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Anna’s Hummingbird   1 comment

Ken & Mary Visit -- Anna's Hummingbird-72.jpgAnna’s Hummingbird — Image by kenne

It started just now with a hummingbird
Hovering over the porch two yards away then gone,
It stopped me studying.
I saw the redwood post
Leaning in clod ground
Tangled in a bush of yellow flowers
Higher than my head, through which we push
Every time we came inside —
The shadow network of the sunshine
Through its vines. White-crowned sparrows
Made tremendous singings in the trees
The rooster down the valley crows and crows.
Jack Kerouac outside, behind my back
Reads the Diamond Sutra in the sun.

— from Migration of Birds by Gary Snyder

Juvenile Crested Caracara   1 comment

Crested Caracaras-art-72-2.jpgCrested Caracara – Juvenile (Arizona-Sonora Museum) — Photo-Artistry by kenne 

The crested caracara is related to the typical falcons but very different in shape and habits. This falcon has a strikingly patterned, broad-winged opportunist that often feeds on carrion. Because of its aggressive nature, it may chase vultures away from road kills. Juveniles are brown instead of black with a whitish neck and cheeks. In Arizona, they are only found near the Mexican border. “Caracara” comes from a South American Indian name, based on the bird’s call.

— kenne

Bluebird of Happiness   2 comments

Bluebird-art-2-72“Bluebird of Happiness” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

The bluebird of happiness 
is a poor man’s dream
consisting only of moments —
treasure each moment in your heart

— kenne

Greatkiskadee, Playa del Carmen, Mexico   Leave a comment

greatkiskadee-72.jpgGreatkiskadee, Playa del Carmen, Mexico — Image by kenne

 

Wilson’s Plovers   Leave a comment

Wilson's Plovers-72.jpgWilson’s Plovers — Playa del Carman, Mexico — Image by kenne

Fly silly sea bird, no dreams can possess you,

no voices can blame you for sun on your wings.

— Joni Mitchell

Fun On The Beach With Two Macaws   1 comment

Audrey-DSCN7522-72Audrey Morris Enjoying Playacar Beach with Two Macaws.

 

Posted July 1, 2019 by kenneturner in Birds, Information

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Mourning Doves III   2 comments

It was 105 degrees yesterday, so mom must have decided it was plenty warm to leave the chicks without her body heat. Not really sure, but I saw an opportunity to photo the two little guys. — kenneMourning Doves-3-72

Mourning Doves-4-72Images by kenne

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