Monday, February 19, 2007

Backyard beauties

Butterfly on Lantana

Gold Canyon February, 2007

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Desert LIfe

Gila Woodpecker on Saguaro

Doves nesting in old Saguaro ...early evening.


Caught this guy near the feeder looking for a tasty morsel. The finches and sparrows took their leave just before... with a grand rush... and escaped the strong grasp of his powerful bill.
I recently watched as he speared a house sparrow.
The whole scene was quite violent.

He is quite grand though....


On a recent walk out to "Hummingbird Wash" near our house I caught these shots.
The first is a male Anna's hummingbird. The next is a female Costa's (love the tangle of brush) and the final shot here is a female Anna's working on some Chuparosa.

Sunday, February 4, 2007