Monday, March 19, 2012

Birds and Berries












These pictures are from February 29th when Cedar Waxwings, Desert Mistletoe berries and Western Bluebirds were observed on a mesquite tree at Sabino Canyon. There are still some berries left but the waxwings and bluebirds have probably migrated by now.

19 comments:

Rohrerbot said...

They come and get drunk off of our berries and then leave....what a bunch of party poopers:) I remember entering a grove where Robins and Waxwings this year were acting all crazy in the air. It was fun to watch:)

Clik said...

Diane!

Your Desert is Beautiful!

Photos fantástics!

good week for You!

Adriano.

angryparsnip said...

I love the little black masks.... so mysterious and rather handsome.

You always have the best photos of Sabino Canyon. They should hire you to be their official photographer

cheers, parsnip

Teresa said...

beautiful pictures! The birds look happy to be there, probably as happy as I am to be in the Sonoran desert!

Amin said...

Hello! Wonderful post!

Gaelyn said...

Those berries must look luscious to the cedar waxwings and bluebirds.

Icy BC said...

Wow..the berries look so beautiful in the sunlight, and the birds are pretty!

Loree said...

I have never heard of desert mistletoes. The berries look so pretty, they really caught my eye.

Chomp said...

Bellas aves en festín.

Un abrazo.

rainfield61 said...

The birds must have tempted by the berries.

Stephanie said...

The two birds in the pic look so so cool! They look like they have shades on hehe...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures, Diane... I love seeing the Cedar Waxwings... Gorgeous birds.
Hugs,
Betsy

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I was walking in the desert recently and was hit by a very nice smell. It turned out to be these same berries. I picked a piece of the plant so I could ID it, and sure enough, Desert Mistletoe. Great post!

Pete said...

your blog always makes for a great visit

Magpie said...

I am so jealous, but so thankful you share these beautiful pictures with us. I would have loved to see the Cedar Waxwings. What a treat!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Lovely pictures of birds & berries !

Betsy Grant said...

It's a pleasure to view your photos!

Lindy MacDuff said...

That is a particularly nice image of the solitary Cedar Waxwing and I like the mistletoe berries draping down over the branch in the image above the CW. All very lovely.

Lakshmi said...

I thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful photoes..birds loks so pretty n so are the berries..