BIRDS OF THE DESERT SOUTHWEST

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BIRDS OF THE DESERT SOUTHWEST

Post by LDMGOLD » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:03 am

I thought I would put up a topic about birds. This is one of my favorite, the Cactus Wren. It is also the state bird of Arizona. Hope to see more birds on this site. Tom K.


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Post by reptilist » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:15 am

Good idea!
A couple of years ago, I saw this flicker through my window...

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Post by LDMGOLD » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:19 am

Great photo Terry...Here another one I caught this summer. Just a hair out of focus cause I didn't have much time.

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Post by yuccahead » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:33 am

Here's a cedar waxwing. I found it in my yard one bitterly cold morning last Jan. He had apparently taken off in the dark and nose dived into the frozen snow on the ground. I propped him up for a photo. It's mate was nearby and had frozen on it's perch and simply dropped to the ground.

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Post by LDMGOLD » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:49 am

I'm going to try another photo of the Red-Tailed hawk. This is a better photo......I didn't have much time to set up. Like fifteen seconds at best before the bird flew.

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Post by LDMGOLD » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:52 am

Here is a photo of a Mallard drake you might enjoy taken last year at Canyon Lake.

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Post by yuccahead » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:56 am

Great Blue Heron, from my journal/sketchbook.

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Post by yuccahead » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:41 am

Great Blue Heron on the Green River, Utah

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Post by reptilist » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:44 am

Birds are tough...I mean, I may not even have a bird shot that's in focus!

Another backyard birdie (hooded oriole)...

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Post by reptilist » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:08 pm

Great photos guys! Love the artwork too!
I have always wanted to see a Cedar Waxwing... Very pretty birds!

Here is a parent Cactus Wren teaching it's kids what to eat....
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And one of four GHOz that I saw during a birding class field trip last January....
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