Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A Variety of Birds


Before I went to the Farmer's Market last Saturday, I went for an early morning walk at the Desert Botanical Garden and I was happy to see lots of wildlife activity.  This goldfinch was picking the seeds from the center of a yellow flower.


This hummingbird blended in so well with the wet rock he was sitting on that I almost missed him.  This is a spot where water flows over a group of rocks and I think this little one was getting a drink.


This woodpecker was attacking a prickly pear fruit. 


And this mourning dove stopped at the reflecting pool to get a drink of water.

11 comments:

Andy said...

~(‾▿‾)~ The hummingbird stole the show. It took me few seconds to focus in and see him.

Steve Reed said...

GREAT shots! What a variety of birds! I can seldom get such close-ups. Our birds are more nervous, I guess. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

All gorgeous wee birds Sharon, you hit the bird jackpot on this visit 😊

William Kendall said...

That hummer in the water is my favourite, Sharon.

Thérèse said...

I love the hummingbird's one.

Catalyst said...

The backyard right outside my window has seen a woodpecker, a hummingbird, a robin or two, many finches, a mockingbird, a Say's phoebe, a pigeon or two and, most often and prominently, mourning doves. Sounds kind of like your Botanical Garden, Sharon.

Judy Ryer said...

Busy birds! You got some nice shots.

RedPat said...

I love all of these pics but especially the wee hummer, Sharon!

Lowell said...

These are all magnificent photos, Sharon. But I agree the hummingbird is extra special. Maybe the army should take note of that bird's camouflage and use what they find in their new uniforms? I read the other day that the US military spent gazillions of dollars on special forest camouflage uniforms for the Afghanistan army. The only problem was there aren't more than a couple of forests (if that) in the whole country. Your tax dollars at work.

bill burke said...

Great shots Sharon. Looks like the timing was perfect to get these fantastic close-ups. Mine are always just out of reach and when I do get a close-up, it's blurry.:(

Bill Nicholls said...

They are some stunning photos