With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought that "will you be my Valentine?" would be a good caption for these two turtles I saw the other day.
One of the specialties of the Rio Grande Valley is the Green Jay. Here, three contemplate the slim pickings at a feeder.
The biggest dove here is the White-tipped Dove, here shown beside a House Sparrow.
This male Green Kingfisher is quite the dude.
The Great Kiskadee is a beautiful but noisy flycatcher.
This Couch’s/Tropical Kingbird was quiet so he’s tough to identify.
The lighting for this Neotropic Cormorant is not good so you can’t see his bright eye. His long tail is the clue. His Double-crested cousins have much shorter tails (in relation to their bodies.)
We are still awed by the colors and diversity of the species we see and hear. It’s never "Just another Green Jay" day for us. Good birding.