Monday, April 25, 2016

The Birds and the Bees


I didn't see any dedicated birdwatchers early Sunday morning on my walk at the Desert Botanical Garden.  I hate to tell them that they missed the perfect day for observing our feathered friends.  I captured some really great shots.  Above we have a female Lesser Goldfinch.


I'm not positive about this one but I think it's a female House Finch.


I believe this one is a male Verdin.


This one is an Anna's Hummingbird.


And this bright fellow is a male House Finch.


Let's not forget about the bees.  They were pretty active too!


All in all, it was a perfect morning for a walk and to observe nature at work.

14 comments:

Christine said...

Fantastic set of photos Sharon! I enjoyed them all! Glad you were out bright and early to see them and share them! Have a great week!

Steve Reed said...

Great photos, and a nice variety of flying things! I love those house finches.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the little housefinch and its reflection Sharon, you really did have a successful trip!

Jacob said...

This is amazing. Great photos, but how do you come to know the names of all these little feathered critters?

LOLfromPasa said...

A really fine collection. I have only started photographing birds and I'm enjoying it. Fun trying to figure out what they are too :).

cieldequimper said...

Wow, you've got a serious selection of beautiful little birds (and bees)! Love that reflection!

RedPat said...

And they all seem to be looking at you, Sharon!

William Kendall said...

Very pretty birds! You had luck on your side with these shots.

Catalyst said...

I have so many house finches I'm beginning to get tired of them. I had a female mountain jay this morning and a pair of goldfinches come by now and then.

You must have a very good camera to be able to stop those bees in flight and the hummingbird's wings. Great photos.

Lois said...

Excellent photos Sharon. I love seeing all of the birds and I'm glad you included the bees too!

By the way, after I read your comment on my Liberty Bell post today, I did a search for Arizona's Liberty Bell and found out it is located in the courtyard of your state capitol and was recently refurbished. Here is a link to an article about it: http://tucsoncitizen.com/ss/local/95641.php

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful collection, Sharon, excellent photos !

Jack said...

Lovely, Sharon. Your shots of the hummingbird and the bees suggest steady hands and a fast lens.

Kate said...

What a wonderful medley of nature at its finest.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Your bird shots are so interesting. I love birds but we have a shortage of them here the past two years?