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Backyard Birding in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas:
Surrounded by great birding destinations, our favorite patch is still the backyard (or the front), where we've seen more than 270 species of birds. Sit awhile, and watch the river and yard with us!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Camera Critters: Green Jays

If I were not already a Back Yard Bird Watcher, I'd be one after seeing a Green Jay. I never tire of watching them, listening to them, or taking their pictures.

I started writing a post a couple of days ago that I have not finished. I know, I do that a lot--which you know if you follow this blog. I am wordy, perhaps too much so. Sometimes I just want to put a few of my favorite photos out there without the words, and that's what I'm doing here. I've decided to participate in a meme called "Camera Critters" to share some of my backyard visitors -- without so many words. Watch for backyard bird shots every Saturday.

This week, enjoy the Green Jays who, with a few friends, are enjoying the orange slices I put on a feeder. (If you must have words to go with the birds, I've written about the colorful birds several times. Just click the labels list in the sidebar to find other posts about them.)

The flashy Altamira Oriole is almost as lovely as the Green Jay. Behind them is a House Sparrow.

Whenever the bigger guys aren't around, Orange-crowned Warblers fly in for a bite.

I've had fun posting my "critters." Be sure to check out other bloggers' backyard visitors at the Camera Critter blog and the links there.


Marvin said...

Great shots of beautiful birds we don't get to enjoy up here in the Ozarks. Thanks for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

WOW, beautiful birds and your photos are wonderful. The Green jay is one of my want to see birds. The Oriole is gorgeous too. Lucky you!

Arkansas Patti said...

I am rapidly becoming a fan of the Green Jay thanks to you. Such a stunning bird that I wish liked my area.

robin andrea said...

You make me wish I lived in Texas! Such incredibly colorful birds in your neck of the woods. Beautiful.

nancy said...

such a lovely looking birds!

how funny that little guy is... sneaking for food, huh!

KaHolly said...

Kay, they have fascinated me since the first time I've ever seen one. Oh, okay, I've only seen them once!! Gorgeous images. Welcome to Camera Critters! ~karen

Dave said...

If I had the same kind of birds around my place, I would be showing them off too.