September at the DBG

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One morning last week I volunteered at the Desert Botanical Garden (DBG) and walked the garden afterwards. It was a gloomy day and a little cooler so I thought the birds would be out in full force. Wrong. I didn’t take one photo. Fortunately, I had been there the week before, though, and did get a few pictures…on another gloomy day.

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And it was beginning to look autumnal…

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queen-2Queen Butterfly

These particular butterflies were all over the place. And so were the Lesser Goldfinches in all sorts of acrobatic positions:

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2-more-goldfinches

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gila-wpGila Woodpecker

green-tailed-towheeGreen-tailed Towhee

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hum-dbgAnna’s Hummingbirds, female and male

gallCreosote Gall (with midges inside!)

starling-silhouetteEuropean Starlings

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6 responses to “September at the DBG

  1. dianeschuller.com

    such a string of really lovely images Candace. Nicely done.

  2. These are all great photos, but the first one is outstanding!

  3. Great images, Candy! Esp. like the silhouettes of European Starlings. It seems surprising that so many of the birds, when viewed close up with glasses on have a slightly annoyed expression. Or is it just me…?

  4. Creosote gall with midges inside, now I have to go Google midges.

  5. Candace, these are just beautiful (especially the 14th one!).
    It is SO nice to see so much beautiful color here.
    Happy day to you, my friend!

  6. A nice group of bird and butterffly shots. You get and an interesting variety.

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