Saturday, December 5, 2020

Observing the Birds

 

I don't have many photos of Verdin because these little birds are simply never still.  They flit around constantly.  I've attempted photos many times but they are just too quick for me.  I finally caught one munching on the flowers of the cascalote tree.  They actually aren't eating the blooms but the tiny, tiny insects inside the blooms.

On the other hand, I have plenty of photos of the Goldfinch.  I can almost always catch some at the fountain in the contemplation garden.

While I was there yesterday, a little house sparrow stopped by for a drink too.

I didn't see any roadrunners yesterday but this little cactus wren landed close to me while I was in that same area.  I love watching these busy birds.

I was passing by the trash bins in the outdoor cafe area and I kept hearing noise coming from the inside the bins.  I waited a minute and out popped curved-billed thrasher.  Obviously he had been scavenging in the trash.  My walk yesterday was fun and refreshing.  

19 comments:

biebkriebels said...

You made some wonderful photos. They usually are not sitting quietly posing for a photo!

Andy said...

For someone that has trouble photographing birds you hit the jackpot for today's posting. I especially like the Goldfinch and his reflection.

Thérèse said...

I love the second picture you took.

Thérèse said...

I am just hoping the billed thrasher won't stay inside for good.

Travel said...

Great photos, I love the goldfinch

RedPat said...

That is a smart thrasher! Good shots, Sharon!

Catalyst said...

Great photos, Sharon.

Steve Reed said...

Love the picture of the thrasher! What a great capture. I bet there are lots of bugs in the compost bin!

Revrunner said...

Here our "dumpster divers" are usually squirrels.

Catarina said...

These pictures are fabulous!

bill said...

Fantatic photos, Sharon. I love the curved-billed thrasher, the inspector! :)

Allison said...

I get the occasional Verdin on my hummingbird feeder. It really irritates the hummers when they won't move. Great bird photography.

Gemel said...

That first photo is fabulous. It is always great when we get a good shot of a bird we have been after for a while.
So much out there isn't there to see when you take the time to look.

Tikaani Moon said...

Wow, nice photos of my favourite birds! This is very nice. Birds/nature is just lovely.

Susie of Arabia said...

You got some great bird portraits here, Sharon. My favorite is the one with the reflection.

Karl said...

They are so cute, Sharon !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The Botanical gardens are definitely your spiritual place Sharon ✨ I love your bird photos, the curved bill thrasher is a wee wonder 💙

William Kendall said...

These are pretty little ones!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Wonderful selection of species to take me back to birding in the southwestern desert.