Monday, July 11, 2011

Peach Faced Love Birds at the Garden

I rarely go to the Desert Botanical Garden during the months of July and August.  It’s just too darn hot.  However, we had a thunder storm last night that cooled things down and it was only 80 degrees when I got up this morning.  So I headed out to see if there was anything interesting to photograph.  I found of group of peach-faced love birds munching on some chocolate daisies.

14 comments:

brattcat said...

what a lovely shot this is.

JM said...

Great shot, Sharon, it's a beautiful image.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Perhaps the peach faced love birds flew over from our yard after getting tired of eating the seeds from the Argentine mesquite trees, which they love and which have recently dropped from our trees.

Kate said...

Nature gives us so much pleasure, and this bird is a fine example of it. Great capture.

Birdman said...

Never seen this one.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i did not know they had these cure birds at the Garden. they have been hanging out in my yard also eating the mesquite tree beans

Jack said...

Beautiful birds, Sharon. It looks like the zoo can find some more over at Dave and Julie's place.

RedPat said...

We had these guys at home as pets so it is nice to see them out loose in the wild - they are so intelligent and such chewers!!
You were so lucky to meet the Dalai Lama - an unbelievable experience!

Irina said...

I am ready to watch and listen to birds non-stop. Great shot.

T. Becque said...

Your photo sounds good enough to eat - peach faced birds munching on chocolate daisies. Sounds like some new dessert!

Regina K said...

Wonderful find.

Randy said...

I wonder how this little one came from.

Kathy said...

Randy has been gone from Phoenix long enough to not know that there are quite a few large colonies of these beauties living in the wild in Phoenix. There is a website that tracks where they've been spotted. There were many sightings near my old neighborhood but all I ever saw were pigeons!

Magpie said...

I'm glad you ventured out. I would just about freak if I spotted one of these jewels in my backyard.