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HUMMINGBIRD MIGRATION 2014

Friday, May 8, 2015

SPRING MIGRATION BIRDS ARRIVE AT KATES CABIN BIRD SANCTUARY


Hi Everybody!!
I glanced up in the tree and all of a sudden, a strange orange bird was there! It is the spring migration and the birds are crossing Texas on their way back up north. The bright orange bird is a Baltimore Oriole. He was here for 2 days for food and rest, then he was gone. My location is under a major flyway, so on different years I see a variety of the colorful songbirds of North America. New for me this spring, some hummingbirds have returned. I do not know if they will stay or move on. The kite will stay for the summer. The photos below are migrants, except the one red cardinal. I believe the migrants come down if they see (or hear) the cardinals. Enjoy!!


Baltimore Oriole

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_oriole




Link to G+ Photo Album:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/117645114459863049265/albums/6145956429636387953



Hiding in the tree





House wren returns

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_wren











7 Sisters Rose

http://www.ebay.com/gds/How-to-grow-beautiful-Seven-Sisters-Roses-/10000000177444948/g.html



Ruby-throated Hummingbird

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby-throated_hummingbird








Flashing the ruby red gorget







Kites return.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kite_%28bird%29
















For Info on Bird Migration, check out this link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_migration



female indigo bunting






...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.  See you next time!

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