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Readers capture beauty of Crossroads birds

By Becky Cooper
Nov. 3, 2011 at 6:03 a.m.
Updated Nov. 6, 2011 at 5:06 a.m.

Painted buntingSpring migrant and local nester.

The Golden Crescent area has long been known for the birds that travel through, whether they are headed north for the summer or south for the winter or to call the area home for a season. Some of the better-known migratory birds are the whooping cranes and hummingbirds, but the area also attracts buntings, orioles, warblers, snow geese, vireos and flycatchers, to name a few.

We asked you to send us photos of some of the migratory birds you see in the area, and you responded with 89 photos. The birds are colorful and range in size from the tiny hummingbirds to the larger grosbeaks to the even larger snow geese and whooping cranes.

For more bird photos, go to victoriaadvocate.com/userphotos/category/birds/.

For more on Texas birding, go to tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/birding.

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