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Mar 03, 2018 01:38 |  #1

I was in Texas visiting family and made a little side trip to the Rio Grande Valley. The weather wasn't very good - overcast and some rain, but it was nice to see some different birds.

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Mar 03, 2018 03:55 |  #2

What an odd bird; thanks for sharing! That last shot make it look like some sort of 'hawk chicken'...:p


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Mar 03, 2018 06:32 |  #3

Very nice series. I was in LRGV around Christmas and saw some of these. You got much better poses and IQ than I did, nice work. These birds were very active.


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Mar 03, 2018 11:44 |  #4

Snydremark wrote in post #18576373 (external link)
What an odd bird; thanks for sharing! That last shot make it look like some sort of 'hawk chicken'...:p

On the ground they resemble a pheasant, but they spend a lot of time in the trees. I think the last one is a roosting posture. It had just stopped raining and the bird was wet. They're also very loud.

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Very nice series. I was in LRGV around Christmas and saw some of these. You got much better poses and IQ than I did, nice work. These birds were very active.

Thanks. I would have liked to have better backgrounds, but they don't seem to get too far from the trees or the feeders.


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Mar 04, 2018 04:32 |  #5

A great series Ken! I need to make it down there someday, especially now since I live a bit closer.


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Mar 05, 2018 02:18 |  #6

txcanon wrote in post #18577138 (external link)
A great series Ken! I need to make it down there someday, especially now since I live a bit closer.

Thanks. You should definitely go - fantastic birding.


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