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Flight   Leave a comment

Duck-8042 blog“Flight” by kenne

A true conservationist
is a man who knows
that the world is not
given by his fathers, but
borrowed from his children.

— John James Audubon

Birders   Leave a comment

Birders (1 of 1) High Pass blogBirders on Mt. Lemmon (High Pass Filter) — Image by kenne

“The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life. . . . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds — how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives — and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song!”

–John Burroughs

 

Northern Mockingbird, Or Is It A Curve-billed Thrasher?   Leave a comment

Tuesday Nature Walk April 1, 2014-art blog

Northern Mockingbird or is it a Curve-billed Thrasher? — Grunge Art by kenne

You will find a lot of birds

and bird watchers in Sabino canyon.

Some observed recently:

Cooper’s hawk
mourning dove
greater roadrunner
Anna’s hummingbird
gila woodpecker
American kestrel
Cassin’s vireo
common raven
verdin
rock wren
canyon wren
house wren
cactus wren
black-tailed gnatcatcher
ruby-crowned kinglet
western bluebird
hermit thrush
curve-billed thrasher
northern mockingbird
phainopepla
orange-crowned warbler
black-throated wray warbler
black-throated sparrow
Abert’s towhee
western tanager
northern cardinal
house finch

I’m not a birder

but I can see

and hear

the birds around me.

I depend on

the knowledge

and discipline

of others

to identify

what I see and hear.

sometimes I identify

birds in my photographies

sometimes I’m wrong —

save a bird,

photograph them.

— kenne

(Bird list source: Jean Hengesbaugh)

 

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