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Lesser Goldfinches At Patio Fountain   Leave a comment

Lesser Goldfinches At Patio Fountain — Image by kenne

Birds Near Tubac, Arizona   3 comments

Ash-throated Flycatcher Near Tubac Along The Santa Cruz River 

Ash-throated Flycatcher Near Tubac Along The Santa Cruz River

Lesser Goldfinch In A Mesquite Tree

Albert’s Towhee — Images by kenne

One of the birding trips I went on during last month’s Tucson Audubon Society’s annual birding festival was to Tubac,
which is located near the Santa Cruz River. These are a few of the better shots I was able to get while there.

Since I live in the Tucson area and often hiked trails in and around Tubac, most all the birds we saw I can see from my patio.
The major difference was being able to spend time with birders from all across the country and Mexico —
an interesting group of people, if you get my drift.

— kenne

‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –

And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –

I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

— Emily Dickinson

Lesser Goldfinch   Leave a comment

Lesser Goldfinch — Image by kenne

“They ought to put out the eyes of painters as they do goldfinches in order that they can sing better.”

— Pablo Picasso

Lesser Goldfinch — Water On A Hot Day   Leave a comment

Lesser Goldfinch: Water On A Hot Day — Image by kenne

birds come for water

water on a desert day

a sunny blue sky

— kenne

Free As Birds   1 comment

Lesser Goldfinch-72Lesser Goldfinch In The Canyon — Image by kenne

We are free as birds, lockdown in our cages.

— kenne

Lesser Goldfinch — Somewhere in the Bush   Leave a comment

Lesser Goldfinch-art-72Lesser Goldfinch — Photo-Artistry by kenne

A bird in the bush
Worth more than two in the bush —
Camera in hand.

— kenne


Lesser Goldfinch Day Two   Leave a comment

Lesser Goldfinch-2-blogLesser Goldfinch Day Two — Image by kenne


Lesser Goldfinches In The Bushes   2 comments

Common Yellowthroat Warbler-Edit-1-blog-1Lesser Goldfinches In The Bushes — Image by kenne

Lesser Goldfinches
Near the Tanque Verde wash
Foraging in bush.

— kenne

Lesser Goldfinch   Leave a comment

Lesser Goldfinch-0676 art blogLesser Goldfinch — Computer Art by kenne

Lesser goldfinch
in the canyon
little gold flecks 
lighting up
the mesquite tree.

My words are wings
again I encounter thee
with your breast of gold
in my dreams
lighting up
my lemon tree.

— kenne


Lesser Goldfinch — Oh Little Bird   2 comments

lesser-goldfinch-0676-blogLesser Goldfinch in a Mesquite Tree — Image by kenne

Oh Little Bird

Oh little bird with head atilt,
In safety drinking as thou wilt
From out the wayside found;
Unmindful of the noisy crowd profane,
What fears thy wings surmount!

 Oh blithesome, eager little bird,
With reverent head turned heavenward,
I feel thy silent thanks!
The charm within the voice of men,
The potency of gift of pen,
Thy gratitude outranks.

So would I find some wayside pool,
Some sheltered spot with water cool
From which no more to shrink.
Oh little bird with head atilt,
Would I had wings to soar ‘bove guilt
And share thy tranquil drink!

  — Edwin Leibfreed



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