Beautiful. They look better alive. Life is hard enough........alive critters I didn't kill!
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Hope you like them.
A gun was to hand when I photographed the above but I resisted with all my strength shooting any of them. It was difficult but I came through.
I have thousands of photos but don't want to swamp this place.
I've been here in NW Arkansas for 27 years and only recently I saw for the first time a crimson (Not cardinal scarlet) bird that looked like a finch but bigger maybe twice as big as a gold finch with a finch bill, all one color. He (?) was sitting on a fence post. At first I thought 'Cardinal', but he wasn't as long, but puffy and I've never seen one of these anywhere before. Beautiful. Not seen since 2-3 months ago. No picture of course.Got followed by these jay birds target shooting today, not the normal scrub Jay's and I've not seen this type before? They sound like Magpies and kept laughing every time I missed!