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Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius

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anmgo

Date

May 4, 2020 08:07 AM CDT

Description

This female Orchard Oriole was traveling with two male Orchard Orioles. They were all in the yard at the same time.

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Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius

Observer

anmgo

Date

May 4, 2020 08:07 AM CDT

Description

Orchard Oriole male.

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Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii

Observer

anmgo

Date

May 4, 2020 08:38 AM CDT

Description

I am uncertain of the ID on this Oriole. Bullocks or Baltimore or hybrid?

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Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

Observer

anmgo

Date

May 9, 2020 01:58 PM CDT

Description

This Oriole has been coming to the feeders all day. I have a male coming all day, but they are never together. I would like to have someone verify it is a Baltimore female or possibly a Bullock hybrid. This Oriole favored the suet feeder every trip.

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Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

Observer

anmgo

Date

May 9, 2020 02:05 PM CDT

Description

Baltimore Oriole male at feeder where he selects dried fruit in seed mix in tray. Some visits to orange on orange feeder.

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Green Heron Butorides virescens

Observer

anmgo

Date

August 2, 2012 12:32 PM CDT

Description

He lingered a short while more then worked his way to the left in the direction when he first got in the waterfall. Then he walked out on the hardscape and went back to the creek.

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Green Heron Butorides virescens

Observer

anmgo

Date

August 2, 2012 12:20 PM CDT

Description

The Green Heron continued to the right off the puddle platform then came back to the drip puddle.

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Green Heron Butorides virescens

Observer

anmgo

Date

August 2, 2012 11:45 AM CDT

Description

This series is on a Green Heron that came into my back yard from the nearby creek. It was attracted to the man-made waterfall. It was August, so it was hot. He slowly moved to the right toward my drip puddle, but took his time doing so. I enjoyed every minute he was there.

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Grey Catbird Dumetella carolinensis

Observer

anmgo

Date

May 18, 2011 08:29 AM CDT

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Grey Catbird Dumetella carolinensis

Observer

anmgo

Date

October 21, 2011 12:48 PM CDT

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Tyrant Flycatchers Family Tyrannidae

Observer

anmgo

Date

September 12, 2011 07:46 AM CDT

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Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens

Observer

anmgo

Date

September 12, 2011 07:48 AM CDT

Description

Need help with ID.

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Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla

Observer

anmgo

Date

November 11, 2011 06:23 PM CST

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Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla

Observer

anmgo

Date

March 27, 2013 04:28 PM CDT

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Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla

Observer

anmgo

Date

January 4, 2012 05:22 PM CST

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Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens

Observer

anmgo

Date

August 18, 2011 07:58 PM CDT

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Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio

Observer

anmgo

Date

the past

Description

This series is of photos I took from a blind of the adult bringing food to the nest box at night. The young are almost ready to fledge and the adult started withholding food to entice the chicks to come out. If they wouldn't he would deliver the food and try again later.

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Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio

Observer

anmgo

Date

the past

Description

This series of photos is of the red phase Screech Owl watching me as I was working on the traps where I was doing some bird banding. It was very cold and the owl was very interested in a Cardinal that was in the trap. Much to my surprise, the owl went back and forth between his perch in the nearby tree and on the ground by the trap and finally sitting on me when I was on the ground beside the trap. This went on for 15 or 20 minutes before I decided to end this event. I had a big brush pile in my yard for sparrows and other birds to get in for protection. I decided to get the Cardinal out of the trap and take it to the brush pile where I released it into the safety of the limbs piled there. I then went inside and ended my night outside.

In the last photo in this series, my son came out and sat next to me beside the trap. The owl was not bothered by our presence. Nothing was more important to him but the bird in the trap.

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Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio

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anmgo

Date

the past

Description

When Dr. Gehlbach came to check on the boxes, this is what he would see. This is the adult sitting on eggs.

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Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio

Observer

anmgo

Date

the past

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Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio

Observer

anmgo

Date

the past

Description

On some visits out to my yard, Dr. Gehlback brought some of his students to observe. He also showed up how to safely hold the owl. Those talons were very painful it the owl grabbed onto you.

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Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio

Observer

anmgo

Date

the past

Description

As the young owls developed, you see their personality develop.

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Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio

Observer

anmgo

Date

the past

Description

When the young was big enough, it received a band. When this was completed, the chicks were returned to the nest box. In the second photo here, the latest to hatch is on the right.

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Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio

Observer

anmgo

Date

the past

Description

Young chicks were marked for identification of order of hatching.

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Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio

Observer

anmgo

Date

the past

Description

Eggs were weighed and marked to indicate order.

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Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio

Observer

anmgo

Date

the past

Description

Clutch size.

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Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio

Observer

anmgo

Date

the past

Description

Dr. Gehlbach weighing the adult owl.

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Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio

Observer

anmgo

Date

the past

Description

This owl took up in a make shift box and was transferred to one of Fred's research boxes. Here the owl has gotten a band and the numbers recorded.

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Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio

Observer

anmgo

Date

the past

Description

Red phase

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Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio

Observer

anmgo

Date

the past

Description

I contributed data to an Eastern Screech Owl project done by my professor at Baylor, Dr. Fred Gehlbach. His research included much more than my yard, but the posted photos in this series were my efforts in helping collect data from my observations. Dr. Gehlbach's research on the Eastern Screech Owl is in his book, The Eastern Screech Owl Life History, ecology and behavior in the suburbs and countryside. Published by Texas A&M Press. I contacted Fred's wife, Nancy to get permission to post my photos from that period of time. These photos were taken before digital. I scanned them in order to perserve them from deterioration.

When this project started, I had owls in the gray phase and the red phase. These photos were taken in my yard along a wooded creek area. Some photos were taken from a blind at night, others during the day when Dr. Gehlbach came out to check the boxes.

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