning light for his next meal. The Raptor's silhouette against the serene sunset provided an inspirational end for the day.

What is Mother Nature's message here? Ralph Waldo Emerson's quote, "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience" came to mind. What message does Mother Nature tell you?