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"Mallard Rock" by Patti Deters. This lone male duck rests on an underwater rock in the clear blue water. Mallards are very colorful with the orange feet, green head, yellow beak, and gray and russet feathers. This one sat on the rock for quite a while, probably just enjoying the sunlight. If you like this image, I invite you to please share or see my main image gallery (avian, wildlife, and more) at patti-deters.pixels.com

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California Scrub-Jay. Until recently, this bird would have been called a 'Western' Scrub-Jay, but the species was recently split into two - California Scrub-Jay west of the Sierras, and Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay east of that.
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Rainy Alabama day means these guys are here for the party!😃

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Western Meadowlark This meadowlark seems to have no regard for authority. :)
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Amazing work.

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This is an Anna's Hummingbird. With just a flick of the head, the feathers turn from a near-black to a glowing pink and violet. This is iridescence at work - here is a nice summary of how it works in feathers:  http://www.sibleyguides.com/2011/09/the-basics-of-iridescence-in-hummingbirds/

And apologies for the high-speed animation reminiscent of the movie Jacob's Ladder. Google Photos doesn't seem to allow one to edit animation speed.
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Broad-billed Hummingbird - from a few years back in SE Arizona.
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Gorgeous little pine warbler this afternoon :-)
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Barn Swallow juveniles getting a meal - Mountain View, CA
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