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Female Phainopepla Photo-Artistry   Leave a comment

Female Phainopepla — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“I look at the bird and only slowly over the years see it /

who has seen me from the first”

— from Hen Harrier Poems by Colin Simms

 

Phainopepla In The Morning Sun   Leave a comment

Female Phainopepla-3-72Female Phainopepla In The Morning Sun (January 7, 2020 — Sabino Canyon)
— Photo-Artistry by kenne

Here comes the sun
birders listen and watch
as birds chilled by
desert winter night
seek high perches
in the sunlight.

When I take up
my palette (Nikon)
I call on the light
bringing color and
life to the canyon
sometimes blinding.

Solitude with style
with endless silence
where flite interrupts
the viewer’s sight
their gestures
demonstrate the loss.

— kenne

 

A Flycatcher That Prefers Mistletoe Berries   Leave a comment

Female Phainopepla-1333 blogFemale Phainopepla — Photo-Artistry by kenne

There She Was

There she was,
Gazing at me
Wondering why
I look so funny.

There she was,
On her perch
An ocotillo branch
Sharing the gray.

There she was
A little red
In her eye
Continuing to gaze.

There she was
As I wonder why
The ocotillo
Not mesquite.

There she was
Flycatcher by name
Preferring the berries
Of desert mistletoe.

There she was
Not gazing at me
Turning her eye
To mistletoe berries.

There she was
In the desert winter
No insects
For this flycatcher.

There she was
Where there are
Berries abundant
For a misnamed bird.

There she was
Until the days
Grew hot
In the desert sun.

Now she’s gone
To the mountains
In search of a
New berry source.

— kenne

The Miracle of Life   Leave a comment

Female Phainopepla-Edit-1-art-blogFemale Phainopepla Photo-Artistry by kenne

It is necessary to run risks.
We only properly understand
the miracle of life when we
allow the unexpected to happen.

— Paulo Coelho

 

Female Phainopepla Returns To The Canyon   Leave a comment

Female Phainopepla-0628 blog IIFemale Phainopepla in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

After spending the summer at the higher elevations of the Santa Catalina Mountains, phainopeplas have returned to the lower Sabino Canyon.

— kenne

Female Phainopepla Painting   Leave a comment

Bear Canyon 2013Female Phainopepla — Computer Painting by kenne

The cool wind blew in my face
and all at once I felt as if I had
shed dullness from myself.
Before me lay a long gray line
with a black mark down the center.
The birds were singing.
It was spring.

— Burl Ives

Bird On A Limb   1 comment

female-phainopepla-0296-art-blogBird On A Limb (Female Phainopepla) — Computer Art by kenne

“Be like the bird who,
halting in her flight
on a limb too slight,
yet sings, knowing she has wings.”

— Victor Hugo

Capturing The Moment — A Flycatcher That Prefers Berries   6 comments

Female Phainopepla-1333 blogFemale Phainopepla — Image by kenne

There She Was

There she was,
Gazing at me
Wondering why
I look so funny.

There she was,
On her perch
An ocotillo branch
Sharing the gray.

There she was
A little red
In her eye
Continuing to gaze.

There she was
As I wonder why
The ocotillo
Not mesquite.

There she was
Flycatcher by name
Preferring the berries
Of desert mistletoe.

There she was
Not gazing at me
Turning her eye
To mistletoe berries.

There she was
In the desert winter
No insects
For this flycatcher.

There she was
Where there are
Berries abundant
For a misnamed bird.

There she was
Until the days
Grew hot
In the desert sun.

Now she’s gone
To the mountains
In search of a
New berry source.

— kenne

Capturing The Moment — Female Phainopepla   7 comments

Bear Canyon 2013

Female Phainopepla — Image by kenne

Phainopepla
Perched high on the mesquite
Sky territory.

kenne

Capturing The Moment — Sabino Canyon Snowbird Part II   Leave a comment

Ned's Nature Walk -- 01-1-09-13Female Phainopepla High In A Mesquite Tree — Image by kenne

The phainopepla’s main food while wintering in the Tucson basin are desert mistletoe berries.

When eaten, the hard seeds are then passed through while the phainopepla is perched on their favorite tree branch,

often in a mesquite tree.

Ned's Nature Walk -- 01-1-09-13Female Plainopela In A Tree with Desert Mistletoe — Image by kenne

The seeds are left on the branch where they can germinate and set up a root system within the host plant.

kenne

 

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