Spring is in the Air

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Anna’s Hummingbird, male

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Verdin

Sparrow 2_edited-1

House Sparrow, male

Trumpet Flower 4.8.15

Trumpet Flowers

Skipper Orange 4.8.15

Fiery Skipper

Towhee

Abert’s Towhee

Leafcutter Bee 4.8.15

Hummer 4.8.5 2

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Brown-Headed Cowbird, female

Did you know this about Cowbirds? Females forgo building nests and instead put all their energy into producing eggs, sometimes more than three dozen a summer. These they lay in the nests of other birds, abandoning their young to foster parents, usually at the expense of at least some of the host’s own chicks. Strange but true.

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Verdin (both genders look the same)

Checkered White 4.8.15

Checkered White Butterfly

Lovebird

Peach-Faced Lovebird

Phoebe 2

Black Phoebe

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House Finch, male

Turtle Yoga

Red-Eared Pond Slider, doing yoga

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6 thoughts on “Spring is in the Air

  1. Stunning, love the vibrancy and variety in your images…all the beautiful flowers and birds. Can’t remember if I asked…do you love your lens?
    Your shots are so crisp and clear. Have a great weekend 🙂

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  2. Fabulous photos. And you’re whetting my appetite for Spring. I’m out of town and enjoying Spring now myself, but it hadn’t quite popped in the Midwest when I left. Maybe I’ll return to a tulip or two.

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