Photo Capture # 177 – Blue Jay

Blue Jay

Colors? — 🎼 “Nel blu dipinto di blu… Volare” 🎼

Blue Jay

© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

What’s Up? – Short Autumn or Long Winter

Short Autumn or Long Winter

Last week was a good example of bad weather.  We had strong winds blowing very cold air for about three days and then the temperature dropped low the the winds  stopped.  Really crazy weather like we haven’t seen before, at least for any previous autumn.

My grass lawns are dormant now, the trees have no leaves, bushes, shrubs etc. are most devoid of leaves too. My birds are, as far as I can see, doing well. 

Next Tuesday I’ll be getting surgery to my right eye, as scheduled by my eye doctor. This will also put me into uncomfortable situation for a couple of days and then I spect to heal soon since I got the the hung of it with the previous surgery. I’ll not stop posting  pictures to my blog.

I’ll see you later! 😜

Photo Gallery

© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

Photo Capture # 176 – Swallow-tailed Kite

Swallow-tailed Kite

Swallow-tailed Kite

© HJ Ruiz – Avian101

Red Gallery – Northern Cardinal

Photo Gallery for Saturday

Have you ever seen this!


This Northern Cardinal was caught and banded by IBBA ( Inland Bird Banding Association) members in central Texas!

The bird shows apparent bilateral gynandromorphism, a rare abnormality that causes it to have female plumage on one side of its body and male on the other. Such birds have both an ovary and a testis.

© First part © HJ Ruiz – Avian101 —Second part © IBBA

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