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I wasn't going to diary these photos, but it is raining today so there isn't anything else to do...

I've never seen a Bluebird in a Bluebird box. All I ever see is Tree Swallows...

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Sunday April 28th, 2013. After a beautiful sunny morning it clouded over in the afternoon. I took a drive down to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge to see what was going on.

It turns out not much...

Lots of Red-winged Blackbirds though.

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Just one Pied-billed Grebe.

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An Osprey was circling for a while, didn't see a stoop.

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The only Heron I saw was very far out.

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Blue-winged Teal, again so far out I couldn't identify them till I got home.

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Northern Shoveler, they aren't in breeding colors yet, the head hasn't turned green and the flank is still dull.

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There are always Mallards and Canada Geese present...

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I didn't stay at Montezuma Audubon very long. The overcast was starting to get deeper, it was getting late, and it was very windy...

I did get a few pictures of the Purple Martins though.

Female

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Male, dark bird against a grey sky...

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Originally posted to boriscleto on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 08:59 AM PDT.

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