Tuesday, May 10, 2011

More Birds!

Cactus Wren

Pyrrhuloxia

Cardinal

Mockingbird

Vermilion Flycatcher

Mallard

Black-throated Sparrow

Green-tailed Towhee

Black-headed Grosbeak

Kingbird

30 comments:

Alicia said...

What? No Roadrunner? I loved seeing Roadrunners when I was a child growing up in AZ.

But regardless, these are great pictures and I miss seeing cactus and blue skies :-D

Martha Z said...

Great birds shots, most of the birds are different from what we see. Until last week I would have said the grosbeak doesn't hang around here so maybe some of the others are just shy.

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

I heart Alicia's comment. When I first moved here in about 350 BC, there were roadrunners that went through the back yard of the house that I lived in then quite often. They would perch onto the back fence. Mesa was smaller then and the desert was closer. Now it's so rare a scene that I have to watch the roadrunner cartoons to get my fix. They are just too cute.

Rohrerbot said...

Great bird shots....just saw the pteradactl orange/red/grey cardinal looking one yesterday and wondered what it was...now I know!!! It sat right in front of me during lunch time and I thought....you're a pretty looking bird.

angryparsnip said...

You get so many great bird shots. Are they from your yard ? a Mallard ?

I see many of the same birds and I love the crazy antics of the Cactus Wren they are the clowns of the bird world.

Lovely post today.

cheers, parsnip

Diane AZ said...

Hi Parsnip, the only bird pic from my yard is the black-headed grosbeak. The mallard was standing on top of Sabino Dam. I agree, cactus wrens are the most fun to watch. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Diane, I love seeing the birds in your area.. I've never seen a Black-headed Grosbeak before. We have the Rose-breasted ones here.

That Flycatcher is a pretty bird. AND--I laugh because there are Cardinals EVERYWHERE --all over the country....

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

cieldequimper said...

Oh you should make a book. I'd buy it! :-)

Loree said...

Some of those birds have such pretty colours. I have finally seen my first mockingbird thanks to you.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

the best bird shots ever!

what a great set of shots!
those birds are so cute, especially the cardinal.

fabulous pictures!

Barb said...

That Flycatcher! Such brilliant desert birds - your backdrops are wonderful, too. Still snowing here...

Icy BC said...

Oh Diane, you do have a great collection of birds in your area. Your photos are just fantastic!

Darla said...

I was so captivated by the Pyrrhuloxia -- I had to google to find out more...so is that one you photographed just a youngster? Gorgeous!

Diane AZ said...

Hi Darla, the Pyrrhuloxia does look like a youngster to me. :)

betchai said...

oh, you're so lucky to have all these collections, really pays to be out. love all of them, especially the flycatcher and the Pyrrhuloxia, they are amazing.

Janie said...

The vermillion flycatcher is a real beauty. Great photos!

tracy said...

You really should do this for a living! (If you don't already.)

The Retired One said...

I loved these..so many birds that we don't have...wonderful!!

Gaelyn said...

You sure see a very colorful selection of birds. These are Great captures.

Pete said...

great captures

Amin said...

There are beautiful...Thank You very much for sharing!

ladyfi said...

What wonderfully clear colours and shots!

Magpie said...

What talent you have! Your shots are all so well composed and crisp and clear. Beautiful!

Amin said...

Very beautiful photos!

Sandra said...

These are beautiful photos of beautiful birds. Thanks for sharing them!!!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

My favorite is the second picture of that cute little bird in the cholla. All the shots are amazing!

Amin said...

BEAUTIFUL POST!

Amin said...

More colors!

Lindy MacDuff said...

What a beautiful collection of birds you see!

Joop Zand said...

Wonderful birds.... i like the colors so very much.

have a nice weekend.

greetings, Joop