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Category Archives: Birds
A couple of critters spotted over the last week.
As usual, I was photographing the evening’s sunset when this great horned owl flew into a nearby tree. We both sat for a long while watching the twilight colors until he rose up and silently flew away.
A female ladder-backed woodpecker bellying up to the bar.
The video is of the black-chinned hummingbird (in the photo above) doing its mating flight. Males fly up and down in a U-shape in front of a female. This flight is pretty short; they usually fly up pretty high and … Continue reading
Birds, bugs, snakes and flowers all making appearances now that the temperatures are warming up.
Kids grow up so fast!
Our first visible nest of the Spring. These birds seem to like our casa as they are always hanging around.
Three of these fellows are now fighting over the feeder. They are also doing the mating flight where they dive and ascend in a u-shape over a resting female while making a buzzing noise. Fun to watch.
A pair of this season’s first scaled quail appeared at our bird bath and this one was especially proud!