Sunday, June 2, 2013

Birds and things

More month of May sightings from the desert...

rufous-winged sparrow


phainopepla - juvenile


mother phainopepla feeding her baby a mistletoe berry


black headed grosbeak


Bullock's oriole - male




Bullock's oriole - female


Cooper's hawk


a pair of house finches (one is hard to see)


house finch - male


black coachwhip




blooming chain-fruit cholla cactus


ground squirrel


creosote


bobcat


18 comments:

Julie said...

Oh my gosh! What a priceless ground squirrel photo!!! Oh my goodness. Is that ultra adorable, or WHAT????? This is my fav all time photo of anything EVER!!!

cieldequimper said...

I wish I could hear them all (well, perhaps not the snake hissing but certainly the bobcat's... ummm... purr? :-))

Magic Moments said...

I love your pics..you live in such a nice area ..Hugs

Thérèse said...

THe house finch and the creosote are the two I like the most for this week!

caucasusgeography said...

Hello! Wonderful photos!

Darla said...

Sublime...all of these...you have incredible eye and patience. The calm yet alert bobcat...that ground squirrel (OMG! adorable!) ... and how precious to capture mum feeding young bird...the elegance of the coachwhip...thank you! :-)

Betty Manousos said...

simply gorgeous!

great series of photos.

Betty Manousos said...

and i really like that baby ground squirrel! so very cute!

Barb said...

You are blessed to see so many critters. That squirrel looks like its eating corn on the cob! The bobcat sighting is wonderful.

betchai said...

wow, you've seen so many i wish to see, the creosote looks so exquisite, like pearl that glows in the light. as always, very beautiful pictures.

Jennifer Richard said...

very lovable pic. really looking so good. flowers and squirrel is looking very pretty.

Giga said...

Pieknie wygladają ptaki na kaktusach i suseł, ale czarnego bez nóg się boję. Pozdrawiam.
Look beautiful birds on cacti and Gopher, but the black legless scared. Yours.

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photographs, fantastic images of the nature, I am pleased that you are sharing with us such wonderful images :) Greetings

ΕΥΡΥΤΑΝΑΣ ΙΧΝΗΛΑΤΗΣ said...

Wonderful!!!!

rainfield61 said...

So many birds love to stay at a desert.

Janie said...

You capture such interesting action shots, like the mama bird feeding the baby a berry, and the ground squirrel chewing on his lunch. Great photos!

Lrong Lim said...

Love those bird pictures...

Celeste said...

Lovely Coachwhip, the only one I have seen in my yard was being chased by a Thrasher and beating a very hasty retreat so I never got a photo!
Great Bobcat shot too :)