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Eastern Wood-Pewee
Contopus virens
The Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) nests widely across the eastern half of the United States and Canada. It's summer call is very familiar to persons who spend any time in forests or parks in these regions. The species winters in northern South America. The first two shots here show spring migrants on their way north to the nesting grounds. Both these shots were taken on South Padre Island, Cameron Co., Texas, with a Canon T-90 and Sigma 500mm F/4.5 lens and 1.4X extender on Fuji Sensia film. The first shot was taken in April, 1995 and the next shot in April, 1997.
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Contopus virens
Sabine Pass,
Jefferson Co., Texas
22 September 2015

This was a migrant E. Wood-Pewee on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico at the extreme southeast corner of Texas adjacent to Louisiana. These shots were taken in very early morning with the yellow grass of a marsh in the background.
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Contopus virens
Sabine Pass,
Jefferson Co., Texas
22 September 2015

This was a migrant E. Wood-Pewee on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico at the extreme southeast corner of Texas adjacent to Louisiana. These shots were taken in very early morning with the yellow grass of a marsh in the background.
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Contopus virens
Sabine Woods,
Sabine Pass,
Jefferson Co., Texas
19 April 2016
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Contopus virens
Sabine Woods,
Sabine Pass,
Jefferson Co., Texas
19 April 2016
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Contopus virens
Sabine Woods,
Sabine Pass,
Jefferson Co., Texas
19 April 2016
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Contopus virens
Settagast Road,
Galveston Island,
Galveston Co., Texas
22 April 2016
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Contopus virens
Settagast Road,
Galveston Island,
Galveston Co., Texas
22 April 2016