Thursday, October 30, 2014

Autumn Birds

cactus wren

cactus wren on saguaro skeleton

mockingbird

black-throated sparrow on cholla cactus

curve-billed thrasher

house finch on creosote bush

phainopepla on desert hackberry bush

close-up phainopepla

15 comments:

Jo said...

What beautiful photos of your birds and shrubs. I've never seen any of these so thank you for sharing. Greetings Jo

Laura. M said...

Good series. The Phainopepla, Crest has a very curious :))
good Thursday
a kiss.

Linda said...

Beautiful series.

Barb said...

Mary talks about how the phainopepla helps to reseed the desert with its droppings. I've never seen a photo of one before. I love the picture of the little cactus wren on the saguaro skeleton - I enlarged it to get a better view.

angryparsnip said...

I just love the cactus wrens. They are the most fascinating acrobatic birds ever. They make me laugh.
Fabulous photos.

cheers, parsnip

maccandace said...

And we get to have them year-round! I wish I would see a phainopepla someday...

Petrus van Zyl said...

How many birds have you ticked of on your Spotting list?

rainfield61 said...

This is a new look of another month and another season.

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos of the birds. The last one with those red eyes is very striking.

Betty Manousos said...

such beautiful little birds! photographed very nicely, too. that last photo caught my eye.

big hugs!

Ela said...

Wonderful photos of these beautiful birds !

Magia da Inês said...

。°°✿⊱。
São tão lindos!!!
Deve ser emocionante fotografá-los!...

Boa semana!
Beijinhos.°✿⊱
°。.✿✿⊱

Darla said...

Hey, I think it's a Curved-bill Thrasher that visits my neighbor's chimney most mornings… ;-) Love the distinctive red eye set in the glossy black feathers…and a ways back I LOVE that photo of the butterfly on the Bird of Paradise…!

Janie said...

I'll bet the wren sang you a pretty song. Great bird shots!

Magia da Inês said...

✿彡

Boa semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.
✿♫° ·.