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2 CanvasbacksCanvasback drakes meeting Mallard couple

They’re diving ducks:

Canvasback Diving

I hadn’t seen a Canvasback duck for a couple of years so it was fun to see two handsome drakes when I went to Granada Park, a Phoenix city park, the other day. Through part of 2014 and all of 2015 and 2016, I went to Granada Park about once a week and saw a lot of cool birds there. Starting in 2017, I quit finding new birds and it was kind of boring so I didn’t go much in 2017 and this is only the second time this year that I’ve gone. It was nice to be back on a crisp day. I didn’t see any new birds but it was still fun to see who may be spending the winter. Plenty of the following ducks were there:

RNDU 2Ring-necked Duck

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WigeonAmerican Wigeons, males

Grackle FemaleGreat-tailed Grackle, female

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Gilded Flicker 3Northern Flicker, Red-shafted, female

Flicker BoyGilded Flicker, male

Mourning Dove SublimeMourning Dove, feeling sublime

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YRWA 2Yellow-rumped Warbler, Audubon’s, female

It’s been really cold here, freezing at night, so many of the plants are covered up. The outdoor kitties have a lot of extra blankets and towels in their beds (and a new igloo but it only fits one, unfortunately) and the birds are bundled up.

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Tink, the Orange-crowned Warbler, is happy for all the grape jelly but wishes it would warm up. She kindly posed for a New Year’s photo, though…

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Birds of Color

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American Kestrel, male

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Ladder-Backed Woodpecker, male

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Northern Flicker, Red-Shafted, male

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Gilded Flicker or Northern Flicker, Red-Shafted, male

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Gilded Flicker, female

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Gila Woodpecker

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Rosy-Faced Lovebirds

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Rosy-Faced Lovebird, juvenile

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Rock Pigeon

White-Crowned Sparrow

White-Crowned Sparrow

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Anna’s Hummingbird, female

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Verdin

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House Finches, female and male

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European Starling

*Note to birds: When posing for photos, please make sure there are no branches, leaves, cactus needles, string, or other obtrusive objects between you and the camera. Thank you.