Thursday, January 1, 2015

Plants, Birds and More Birds

Desert plants


jumping cholla

saguaros

fishhook barrel cactus

staghorn cholla

brittlebush

Desert birds
mockingbird

ladder-backed woodpecker

curve-billed thrasher

cactus wrens

Backyard birds
Cooper's hawk

immature Cooper's hawk

Gila woodpecker

mourning dove

verdin with nesting material

These pictures are from December. When I got up early this morning there was a little bit of snow on the ground!

  H a p p y  N e w  Y e a r !  

16 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Lovely views of the desert landscape and mountains.. The birds are my favorite, what a great variety..

Wishing you and your family a happy & healthy New Year!

Betty Manousos said...

Happy New Year! xoxo

HappinessSavouredHot said...

Those are absolutely wonderful! You are lucky. Here all is freezing and white right now. Happy New Year! :-)

Magia da Inês said...



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HAPPY 2015!!!
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Roberta said...

Happy New Year. This is the time of year I begin to long for that big blue sky out there!

Ela said...

Happy New Year !

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos of the cacti and the birds. Happy New Year to you as well.

angryparsnip said...

awwwwww, the little Verdin and the Gila Woodpeckers are favorites of mine.
I had/have a ton of snow. It started last night.
Happy New Year.

cheers, parsnip

cieldequimper said...

Magnificent desert life! Happy New Year!

Thérèse said...

My favorite would be the jumping chollas.
Your pictures are each time such a treat!
Best wishes for 2015 with health, little and big joys to share.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I always enjoy your desert photography, and comparing it to "my" desert. Happy New Year!!

Giga said...

Beautiful birds and so beautiful I wish this year has already begun!

maryaustria said...

An amazing series of photos! Wonderful plants and birds!
Happy New Year!

rainfield61 said...

They are beautiful no matter 2014 or 2015.

Laura. M said...

Good 2015 Diane. All the 361 days that we have left ;))
Happy New Year!!

maccandace said...

Love the little verdin.