Happy Bird Day!


Happy Thanksgiving, hope you all have a special holiday doing what you want. I will take this opportunity to show you a few of the birds I’ve been grateful  to photograph this past week. I went to several local parks in the last few days and found a few new species of birds to photograph as well as some old familiars.


The Green Heron, above, is tiny compared to his relatives, the Great Blue Heron and the Black-Crowned Night Heron.  He was at Indian School Park in Scottsdale.

Say's Phoebe

Say’s Phoebe, Mountain View Park, Scottsdale


Red-Winged Blackbird, Chaparral Park, Scottsdale


Rosy-Faced Lovebirds, Granada Park, Phoenix


Gilded Flicker 2 11.23.14

Gilded Flicker (female), Granada Park, Phoenix

Gilded Flicker 11.23.14


 American Kestrel, my next-door neighbors’ yard, Phoenix

The following hummers (all female) were at a pretty park, Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden. They don’t look quite like the Anna’s Hummingbirds in our yard so I think they might be Costa’s Hummingbirds.


It’s hard to differentiate between the species with the females unless you’re an expert and I’m far from it.

Hummer 2

Hummer 3

Hummer 5

I saw a male Costa’s closeby but only got a blurry shot of him.

Yellow-Rumped Warbler 2

Yellow-Rumped Warbler (Audubon’s), Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Happy Thanksgiving!


9 thoughts on “Happy Bird Day!

  1. You took some fine pictures of these attractive birds. I really like the color pattern of the flicker. The woodpecker attracts attention too. A fine post.


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