Birds, May 15, 2016


We have both migratory and stay-put birds around the house right now – at Embudo, NM, alongside the Rio Grande.

The non-migratory birds include Canyon towhees (one or two pairs), Spotted towhees, House Finches, the occasional White-breasted nuthatch and Black-capped chickadees.

Canyon towhee. The sexes look alike.

Canyon towhee

Spotted towhee

Spotted towhee

House finch

House finch, male

White-breasted nuthatch

White-breasted nuthatch

Black-capped chickadee. The sexes look alike

Black-capped chickadee

The migratory birds include Black-headed grosbeak, Black-chinned hummingbird, Broad-tailed hummingbird, the Ash-throated flycatcher, the Western tanager, Barn swallow and plenty of others.

Black-headed grosbeak, male

Black-headed grosbeak, male

Black-chinned hummingbird, female

Black-chinned hummingbird, female

Broad-tailed hummingbird, male

Broad-tailed hummingbird, male

Western tanager. The sexes look alike.

Western tanager

Ash-throated flycatcher

Ash-throated flycatcher

Barn swallow

Barn swallow

Some of these photos are from this year, and others from prior years.

 

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I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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