I found a nice size flock of Pinyon Jays yesterday at Red Canyon Park. There were quite a few more than 75 in total when I got these pics as the whole flock flew over but at times smaller groups would fly about.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016
AllAboutBirds.org says, "The largest hummingbird found north of Mexico, the Blue-throated Hummingbird is also one of the most vocal hummingbird species, and its high-pitched, monotonous peeps are a signature sound of summer. They are found in streamside habitats in mountain canyons, as far north as southeastern Arizona, where they are frequent visitors to feeders and usually the dominant hummingbird species. "
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Friday, September 2, 2016
Ash Canyon Bed and Breakfast in Hereford, AZ. These males are so colorful from their distinctive red bills to to their brilliant blue and green plumage. I am very happy with how nice these pics turned out--do double click on these pics to enlarge them for even better views. SeEtta
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
I spotted this Common Black Hawk perched in the branches of a tree as I drove around the road on the east side of Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge this afternoon. It is amazing how that black plumage blends in with the habitat.
You can see that bird on my post about it on my SE Colorado Birding blog that I ran prior to this blog.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
12 in 2014 (they flew lower so got better pics). This was just an amazing spectacle. SeEtta
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Monday, August 15, 2016
Horsetail Milkweed (Asclepias subverticillata) in the far west part of Canon City. While Horsetail Milkweed is listed as native in Colorado the 'Floristic Synthesis of North America' lists it as a 'Native Species, but adventive in state.' Had to look that up--'adventive species' refers to "a species that has arrived in a new locality" which may have been with help of people or it may not (ie, range expansion). As a native milkweed it is an important plant for Monarch Butterflies as well as other insects.
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