Archive for the ‘Phainopepla’ Tag

Bird In The Tree   3 comments

Luke --2 framed painting“Bird In The Tree” (Phainopepla, Sabino Canyon) — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Insight is not a light bulb that goes off inside our heads.

It is a flickering candle that can easily be snuffed out.

— Malcolm Gladwell

Bird Silhouette #3   Leave a comment

Silhouette PhainopeplaDSC_1408-72.jpgBird Silhouette #3 (Phainopepla) — Image by kenne

listen to nature

and hear the music of life

life pursues music

— kenne

Out On A Limb   2 comments

“Out On A Limb” — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part of God.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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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 

Female Phainopepla   1 comment

scvn-nature-walk-12-28-11_-female-phainopepla-blogFemale Phainopepla — Image by kenne

Learn to separate the chatter of daily relationships from who you are;

soon you will realize that everything else is just “white noise.”

— kenne

Phainopepla Grunge Art   3 comments

phainopepla (1 of 1) art blogPhainopepla Grunge Art by kenne

“The Phainopepla is the Johnny Appleseed of the mistletoe plant. As it feeds, its droppings help to spread the mistletoe seed to other host trees. It is the northern most bird of a group of tropical birds known as Silky Flycatchers. The Phainopepla has shiny looking feathers which gives it its name, which means “Shining Robe”.  These birds are closely related to the Waxwings.” Source: Birding Information

Capturing The Moment — Phainopepla Revisited   2 comments

Bear Canyon 2013 A Male Phainopepla — Images by kenne

A black cardinal,

At first glance; the desert prince,

Phainopepla.

kenne

Bear Canyon 2013The Phainopepla is a common bird in the Sabino Canyon Winter.

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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