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Carpintero Velloso-Menor Dryobates pubescens

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Enero 27, 2014 02:22 PM CST

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Chiseling Away

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Enero 28, 2014 10:16 AM CST

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Little Butterball at the Suet Basket

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Cardenal Rojo Cardinalis cardinalis

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kalamurphyking

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Febrero 22, 2018 04:10 PM CST

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Rainy Day Cardinal
On a cold, gloomy, wet day, I love looking out the window to see my bright cheery cardinal.

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Cormorán Orejón Phalacrocorax auritus

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kalamurphyking

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Octubre 18, 2018 08:37 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay
Fanny Friday Show Off
The cormorants seem impressed.

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Pelícano Blanco Americano Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

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kalamurphyking

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Octubre 18, 2018 08:37 AM CDT

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay
Fanny Friday Show Off
The cormorants seem impressed.

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Carpintero de Vientre Rojo Melanerpes carolinus

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kalamurphyking

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Enero 28, 2014 11:33 AM CST

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First Time She Visited the Pile of Seed on the Brick Wall

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Gaviota de Franklin Leucophaeus pipixcan

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kalamurphyking

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Noviembre 14, 2018 11:52 AM CST

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White Rock lake, upper spillway
Lipstick
That bill looks like its been dipped in either lipstick or paint. This is the winter look of a mature Franklin's gull. The younger first winter gulls have an all black bill. When a mature Franklin's goes into its breeding colors, that bill will be completely red and the head will be all black for a very dramatic look. We never get to see that here, they are gone by then.

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Carpintero de Vientre Rojo Melanerpes carolinus

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kalamurphyking

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Febrero 6, 2014 09:58 AM CST

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Eating Suet in a Snow Storm

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kalamurphyking

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Febrero 6, 2014 02:15 PM CST

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Female Downy Woodpecker Pecking a Hole in My Crepe Myrtle Tree

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Tordo Cabeza Café Molothrus ater

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kalamurphyking

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Febrero 22, 2018 03:10 PM CST

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The Gang's All Here
The hordes have descended. Two years ago I would see one or two female red-winged blackbirds in the winter & think it odd since I don't live near any water. Someone wrote my feeders a 5 star review and now I get huge flocks of them staying several months each winter. Mostly female red-wings but as you see here, sometimes a mixed flock with cowbirds. Other times mixed with grackles or starlings. They eat everything in sight. If you look close you can see 1 dove in the back.

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Tordo Sargento Agelaius phoeniceus

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kalamurphyking

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Febrero 22, 2018 03:10 PM CST

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The Gang's All Here
The hordes have descended. Two years ago I would see one or two female red-winged blackbirds in the winter & think it odd since I don't live near any water. Someone wrote my feeders a 5 star review and now I get huge flocks of them staying several months each winter. Mostly female red-wings but as you see here, sometimes a mixed flock with cowbirds. Other times mixed with grackles or starlings. They eat everything in sight. If you look close you can see 1 dove in the back.

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Febrero 20, 2014 09:29 AM CST

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Making Her Way Down to the Suet

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Mayo 19, 2014 03:23 PM CDT

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Father of the Year
Turns out with Downy Woodpeckers, it is the father who raises the children. He share egg sitting duties in the day but does all the night time egg sitting. Once hatched he continues to stay with the babies in the nest at night while sharing feeding duties in the day. Once the babies leave the nest, it is the father who stays with them for about 3 weeks, feeding them and guarding them. He takes them to food sources and feeds them until they learn where the food sources are. I have been watching him fed this baby female downy who is sleek and plump and larger than the father who is looking a bit ragged these days. Here she sits on a limb above the suet basket and he makes trip after trip getting suet, then stuffing it in her beak.

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Pato Golondrino Anas acuta

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kalamurphyking

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Noviembre 28, 2018 09:39 AM CST

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White Rock lake, Reinhart branch
This handsome duck has wintered at White Rock lake for several years now. As he changes to his breeding colors, his tail gets longer and longer. Nice of him to pose for me in water turned a warm molten chocolate swirl by reflection of winter vegetation.

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Junio 9, 2014 04:56 PM CDT

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Baby Downy Woodpecker
This little fella showed up this week at my feeders, flying awkwardly and often missing his mark and landing on the side of the brick wall. At first I thought I had a new kind of woodpecker since his red was on the top of his head instead of the back of his neck but I found out that male baby downys have the red on the top until after their first molt when it moves to the nape of the neck. An adult male downy has been trying to drive him away from the suet but he has been standing his ground and eating as much of it as the other woodpeckers. Good for him.

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kalamurphyking

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Noviembre 25, 2019 09:40 AM CST

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White Rock lake, game trail near Winfrey Point
My First Wild Box Turtle
I was following a little game trail thru a thicket when movement a bit to the right of the trail caught my eye. By the time I spotted the turtle, it had spotted me and gone into hiding. This was my very first time to see one in the wild. I'd seen a lot of captive box turtles growing up as my mother had a community of them in her back yard.
I positioned myself where I could see into the shell and waited. After a bit, it showed just the tip of the head. It was enough for me to see it was a beautiful turtle with bold orange markings on its head. It blended in nicely with the fall leaves and grass surrounding it.
I wanted to get a shot of the tail to help figure out if this was a male or female. But the turtle had the tail tucked inside and was not cooperating.
My herpetologist friends (Carl Franklin & Viviana Ricardez reviewed these shot with the others and said the turtle looked like a female. She is beautiful. Love the colors of that eye. Her caution around people is good for her survival.
I used my foot to document the turtle's size. Nice size adult. Next to size 7 tennis shoes.
After waiting a long time to see if the turtle would come out, I gave up and moved on to getting the other documentation shots I would need before taking them to my turtle expert friends to confirm the species and gender. The underside of a turtle's shell is called the plastron. The upper is called the carapace.
Box turtles get their name from their unique hinged shell that they can close completely with legs, head and tail sealed away for safety. As you can see here, it was shut tight as a drum. After I was done I put it back in the same exact position and left it alone.
When I saw the final shot I finally understood why some sweaters are called turtlenecks.

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Carpintero de Vientre Rojo Melanerpes carolinus

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kalamurphyking

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Junio 11, 2014 05:32 PM CDT

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Female Red-bellied Woodpecker with a little bit of tongue showing
She was very awkward when she flew and she overshot her goal of reaching the suet and landed on the brick wall.

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Gorrión Pantanero Melospiza georgiana

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kalamurphyking

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Febrero 12, 2018 10:01 AM CST

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White Rock lake, Sunset Bay pier
Bold Little Sparrow
The week after my 1st swamp sparrow, I saw my 2nd one at the same place. This one was a cheeky little bird. Hopped right up on the pier in front of me and just stood there. Like it knew how pretty it was and wanted me to admire it.

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Julio 19, 2014 04:25 PM CDT

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Two Kinds of Woodpeckers
The big one is a newly fledged juvenile red-bellied woodpecker faintly showing its first signs of red around the head, too soon to tell if it is a female or male. The smaller one is a downy woodpecker. You can see the size difference.

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Carpintero de Vientre Rojo Melanerpes carolinus

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 19, 2014 04:25 PM CDT

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This one was young enough that you can't tell if it is male or female, practically had a bald head.
Photo 2:
The big one is a newly fledged juvenile red-bellied woodpecker faintly showing its first signs of red around the head, too soon to tell if it is a female or male. The smaller one is a downy woodpecker. You can see the size difference.

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Carpintero de Vientre Rojo Melanerpes carolinus

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kalamurphyking

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Julio 22, 2014 02:43 PM CDT

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Papa Red-Bellied Woodpecker Feeding a Baby
I held on to this one for awhile hoping to get a better shot but everytime this feeding went on, it was up in the trees so this was as good as it got. The baby red-bellied woodpeckers look bald with no red on the head or belly.

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Mergo Cresta Blanca Lophodytes cucullatus

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kalamurphyking

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Diciembre 5, 2018 10:32 AM CST

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Eight Hooded Mergansers
Beautiful little scene & the most mergansers I'd ever seen at one time. Very far away so this is heavily cropped. There are 3 males and 5 females. I so look forward to the day I can photograph one of these magnificent males at close range.

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kalamurphyking

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Diciembre 27, 2014 11:00 AM CST

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A Cold Wind Is Blowing
Fluffy little downy woodpecker trying to stay warm in the cold wind.

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Enero 9, 2015 05:02 PM CST

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Spooky
Photo taken at dusk on a cold, foggy, drizzly evening.

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Enero 11, 2015 12:21 PM CST

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Watching For Hawks
Keeping an eye on the sky.

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Carpintero de Vientre Rojo Melanerpes carolinus

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kalamurphyking

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Enero 28, 2015 03:07 PM CST

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Beautiful Female Red-Bellied Woodpecker
She has been coming to my yard for three years now.

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Gaviota de Franklin Leucophaeus pipixcan

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kalamurphyking

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Noviembre 14, 2018 11:52 AM CST

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White Rock lake, upper spillway
Sweet Dreams
Someone looks like he's having a good dream.

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Carpintero de Vientre Rojo Melanerpes carolinus

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kalamurphyking

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Enero 28, 2015 03:35 PM CST

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Beauty In Motion
Every now and then, I catch just the right moment. Can never get these types of photos when I try, always just a nice accident.

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Estornino Pinto Europeo Sturnus vulgaris

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kalamurphyking

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Enero 30, 2015 01:31 PM CST

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The Standoff
I had a male red-bellied woodpecker and a starling get into it over the suet recently. Lots of beak thrusting going on until the woodpecker flew off. Lots of wing flapping too. This was the only shot with both of them in it that was not a total blur of action.

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