Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Would You Like to See What I Spotted On Our Trip to the SW USA? Here's the Fauna!

Taken at the Petrified Forest National Monument, AZ
Chihuahuan Raven

The following photos were taken at the Grand Canyon area, AZ
Mule Deer (the misses)

Mule deer (the misters)

Bull Elk

Dark-eyed Junco ("Oregon")

The photos below were taken in Mesa, AZ
Curved-bill Thrasher

Great-tailed Grackle (silhouette)

Abert's Towhee

Male House Finch

(I was so proud to catch this photo!  They are QUICK!)

Gila Woodpecker

Collard Dove 



Another photo of the Collard Dove

The photos below were taken at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert, AZ
Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird

White-crowned Sparrow

Ruddy Duck


Desert Cottontail

?  Cute photos!  ?

Not a good photo, but the best I could get. (a Merlin?)

Gambel's Quail

My favorite photo of a Verdin

 Great White Egret (with a domestic duck...)


Black-necked Stilt

(Sad picture... dove underwater and stayed there a long time.  Unpredictable where he surfaced.)

Male Belted Kingfisher (sad photo)

Green-winged Teal

Hooded Merganser

? (Turtle)

Inca Dove (It's small!)

Taken in Tucson, AZ
When I saw it, I was sure it was a Warbler...? What about a Lesser Goldfinch?   Click on the photos to enlarge and see it better.

The birds below were photographed at the Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
Male Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird? (Female)

Curve-billed Thrasher

The following photos were taken from my cousin's house in Tucson.

Who is this cute little guy?

Western Scrub Jay (I think) in the shade.
Assuming this is the same bird... just in a bit of sunshine!

American Tree Sparrow

My!  I had a wonderful time photographing the birds!!  And learning new-to-me ones!  :-)