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Local Birds

owl
Eastern Screech Owl.  Photo taken in northern San Antonio in June 2000 by Angela Bartels. Hear the calls of an Eastern Screech Owl.(MP3 file, 772KB)
mockingbird
Northern Mockingbird, photo taken in western Bexar County. Photo by Maury Heiman.
crane
Sandhill Crane near Katy, TX.  Photo by Maury Heiman.
phalarope
Wilson's Phalarope, Mitchell Lake, 5/19/1990, Photo by Willie Sekula.
Sanderling
Sanderling, N. Padre Island, 11/16/1991, Photo by Willie Sekula.
hummer
Female Black-chinned Hummingbird on nest. Taken with a Sony Digital camera at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. Photographer: David L. Jones.
gulls
Winter-plumage Laughing Gulls. Taken at Mustang Island State Park. Angela Bartels
Owl
Great Horned Owl at Balmorhea State Park. March 1997. Angela Bartels
Woodpeckers
Ladder-backed Woodpeckers, female and male, 2003. Photo by Larry Williams
Hawk
Young Red-tailed Hawk, lurking for prey in the back yard; "he hangs out here like it was the mall," 2003. Photo by Larry Williams.
Port A
American Coots and Roseate Spoonbill at Port Aransas Birding Center, 2003. Photo by Shirley Bartels
Goose
Canada Goose on Woodlawn Park Lake, 2003. Photo by Danny Large
Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk with grasshopper lunch, 2003. Photo by Larry Williams
Ducks
Wood Ducks in Atascosa County, 2003. Photo by Larry Williams
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Waxwings

Two photos by Shirley Bartels of beautiful Cedar Waxwings at a backyard bath, 2003.

Hummingbird
Two shots of a Rufous Humminbird, taken by Dr. Larry Fowler using a digital camera with a Leica spotting scope through his dining room window.
Burrowing Owl
Burrowing Owl on Cagnon Road in SW Bexar County; this is our little "prison guard" who gave so many of us the pleasure of seeing this species. Photo by Curt Harwerth, February 2002
Ground-dove
Common Ground-dove, photo by Brad Alprin
Cardinal
Northern Cardinal female, photo by Maury Heiman
Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron, photo by Maury Heiman
Owl
Great Horned Owl from Last Chance Forever: The Bird of Prey Conservancy; at the Judson Nature Trails during the SAAS Open House in July, 2003. Photo by Shirley Bartels
Great Kiskadee
Great Kiskadee at Choke Canyon, August 2003. Photo by Brad Alprin
Warbler
Pronothotary Warbler at Judson Nature Trails, April 2002. Photo by Curt Harwerth
Harris's Hawk
Harris's Hawk at Mitchell Lake, February 2002; photo by Curt Harwerth
hawk eats pigeon
A Red-tailed Hawk dines on a pigeon while a brave Mockingbird looks on, 17 December 2003. Photo by Tommy Lew
yellowlegs
Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs side-by-side at Mitchell Lake. Photo by Brad Alprin
Heron
Green Heron at San Antonio Botanical Garden, March 20, 2004. Photo by Joan Lasswell
owls
Two Eastern Screech Owls in Joan and Lynn Lasswell's backyard in northern Bexar County, March 17, 2004.
Sora
Sora at Mitchell Lake, March 27, 2004 seen by participants in the 4th Saturday bird walk led by Ernie Roney. Photo by Shirley Bartels
Pelicans
American White Pelicans line the wave barrier on the north side of Mitchell Lake, October 2003. Photo by Joan Lasswell
heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, May 16, 2004, one of a nesting pair in the Valencia subdivision in NE San Antonio near El Dorado lake, photo by Darlene Clendennen Ashcroft
sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper at Mitchell Lake, March 2004; photo by William H. Skinner [Try this for a desktop background, size is 850x600 pixels]
ducks
Ring-necked Ducks at Randolph AFB golf course, February 2004; photo by William H. Skinner
mallard
Mallard Duck female at the SA Botanical Garden, May 2003; photo by William H. Skinner
swallows
Barn Swallow parent comes in for a landing to feed chicks in western Bexar County, August 2004. Photo by Lupe Galvan
woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker at Mitchell Lake, September 2003. Photo by Brad Alprin
gulls
Laughing Gull line-up at the Birding Center at Port Aransas. Photo by Joan Lasswell
egret
Snowy Egret skims Mitchell Lake for dinner, August 19, 2004. Photo by Martin Reid
sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper on Cibolo Creek in Universal City. Photo by Danny Large
kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet with prominent crown spot, February 28, 2004 at the Judson Nature Trails. Photo by Jack Scheuerer
wrens
Wren babies waiting for the next meal. Photo by Debbie Sanders
stork
Wood Stork in Basin 4 of the Mitchell Lake Refuge on August 28, 2004. Photo by Steve Hawkins
stilts
Black-necked Stilts at Mitchell Lake, August 2004. Photo by Steve Hawkins
kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet with a huge crown color area. Photo by Andy Garcia
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warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler looking for insects atop a bougainvillea. Photo by Jan McClintock
kingfisher
Gorgeous Green Kingfisher, one of a pair seen building a nest at Avenue A in Brackenridge Park, January 2005. Photo by Nance Hurt
heron
Great Blue Heron. Photo by Nance Hurt
cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, May 25, 2005. Photo by Nance Hurt
curlew
Easy to see how the Long-billed Curlew blends into its surroundings in this shot by Nance Hurt.
warbler
A Beautiful male Golden-cheeked Warbler snapped by Helen Rejzek at Lost Maples SNA, April 2, 2005.
duck
Male Wood Duck in all his splendor at Avenue A, April 2005. Photo by Steve Munford
martin
A puzzled-looking Purple Martin watches as Manuel Pelaez-Prada gets close enough to take his picture, May 2005.
dove
White-winged Dove, taken by James Stopper on April 24, 2005.
swallow
Barn Swallow parents swoops in to feed the brood at the SA Botanical Garden, April 2005. Photo by Nance Hurt
scissor-tail
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Photo by Nancy Hurt
grackle
Great-tailed Grackle is on the alert at the Botanical Garden, March 2005. Photo by Nance Hurt
creeper
Brown Creeper finally gets caught in the shutter by Susan Schaezler at Warbler Woods, December 2005
cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo enjoys a bath in the water mister and goldfish pond of Tim and Carla Stone, San Antonio, July 2005
finch
House Finch male and female, taken by Manuel Pelaez-Prada in his San Antonio backyard, May 2005
titmouse
Black-crested Titmouse, photographed by Leslie Linehan. Another shot
roadrunner
Greater Roadrunner plays hide-and-seek in the brush at Leslie Linehan's place. Another shot
Ducks
Just a few of the Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks that visit Ralph Pittenger's yard in southwest San Antonio daily for breakfast and supper.
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