Bird TV

At Pedernales Falls in Johnson City TX, they run a terrific bird blind. The birds are fed every day and they arrive in droves. So many birds and so many different kinds arrive, that birders call it “Bird TV.” The glass in the blind is tilted so the birds can’t easily see inside the dark blind. That means these wild birds are completely comfortable getting as close as three feet to observers. It’s an amazing experience and the photo opportunities are to die for. Some of these pics are nearly impossible to get so clearly otherwise. Here are just a few of my captures.

Golden-Fronted Woodpecker (M)
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Western Scrubjay
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Ladder-Backed Woodpecker (F)
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Common Ground Dove
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Spotted Towhee (M)
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Black-Crested Titmouse
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I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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14 Responses to Bird TV

  1. Lyn says:

    Amazing photos, Eric. I think I like the Western Scrubjay the best — such a beautiful shade of blue.

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  2. So enjoyed these, maybe one day I may visit the blind!

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  3. afairymind says:

    Brilliant captures! πŸ™‚

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  4. Shey says:

    Great series, B! Love the golden-fronted.

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  5. pattisj says:

    These are lovely! It amazes me to see the slight differences in birds from one area to another. Our titmice don’t have black crests. And I’ve never seen any of the others, though they look similar to some we have here. It’s all in the details!

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    • EagleAye says:

      Thank you! There are differences in birds from region to region, and often they are only found in that area. There was a ton of Cardinals there as well, and I imagine you have them where you live, or maybe not. They don’t live everywhere. You’re right, it’s all in the details. It’s why bird-watching is challenging and fun. Thanks much, Patti!

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  6. BumbleVee says:

    awww… feels like you could reach out and touch them…..

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  7. Lovely photos–and lucky you! Are the letters in parens the sex of the bird? (inquiring minds are dying to know) πŸ™‚

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