Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Birds

These are some of the birds with the color red observed recently in this area. House finches are commonly found in the garden while the other two are more often seen while walking in the desert. These are all male birds. Pyrrhuloxias resemble female cardinals don't they?

House Finch

Pyrrhuloxia

Cardinal

For more Ruby Tuesday featuring the color red, visit Mary T's Work of the Poet.

26 comments:

Icy BC said...

These are beautiful birds, Diane! The first photo is so artistic looking, and the purple cactus in the second one is amazing!

rainfield61 said...

Beautiful red.

Yes, the Pyrrhuloxias resemble female cardinals.

Prospero said...

Pyrrhuloxia - bird with an attitude. I have a few Cardinals around here and am very happy about that.

tom sullivan said...

You may be interested to know that the Cardinal and Pyrrhuloxia belong to the same genus. The Cardinal's Latin name is Cardinalis cardinalis; the Pyrrhuloxia's is Cardinalis sinuatus.

Linnea W said...

Oh...those are stunning red birds. Great shots. We don't see such colorful birds here in the San Fran suburbs...just a bunch of crows!

Ebie said...

These are so cute. I am never lucky to find birds in my neighborhood, let alone in the gardens here.

Carolyn Ford said...

What beautiful birds! I need to open my eyes more for out feathered friends! You captured them beautifully!

Annie said...

Love them all but the House Finch is adorable. You have provided me with MORE inspiration.

Ayie said...

There are so many birds around your area and they are all lovely and colorful! Seeing all really makes me miss home, all the birds we breed.

Ayie said...

Have a great day Diane!!

Thérèse said...

What a nice bunch! Such colors!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shots of teh all the birds, I've never seen the Pyrrhuloxia. It is a pretty bird.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Diane, Love your bird pictures. That 2nd one is new to me. How pretty!!!!

Bet your Cardinals are happier out there than ours here --in the cold and snow.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lindy MacDuff said...

These birds are so colorful and a joy to see.

You just helped identify a bird I saw at our feeder here in Indiana a few days ago, the house finch.

We have had the good fortune to see Pyrrhuloxia on occasion in our Arizona back yard. It's always nice to see that spot of red. =)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Oh, these are fantastic and I love the second one, he is so unique and adorable. A creative bundle of feathers :D

DoanLegacy said...

Beautiful, beautiful birds! I've never seen this one before.

Auntie E said...

very pretty birds. My in the winter their colors stand out.Nice shots.
My Ruby link for you

Jenny said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos.

Martha Z said...

Beautiful birds. Pyrrhuloxia is new to me, he's cute.
I don't understand why we don't have Cardinals in California if you have them in Tucson, not fair!

yoon see said...

Wow! Really inspiring shots of the lovely birds.
I wish to see them in Malaysia.
Happy New Year to you and your family!

Loree said...

Beautiful birds. I am always amazed by how colourful some of them are.

Evelyn Howard said...

Lovely - nice photos. I love those spiky plants in the 2nd pic too.

Lisannerosalie said...

What stunning photos of such beautiful red birds!!!! :)

storyteller said...

What BEAUTIFUL colorful birds you've found to share! Just marvelous captures. Thanks for dropping by Small Reflections ... I've fallen behind but am doing what I can to catch up today.
Hugs and blessings,

Natural Moments said...

Love seeing these birds in the wonderful desert vegetation.

2010 winter olympics said...

Beautiful birds! Thanks for their pictures as I've never seen them before.