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Long-Billed Thrasher

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Long-Billed thrasher taking a bird bath in a puddle (sandra calderbank)

 

This Long-Billed Thrasher conveniently took a very long bath in front of my lens while I was in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.  This is a new species for me, I thought it was a Brown Thrasher.  These beautiful birds only live in southern Texas and Eastern Mexico.  I feel very fortunate to have had this wonderful show!

Fishing on a cloudy day

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Belted Kingfisher flying out of water after catching a fish with fish in beak (sandra calderbank)

 

I was recently visiting the Viera Wetlands on a rainy overcast day.  I was ready with my camera but not expecting much action.  I stopped because a Bald Eagle flew overhead, which I totally missed.    I decided to sit for a while, thinking the day for capturing images was going to be unproductive, when this little rocket popped out of the water with a fish!