Hi Linda ... great pic's! We have the Florida Scrub Jay here that is endemic to only the central Florida area: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Scrub_Jay It's a threatened species and I've never seen one that I remember but a few days ago I kept spotting this jay in the backyard and it looked "different" from the regular jays that we so much of. I think it might have been the Fla Scrub Jay. I'm going to keep my camera handy in case I spot one again.
Pretty Dove ... I don't see the White-winged Dove very often although my bird book says they range state wide. We do have many, many Mourning Doves and a couple of years ago I spotted a Ringed Turtle-Dove in a backyard tree ... it was really beautiful!
That little Titmouse is adorable! We have the Tufted Titmouse here and I've seen and heard them the past few months but just can't seem to get a clear picture. They sure are fast little things!
Lately I've been spotting Tufted Titmouse and a couple of the Painted Buntings at the feeders:
I just love goldfinches and their song as they fly. Boy would I love to have painted buntings here. When I went to FL, I bought a beautiful photo of a painted bunting couple and I have it my office at all times. I once went in search of the elusive FL scrubjay. It was a huge big deal when we spotted one. The next year I went to Washington and Oregon and scrubjays were in everyone's backyard!! From endangered to overabundant was hard to grapple with! I guess they were separated by geographic boundaries (maybe the Rockies) and the few in FL became isolated and endangered because there are not enough scrub oak areas.
Yes, the Western Scrub Jay is in quite a few states and not endangered...I love them in spite of their noisy squabbling. In south-central Texas we have two endangered species, the Black-capped Vireo and the Golden-cheeked Warbler. The warbler only breeds in central areas of Texas, although it goes south of the border for most of the year. I saw one once years ago. I stood in my yard just staring in awe at it...it was up in a large juniper. I didn't know what it was at the time, but found info on it later. Such a lovely bird and its song sounded lovely! Hope the Florida Scrub Jay survives somehow!