Texas Birds of a Different Feather

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My husband captured these shots this week.  The group of vultures were roosting on one of our old trees that fell victim to the recent years of drought here in Texas.  The male painted bunting stopped by our koi pond for a quick bath.  I wish the bunting photos were a little better, but we had to take them through the glass of our back window.

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  1. Lovely photos, Lori. Just goes to show how much I know about birds, though; I thought the colorful one was a parrot or lorikeet. Ooo . . . I think that could be a fantastic nick-name for you! Lorikeet.

    Happy Tuesday to you, love.

    ~ Cara

    • I’m chuckling to myself, Cara. Lorikeet is probably a very fitting nick-name for me. Scott and I are terrible bird nerds and our girls think we are more than a little crazy. We have multiple sets of binoculars and field guides that we take everywhere – just in case we spot some bird we’re not familiar with. All we need are some khaki shorts, knee high brown socks and safari hats… but we’re way too cool for that. 😉

      Smooches!

      Lori

  2. Good photos! Don’t the vultures always seem to prefer dead trees? The painted bunting is adorable. We have seen one or two in our back yard but not very often. With the heat all the birds seem to want to cool off in our bird baths. Have a great July 4!

    • The bunting is my all time favorite bird. We have spotted them several times splashing in our pond but have never been able to get a photo. This was the first time we’ve ever seen the vultures on our place. It was neat to see but I hope they don’t stay around… that would be a little creepy. 🙂

      Hope you have a great 4th and watch out for all those pesky beach tourists!

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