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Old May 19, 2007, 6:43 PM   #1
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This guy and I had quite a game of hide and seek. The first time he lit near me, he just made a quick touchdown then flew deeper into the woods. A few minutes later, he came back and gave me a nice pose, but, alas my camera was at that point on the tripod pointed the other way. After three more encounters he decided to peek around the tree just long enough for me to shoot.
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Old May 19, 2007, 6:52 PM   #2
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I think this is a female indigo bunting.
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And, I don't know what this is....

From the front....
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From the side/back....

(these were taken at two different times today, but it appeared to be the same type of bird to the naked eye. First was morning, with far less light....second was obviously very bright to point of blowing out the highlights)
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Does that woodpecker really have a red belly???? I have no guess what the one is at the feeder.


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Roger, I identified him on the basis of the rest of his coloration (including a photo that I didn't post because of lack of sharpness). According to that description, the coloration of the belly is actually white that sometimes has a slight pinkish tint. I am still very much a beginner at this process of bird identification, so I am never offended when corrected.

When the one I had no idea of first landed, I thought he was a small blue jay, but watching him further, none of his coloration was right. I wouldn' be surprised if he's related, though. The shape of the head, the angular top knot, etc....all make you think jay, but the body is solid gray.


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Roger, I dug further on some sites dedicated to birding in the mountains of Arkansas, and I think the guy at the feeder is a tufted titmouse. Adding credence was a .wav file I listened to of the call, and I have been hearing that from the woods around my yard for a couple of weeks.
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