This gregarious, colorful, tropical bird looks like a cartoon character! I found this one in South Texas, drinking from a puddle with the water dripping off it’s beak. It occasionally stopped and looked at it’s reflection in the water puddle.
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This Female Northern Cardinal is busy bathing and splashing in a puddle. She is vigorously cleaning her feathers and splashing water. This image was taken in April during mating season so maybe she is primping for a date?
I watched this beautiful little wren gather nesting material and proceed to build a nest inside a metal grain feeder for deer! It seemed incongruous for this little hard worker to build a nest in such a place but I guess a home is a home.
This little beauty was new to me. I photographed it this spring in the Rio Grande Valley. When I captured this image, I thought it was an unusual variation of the Tufted Titmouse but soon learned that it is a separate species and is native to Texas and northeastern Mexico.
This beautiful Harris’s Hawk is aggressively defending his chosen perch. If a bird can be handsome, the Harris’s Hawk is.