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Zambullidor Pico Grueso Podilymbus podiceps

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kalamurphyking

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Abril 22, 2014 01:14 PM CDT

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This one is for the grebe looking on.

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Cormorán Neotropical Phalacrocorax brasilianus

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kalamurphyking

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Abril 22, 2014 01:14 PM CDT

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To Infinity And Beyond!
There was an adult neotropic cormorant with a young juvenile at Rheudasil pond in Flower Mound. The adult stretches it's wings while a pied-billed grebe looks on from behind.

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Tlacuache Norteño Didelphis virginiana

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kalamurphyking

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Junio 4, 2020 05:22 AM CDT

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Photo 1:
More Faces Than I Expected
Yesterday morning I stepped outside before sunrise and saw movement. Turned on a porch light & saw this. I'd been wanting to see this for years. She had 2 babies on her back with a 3rd climbing on. The mama froze as I ran back inside and scrambled to get my camera assembled. I was very lucky, she was still standing frozen when I got back. So dark I had to use flash. I was about 10 feet from her.
Photo 2:
There Is Always One
After my first shot, I stood still & mama finally relaxed and turned sideways. That is when I saw there were 4 babies, not 3. Number 4 was struggling to find a handhold on the other side from it's siblings. Every big family has that one kid that marches to a different drummer.
Photo 3:
Mom Checks Me Out Again
When my flash went off for my 2nd shot, it got mom's attention again. With 3 little sets of eyes also looking my way. Number 4 was still trying to hang on and facing the wrong direction.
Photo 4:
Mom Decides I'm No Threat
Mama ignored me and the camera flashes and wandered around the deck sniffing and exploring for a minute or so. Baby # 4 finally seemed secure. Babies stay in mom's pouch until they are about 2 1/2 months old when they emerge and climb on her back. They stay with her until they are about 4 to 5 months old.

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Papamoscas Viajero Myiarchus crinitus

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 2, 2017 10:12 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, right outside fish hatchery by parking lot. Id confirmed by Chris Runk with this photo and a recording.

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Pato Pico Anillado Aythya collaris

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kalamurphyking

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Marzo 21, 2018 08:48 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay
They were so far out in the bay that I could not get the shots I wanted. Was going to discard the shots then decided to store them in my put in iNat later folder. So, today is later for these 3 shots. Now I can delete them.

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 25, 2018 09:12 AM CDT

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I'm Ready For My Photo
Everyone wants their 15 minutes of fame.

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Chorlo Tildío Charadrius vociferus

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 22, 2019 08:20 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, near metal bridge at Spillway
Photo 1:
Great Camouflage
I finally got to see the eggs in this nest. Mom was off the nest doing her broken wing act for some joggers.
Photo 2:
Beautiful Speckled Eggs
I love the little gravel nest surrounded by the larger rocks. Best Killdeer nest I've ever seen.
Photo 3:
Watchful Parent
One of the parents showed back up to keep an eye on me. I took this last shot then left so it could settle back down on the eggs.

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Cardenal Rojo Cardinalis cardinalis

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 24, 2018 01:46 PM CDT

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Teenage Beauty
Beautiful female teenaged cardinal on my crepe myrtle tree. She is in the middle of changing into her adult colors. Kind of looks like a teenybopper that has been experimenting with makeup.

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Tirano Pálido Tyrannus verticalis

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 23, 2018 11:27 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Winfrey Point
Take Me Out To The Ball Game...
Western Kingbird singing it's heart out in the red dirt of a baseball field. On the baseline between 2nd & 3rd base. No clue why it was there. I assume it was either done with a dirt bath or about to have one. It just kept singing while I was there. Adorable.

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Arañas Fantasma de Jardín Género Hibana

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 19, 2018 09:34 AM CDT

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Photo 1:
Female Ghost Spider
This tiny spider was hanging from an almost invisible thread mid air. The purple in the background was a hanging basket of wandering jew plant. Brand new kind of spider for me, one of the ghost spiders.
Photo 2:
Ghost Spider Side View
As she twisted in the wind, I was able to get shots from different angles. Ghost spiders get their name due to their pale color and their habit of being secretive, only coming out at night. So I must have been really lucky to see this one in the daytime.
Photo 3:
Ghost Spider Under View
I was extremely lucky to get this shot. See the small semi circle of red in the middle? That is called the epigynum & it is the external genital structure of female spiders. Visible on mature spiders of all kinds but not always on the youngsters. Had thought she was a baby but she was tiny and mature. With this genus, it was the only way to know she was a female. Also got a fairly good view of silk being shot out of the spinnerets.
Bugguide id confirmation here: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1765977 @tfandre

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Golondrina Tijereta Hirundo rustica

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 23, 2018 11:14 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Winfrey Point
Mama Barn Swallow With A Feather For Her Nest
She is using soft feathers to make the nest perfect for the coming babies. She let me see the feather, then flew up to the nest with it.

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Garcita Verde Butorides virescens

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 14, 2019 10:27 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Reinhart branch
Photo 1:
Contortion Heron
I was walking the creek bank when I spotted a green heron with it's neck in a strange position.
Photo 2:
Heard My Camera
When I took the first shot, the heron heard my camera and started turning in my direction.
Photo 3:
I've Been Spotted
The heron looked a little shocked to find me behind it.
Photo 4:
Dirty Looks
Once I was spotted, the heron started giving me these looks of displeasure.
Photo 5:
Flashing Gang Signs
I left when it started flashing gang signs!

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Rayadora Azul Pachydiplax longipennis

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 23, 2018 10:29 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Reinhart branch
They're Everywhere
Right now blue dasher dragonflies are all over the place, easily the most common type around. This female was perched on a little dry stick that hung out over the water along the creek bank.

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Pato Doméstico Anas platyrhynchos var. domesticus

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 14, 2019 10:04 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay
Photo 1:
A Couple of Odd Ducks
Looks like someone dumped pet ducks again that had outgrown their cuteness. These two were sitting at Sunset Bay. They look like their wings have been clipped to keep them from flying. One was squawking loudly.
Photo 2:
What Are You Looking At?
The front one stopped squawking & gave me a look when I took their picture. Odd coloring and an oddly elongated body.
Photo 3:
Manky Mallards
The British have a term for those oddball ducks with strange colors, markings and body shapes, Manky Mallards. Domestic ducks that have interbred with mallards with all kinds of strange results. These two meet that definition for sure.

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 18, 2018 01:10 PM CDT

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Tiny Bee Fly
This little bee fly was enjoying some nectar on my pot of gaillardias. There are many different species in this genus and without the actual specimen, genus is the best id I could get from experts. The name Geron comes from Greek for "old man" due to its humpbacked look. This is my first one of this genus.
I only kept this first shot for my gallery, but adding some others here to possibly help with the id.

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Chorlo Tildío Charadrius vociferus

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 14, 2019 09:25 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, walking path area near spillway
Photo 1:
No! You May Not See My Eggs
For once a killdeer made a wise choice of nest location. The rocks provide excellent camouflage and no one will be walking on it or mowing over it. I was tipped off by hearing a killdeer trill. I wanted to see how many eggs but she was not having it. Instead of doing her broken wing dance, she spread her wings and hid the eggs from me.
Photo 2:
What Part Of No Don't You Understand?
When I failed to leave immediately, she added vocalizations to emphasize her point. I did not want to disturb her just to see eggs so I moved on and she settled back down.

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Cardenal Rojo Cardinalis cardinalis

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 25, 2018 04:54 PM CDT

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Rear View Of A Cardinal
Cute juvenile male cardinal perched outside my window in the crepe myrtles. With beak just starting to change from black to red.

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Pato Arcoíris Aix sponsa

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 28, 2019 10:35 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay
For Fanny Friday
Stop Looking At My Butt!
He didn't look particularly pleased that I was behind him taking photos.

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Acacia de Constantinopla Albizia julibrissin

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 23, 2018 08:36 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, near the spillway
This Persian Silk tree is right by the spillway at White Rock lake. It is beautiful and pollinators love it. However, it is an invasive species for our area. It is native to southwestern & eastern Asia. It is considered invasive because it is very fertile and the seed pods burst in strong winds and travel long distances. It thrives in our climate and crowds out native species. Still, so beautiful. Some good news is that development is underway for ornamental only trees that will not set seeds and can safely be included in landscaping.

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Tortuga Jicotea Pseudemys concinna

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 22, 2019 09:53 AM CDT

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White Rock, Sunset Bay
This one is for the big ol cooter
Nervous Wood Duck
As the pack of wild turtles kept advancing, Harold wondered if it might be prudent to find another log elsewhere.
Male Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)
River Cooter (Pseudemys concinna)

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Tortuga Pinta Trachemys scripta ssp. elegans

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 22, 2019 09:53 AM CDT

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White Rock, Sunset Bay
This one is for the red-eared slider including the melanistic old guy
Nervous Wood Duck
As the pack of wild turtles kept advancing, Harold wondered if it might be prudent to find another log elsewhere.
Male Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)
River Cooter (Pseudemys concinna)

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Pato Arcoíris Aix sponsa

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 22, 2019 09:53 AM CDT

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White Rock, Sunset Bay
This one is for the duck
Nervous Wood Duck
As the pack of wild turtles kept advancing, Harold wondered if it might be prudent to find another log elsewhere.
Male Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)
River Cooter (Pseudemys concinna)

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Guaco Manglero Nyctanassa violacea

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 14, 2019 08:20 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, inside the fish hatchery
Photo 1:
Mama Spots Me
Mama Yellow-Crown spotted me when I stopped by to check on this nest. She was standing over her babies and turned around to give me a look.
Photo 2:
Four Little Heads
Mama decided I was of no interest and ignored me but the babies were curious and wanted to get a look. I can count 4 little heads that popped up. There are two sets of eyes to the left of mama. On the right are two more heads but only one shows the eyes. That nest is getting crowded.
Photo 3:
Biggest Kid is the Loudest
Three of the babies settled down but the biggest one kept squawking loudly.
Photo 4:
Big Kid Spots me
Never quit squawking, even when it saw me standing there.

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Abaniquillo Verde del Noreste Anolis carolinensis

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 19, 2018 01:05 PM CDT

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Anole Posing For Me
This guy was in one of my flower pots. I saw movement and turned the camera in that direction just as he poked his head up and posed. Shot taken thru my window.

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Carpintero Velloso-Menor Dryobates pubescens

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 10, 2018 03:13 PM CDT

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Photo 1:
I'm Learning To Hang By My Feet
I saw Daddy & his little girl again. This time he had brought her to the suet feeder. She was hanging onto it very awkwardly and looks like she had fallen over backwards a bit instead of sitting up straight.
Photo 2:
Need More Food!
Its not easy trying to hang on a wire cage and do a wing flutter demand for food at the same time.
Photo 3:
Hurry Up Daddy!
When Dad took too long delivering more suet, baby girl's wings started fluttering like crazy again.
Photo 4:
Here It Comes!
Dad has a huge gob of suet for his baby girl.
Photo 5:
Bingo!
Daddy scores a direct hit.
Photo 6:
More, Daddy, More!
Greedy little girl leans towards her dad trying to get more of the suet.
Photo 7:
There's Suet On My Beak
Baby girl looks a bit perplexed about how to get that suet off her beak.
Photo 8:
Get It Off My Beak, Daddy
Daddy leans over again and I am not sure if he is feeding her more or trying to get the suet off her beak. Either way, he is being such a good daddy.
Photo 9:
Now We Both Have Suet On Our Beaks
I had to laugh when they broke apart and both had suet on the tops of their beaks. Dad flew off to the top of my pecan tree and baby girl followed out of sight.

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Rayadora de Needham Libellula needhami

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 2, 2018 09:12 AM CDT

Descripción

I had no idea what kind of dragonfly this was & didn't know how lucky I was to find it perched. Sent it to the experts & turns out is one relatively rare to find. New for me. A juvenile with the lighter gold color. A male per several field marks. Part of the King Skimmers & the one that spends more time on the wing & less time perching. Lucky I got a side view needed to confirm the species by seeing the "wolf snout" marking on the side of the thorax. I found a great site with information on this species here: http://dragonfliesnva.com/My%20Documents/KevinPDF/pdf/identify/species/Needham%27sSkimmer-FINAL.pdf

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Mariposa Cometa Negra Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 14, 2018 10:33 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Reinhart branch
Photo 1:
Chasing A Butterfly
I was walking along the creek bank when I spotted a beautiful black swallowtail butterfly. I started following it, hoping it would hold still for a shot. It's wings were in constant motion.
Photo 2:
Can't Catch Me!
As soon as I would get close enough for a shot, the darn butterfly would take off again.
Photo 3:
I Refuse To Be Still
Each time it landed, it kept part of the wings fluttering. She is female with all that blue on the bottom and lacking the wide white lines the males have.
Photo 4:
This is the Best You Are Going To Get
After this shot, she flew up and over the field until she was out of sight. I did not get a single shot with her being still. And so it goes....
ID confirmed on bugguide here: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1763599

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Pinzón Mexicano Haemorhous mexicanus

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 18, 2018 10:30 AM CDT

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This one is for the male finch
The Neighborhood Swimming Pool
When the weather warms up, this becomes a favorite hang out for critters.

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Cardenal Rojo Cardinalis cardinalis

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 18, 2018 10:30 AM CDT

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This one is for the female cardinal
The Neighborhood Swimming Pool
When the weather warms up, this becomes a favorite hang out for critters.

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Torcaza Aliblanca Zenaida asiatica

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kalamurphyking

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Mayo 18, 2018 10:30 AM CDT

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This one is for the doves
The Neighborhood Swimming Pool
When the weather warms up, this becomes a favorite hang out for critters.

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