Great Crested Flycathcher Myiarchus crinitus
This bird and its mate were busy catching insects, in this case a Tawny Emperor butterfly larva, for thier chicks.
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoenicens
Usually farmers harvest their rice fields before fall migration. Here a large migrating flock of Red-winged Blackbirds combines with resident birds to “harvest” a field that was not harvested in time by the farmer.
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Sometimes success in foraging comes in excess. This Great Blue Heron stabbed its prey, a bowfin, that weighed about half as much as the bird himself. Occasionally herons choke and die when they try to swallow fish this size, but this one didn’t.