Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Rare Sight


I went for a walk at the Desert Botanical Garden last Friday and I got to see a female cardinal watching from a palo verde tree.  Cardinals are hard to catch around here.  They usually stay away from areas populated be people.  But, they do watch from afar which is what this one was doing.  She flew away right after I snapped the photo.


Some of the aloe plants are blooming Which made this little hummingbird very happy.  It's amazing how fast those little wings flutter to keep these tiny birds hovering around a bloom.

I have a new post on Sharon's Sojourns today.  I'm visiting what is left of an ancient civilization.

8 comments:

RedPat said...

I love seeing the Cardinals but haven't seen many here yet this year. Love your hummer pic, Sharon!

William Kendall said...

The cardinal is quite pretty. We have them here, but more in the countryside, I find.

bill said...

The cardinal is very pretty, glad you noticed it. None here, at least I haven't seen one. Hummingbirds are fun to watch, they are so active it's hard to photograph them. You got some nice ones,

Judy Ryer said...

Two very nice shots of some pretty birds!

Bob Crowe said...

Interesting difference in - what would you say? - the culture. They come right up to our back door.

Steve Reed said...

I'm used to cardinals being all over the place in the Southeast. Interesting that they're more timid in your area!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a little beauty, you were so lucky Sharon. Those little hummingbird wings are going super fast ☺

Jack said...

Really? Cardinals in New England are pretty social. Someone mentioned seeing one down here in Naples recently, but I have not seen any.