Spring at Papago

Green Heron 2

Green Heron

Cooper's 2

Cooper's 6

Cooper's

Sharp-Shinned or Cooper’s Hawk (hard to distinguish)

Gallinule

Common Gallinule

Pond Slider

Red-Eared Pond Slider

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Egret 2

Egret 3_edited-1

Great Egret

Scaup

Lesser Scaup

Ring-Necked Duck

Ring-Necked Duck

Grebe 3

Grebe

Pied-Billed Grebe

Flicker 2

Northern Flicker

Cactus Flower

Green Heron

I spent the first day of spring at Papago Park and made a brief visit to the Desert Botanical Garden, which is in the park. Not much luck there as it was later in the day and packed with people but the ponds at the park made for a decent day of birding. I have a 3-day weekend and I’m planning to go shooting somewhere everyday. More photos to come, I hope…

Happy Spring!

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6 responses to “Spring at Papago

  1. Happy Spring, Candace!
    It’s not very “springy” here yet, but these beautiful photographs give me hope! 🙂
    Your feathered friends are wonderful, and I just love the turtle you found.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Happy Spring and happy long weekend. Love all the photos, but I’m especially enjoying the egret ones. Those knobby-kneed skinny legs crack me up and seem so incongruous with the elegant egret.

  3. It’s good to see all of the wildlife in Papago. The urban parks are very good for the Valley!

  4. You do such a good job of shooting and identifying these birds. I like the information very much. The cactus bloom is very pretty.

  5. Beautiful your visit for spring and mild temperatures already on Phoenix !! here still fresh !!! I love the first picture, a nice attitude captured!

  6. I love birds! These pictures are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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