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Eastern Phoebe

One of our most familiar eastern flycatchers, the Eastern Phoebe’s raspy “phoebe” call is a frequent sound around yards and farms in spring and summer. The Eastern Phoebe breeds in eastern North America, then migrates to wintering grounds from the southeastern United States to southern Mexico. 

Red-shouldered Hawk

Hawks are birds of prey of the family Accipitridae. My Merlin app identified this as a Red-shouldered Hawk. I would have probably said it is a Cooper’s Hawk. It is an immature hawk.

3 Tons of Cotton

A wrapped round bale or module of cotton from the field usually weighs nearly 3 tons. It contains lint, cotton seed and plant/field debris. Round cotton bales are transported to a cotton gin to separate the lint, seed and trash. Each bale of cotton from the field receives its own identification number, which will match … More

Little Blue Heron

Adult Little Blue Herons are very dark all over. At close range or in good light, they have a rich purple-maroon head and neck and dark slaty-blue body. They have yellow eyes, greenish legs, and a bill that is pale blue at the base, black at the tip. 

Rock Pigeon

Rock pigeons found in cities can come in a wide variety of colors, from bluish-gray, pure white to brown.

Pansies on the Porch

Pansies symbolize “thinking” or “thoughts.” The word “pansy” itself comes from French pensée, meaning “thought.” 

American White Pelican

American White Pelicans feed from the water’s surface, dipping their beaks into the water to catch fish and other aquatic organisms.  One of our largest flying birds: considerably larger than a Bald Eagle; smaller than a California Condor.

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Juncos are among the most abundant forest birds of North America. Juncos are the “snowbirds” of the middle latitudes. Over most of the eastern United States, they appear as winter sets in, and then retreat northward each spring. 

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