Unexcused Absence

EC DoveEurasian Collared-Dove

3 IncasInca Doves

Oops, I didn’t mean to be gone for so long. I haven’t been out birding much lately due to household issues and numerous chores. Now it’s starting to get really hot (117° coming up this weekend) so I hope I can motivate myself to get back out there or it will be a long, blogless summer.

Fortunately, I have a few recent photos laying around taken in various places, including my yard.

Sag Nest

Thrasher FaceCurve-billed Thrasher

MockNorthern Mockingbird

RWBB MRed-winged Blackbird, male


BCHU BackBlack-chinned Hummingbird

Nest 2_edited-1

Nest 1_edited-1


4 responses to “Unexcused Absence

  1. With summer temps coming up I bet it is hard to get out for photos! Now at 117 my whole system would shut down… it has been a long time! We used to retreat to the forests above the rim for as many of those hot weekends as possible, even into southern Utah when we had 3 day or 4 day weekends.

  2. Sorry to hear about the challenges and the crazy hot temps! Hope both moderate soon. What lovely photos. There’s nothing like a nest full of treasures to make me happy.

  3. I just love those doves, Candace. They are the most wonderfully peaceful birds, and I love the sounds they make.

  4. A fine group of pictures. I can’t feature your coming temperatures. I hope you can keep shooting regardless.

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