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Western Kingbird   1 comment

Western Kingbird-72Western Kingbird — Image by kenne

 

Anna’s Hummingbird   1 comment

Anna's Hummingbird-72Anna’s Hummingbird — Image by kenne

Named for the 19th-century Italian duchess Anna Massena, the
Anna’s hummingbird is one of only three hummingbird species
that are permanent residents of the United States and Canada.
(The others are the Allen’s and Costa’s.) This hardy hummingbird
has the northernmost year-round range of any North American
hummingbird species.

American Bird Conservancy

Birdfeeder   Leave a comment

Birdfeeder-art-72Birdfeeder — Photo-Artistry by kenne

If you don’t like something, change it.

If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

— Maya Angelou

Crested Caracara   1 comment

Crested Caracara-Art-72Crested Caracara — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Crested Caracaras are large birds with wingspans up to four feet. Males and females have the same plumage:
a black-topped head, a bare, reddish-orange face, and a white neck. The back and wings
are dark browns to black; the legs and talons are yellow. The underside of the wings has white tips.
The underside of the blacktail has white at the rump.  In-flight, caracaras could be mistaken for black vultures.
(Arizona Daily Independent)

Recently, my friend and fellow Sabino CanyonVolunteer Naturalist Ned Harris shared some of his recent
images of crested caracaras. He is an amazing photographer!
Check out Ted’s Flickr account. https://www.flickr.com/photos/ned_harris/

Ned Harris_W5A3105Crested Caracara On A Saguaro — Image by Ned Harris

A Young Visitor On Our Patio   9 comments

Cooper's Hawk-0-72A Visitor On The Patio (Immature Cooper’s Hawk) — Images by kenne

This immature Cooper’s Hawk perched on one of our patio chairs not far from the bird feeder frequented by doves for about one minute this morning. A mature hawk would have been up in the olive tree near the feeder. Even then, that doesn’t work as well as swooping from over the rooftop. They will learn. These images were taken through the patio door, which given the time of day the doors become a mirror.

— kenne

 

 

Serious Birders   Leave a comment

Serious Birders-72Serious Birders (Tubac, Arizona — March 2018) — Image by kenne

Scopes and cameras

Black hawks on the horizon

Serious birders.

— kenne

Posted February 25, 2020 by kenneturner in Birds, Information, Photography

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A Morning Birdwalk In Sabino Canyon Recreation Area (Slideshow)   2 comments

 

Bird Walk In Sabino CanyonA Morning Birdwalk In Sabino Canyon Recreation Area

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Birdwatching Slideshow — Images by kenne

 

 

Being Content With Wakened Birds   Leave a comment

Eastern Blubird-0515-72Male Eastern Bluebird in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

She says, “I am content when wakened birds,

Before they fly, test the reality

Of misty fields, by their sweet questionings;

But when the birds are gone, and their warm fields

Return no more, where, then, is paradise?”

— from Sunday Morning by Wallace Stevens

 

A Summary and Analysis of Wallace Stevens’ ‘Sunday Morning’

Cedar Waxwings In Sabino Canyon   1 comment

Cedar Waxwing (1 of 1)-12-72Cedar Waxwings — Images by kenne

Cedar Waxwing (1 of 1)-10-2-72

This time of year flocks of Cedar Waxwings descend on berry-laden trees and hedges in
Sabino Canyon. They are sociable at all seasons, and it is rare to see just one waxwing.
Occasionally a line of waxwings perched on a branch will pass a berry back and forth,
from bill to bill, until one of them swallows it.

— kenne

 

 

Rufous-winged Sparrow   1 comment

Rufous-winged Sparrow-72Rufous-winged Sparrow — Images by kenne

Rufous-winged Sparrow-4-72Sabino Canyon Recreation Area (January 30, 2020)

Nervous little guy

A challenge to photograph

Hopping branch to branch.

— kenne

Sandhill Crane   Leave a comment

Whitewater Draw January 2014-9552-Sandhill Crane-72Sandhill Crane (Whitewater Draw) — Image by kenne

Sandhill Cranes Landing At Whitewater Draw   Leave a comment

Whitewater Draw January 2014-961772-72Sandhill Cranes Landing At Whitewater Draw — Image by kenne

Gliding into land

Neck and legs sticking way out

What natural grace.

— kenne

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