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Phainopepla Grunge Art   Leave a comment

Phainopepla DSC_1543 art blogPhainopepla Grunge Art by kenne

Living on berries
The little seeds just past through
Sticking to the branch.

— kenne

Sabino Canyon Images, March 14, 2018   5 comments

 

(Click On Any of the Tiled Images for A Larger View in A Slideshow Format.)

 

Sabino Canyon Images, March 14, 2018, by kenne

It doesn’t matter
how slowly you go
as long as you
do not stop.

— Confucius

Luke, The Partial Albino Phainopepla   1 comment

Phainopepla (Luke)-1259 Framed blog“Luke” (Sabino Canyon, March 8, 2018) — Image by kenne

Naturalists in Sabino Canyon have been photographing a partial albino phainopepla for at least eight years.  He is known by the name “Luke” for leucistic, a condition in which there is partial loss of pigmentation in an animal. Over the years there has been a debate as to whether Luke’s condition is leucistic or a partial albino. I will leave it up to the experts.  

— kenne

Phainopepla   Leave a comment

Phainopepla-0827 blogPhainopepla In Sabino Canyon (January 1, 2018) — Image by kenne

These birds like high perches so as to be seen and check out their territory.
Or, is it they just like being seen. You take one position and I will take the other.

— kenne

 

Hi, Neighbor   Leave a comment

phainopepla-0377-blogMockingbird and Phainopepla in Sabino Canyon — Image by kenne

We are born into the world of nature;
our second birth is into the world of Spirit. 

— Bhagavad Gita

Wintering In Sabino Canyon   2 comments

phainopepla-0384-blogPhainopepla

western-bluebird-0399-blogWestern Bluebird — Images by kenne

We dance round a ring and suppose,
But the secret sits in the middle, and knows.

— Robert Frost

Phainopepla   Leave a comment

female-phainopepla-0137-blogFemale Phainopepla

D500 PhotosMale Phainopepla — Images by kenne

The Phainopepla is a common visitor to Sabino Canyon in the winter after spending summers on Mt. Lemmon. During a morning walk in the canyon, you can see them high on a tree branch chirping in the sunlight. 

She in her brown coat

He in his shiny black tux —

Phainopeplas.

kenne 

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