Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Spring Birds

Hello! While looking through my photos, I found these bird pics that hadn't made it into blog posts yet, probably because a few of them are blurry, but the encounters were sweet and I wanted to share them anyway.  From the last week of March and first week of April:

white-crowned sparrow
 

black-chinned hummingbird


brown-crested flycatcher


Gambel's quail


verdin


cactus wren


northern cardinal


ladder-backed woodpecker


northern mockingbird


vermilion flycatcher

Enjoy your day!

25 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Such a great selection of birds.

tom sullivan said...

Hi Diane, thanks for sharing!

Darla said...

Wonderful! I'm always surprised to see a hummer sitting on a branch--like the world isn't quite right! LOL I giggle every time I see the Gambel's quail running on the ground...funny birds. And, wow, that vermillion flycatcher is gorgeous.

Magpie said...

These are all wonderful. I love it when the mocking birds do this little dance across the yard. That Vermilion Flycatcher is gorgeous!

Rohrerbot said...

Love these birds....especially the Northern Mockingbird!! They are all over right now. The White Crowned Sparrow has been quite popular around homes this winter and spring:)

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Thanks for sharing these incredibly beautiful pics of rare & exotic desert birds.

angryparsnip said...

We are so lucky to live in such a wonderful area. I love being able to see all these birds from my window.
You have several of my favorites, the clowns and acrobatics of the bird world the Cactus Wrens and the Verdins.

cheers, parsnip

kulasa said...

wow, they are all so beautiful! Getting to capture birds remain a dream for me. I just love looking at all these gorgeous shots!

Annie said...

LOVE the quail and of course any red bird has my heart.

Karen said...

I wish I had seen the quail when I was in Arizona in February. However, when we were at Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, I found a shirt at the gift shop by Nancy Lenches called "Sacred Quail". I love her artwork.

Icy BC said...

These are beautiful birds, Diane! I have the cardinal in the yard, and saw the white crowed-sparrow for the first time!

Thérèse said...

Such a nice reminder of all these beauties that we should not take for granted!

Pete said...

a great variety of birds, well captured

VENTANA DE FOTO said...

You managed to capture a good collection of birds with very nice colors

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Nat said...

These are fabulous! Glad you decided to post them...

Maria Emilia Moreira said...

Que linda colecção de pássaros!
Um abraço.
Maria Emília

Julie said...

So sweet!!! I had an encounter with a bird at my Moms house the day after she died. When I got out of my car at her place, this bird flew back and forth between a large tree in her backyard and her huge avocado in the front yard, doing summer-salts and loudly chattering non stop for several minutes. It made me stop and pay attention. An awesome moment in time. Birds are one of God's greatest gifts!!!
xoxo- Julie

Jeannelle said...

Great shots! I don't think I've ever seen a hummingbird with its wings in still mode.

ZielonaMila said...

Fantastic photographs, beautiful birds. I am greeting

Janie said...

Wow, great photos. I'm impressed by all of the variety you see and capture to share with us.

Stephanie said...

Those two birds standing on the cactus really knows how to avoid being pricked ;-)

Emily Brisse said...

Especially love the brown-crested flycatcher photo. Great color!

Teresa said...

These are fantastic shots. I especially love the last one...such a vibrant color! Okay, the cardinal is running a close second!

betchai said...

i am always inspired seeing your photos Diane, my heart especially leaped for joy on seeing those birds perched on cactus.

Salitype said...

i love the bird on top of the cactus ! I enjoy watching birds !!!

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