Monday, January 23, 2012

January Birds


black-throated sparrow on barrel cactus

phainopepla - male

phainopepla - immature

phainopepla - female

northern cardinal on ocotillo

blue-gray gnatcatcher (male) on palo verde

blue-gray gnatcatcher (female) on creosote

western bluebirds




Have a great day!

27 comments:

Carole DeAngeli said...

These are really great. I don't know how you got those gnatcatchers to sit still for their photos. Love the singing bluebird!

angryparsnip said...

Again you have done it again....
I always enjoy your photos because I think I know where you have taken them and it is fun to see a different side of the same area.
But it is your bird photos that amaze me. Quite fabulous.

cheers, parsnip

Rohrerbot said...

Wow!!! Awesome shots. Notice the Phainopepla and the Desert Mistletoe in one shot!!! That is great. I love the Black Throated Sparrow.....really nice clearn photos of our birds right now:)

Darla said...

Wonderful and I love that the last one is sharing your cheer to "have a great day!" LOL

Barb said...

Mohawk "do's" seem to be in fashion! I love the Bluebird.

Clik said...

Hello Diane!!!

Fotos muito bonitas dos
pássaros, no Desert!

good Week for You!

Adriano.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

I gotta say that some of them birds look angry. :-)

Gaelyn said...

All excellent captures and the last one says it all.

Joy Stevenson said...

Just wonderful!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Diane, We are on the same wavelength.. I posted a bird blog today also...

Love your birds.. The Phainopepia is gorgeous.. I've never heard of them before...NEAT..

Hugs,
Betsy

betchai said...

oh Diane, you have such wonderful collection of birds, some of them I just learned from you, love your photos always.

Julie said...

Awesome shots! Looks like that guy in last pic is hollerin out "Have a great day"!!! So sweet!

Pete said...

love your bird photos

Briana @ Seamless Paper Backdrops said...

They are all look so sweet and cute. Good to see that they all have their own poses and proud of themselves.

Lrong said...

Wonder what equipment you use to shoot the birds... lovely shots, all of them...

Diane AZ said...

Hi Lrong, The birds are far away when I take the pictures. I use a hand-held point-and-shoot camera that has 20X zoom and then crop the images later with Photoshop. Thanks for your question. :)

Magpie said...

Finally! I now know what those cute little birds are...blue-grey gnat catchers. They are so cute. This morning there was a Black Phoebe looking for bugs on the back porch. No pictures though.

Diane AZ said...

Tracy - yes, my son pointed out that the male gnatcatcher's eyebrow makes it look like an angry bird. :]

siga said...

Diane, you did it again! So many great pics! My favorite is n#4, what a cool hair style and sharp eye ;)

Icy BC said...

You have so many beautiful birds, Diane. They are all adorable.

Lindy MacDuff said...

A lovely series! We noted a male Phainopepla at our home out there a couple of visits ago. We've yet to see the Western Bluebirds there, however.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Beautiful birds with exotic names - pure joy to see them.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what pretty birds!

exceptional shots! nice contrast on the colours used!

thank you.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful photos! I would love to learn about birdwatching someday. They are such gorgeous little creatures!

Stranger in a Strange Land said...

Beautiful bird shots.

Take care,
Mike

sbo said...

thank you so much. fosbobetr good Archive

Splendid Little Stars said...

What awesome captures!