Monthly Archives: September 2010

Wordless Wednesday-Wings on Wednesday

Cooper's Hawk


Cooper's Hawk


Cooper's Hawk

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Wordless Wednesday-Wings on Wednesday, a Variety

Great Egret

Variegated Meadowhawk

Monarch Butterfly

Common Buckeye

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Sunday Photo Blogging-Corrales Weekend Birds

Yesterday was a beautiful day in Corrales. I went for a short bike ride and did a little shopping, but mostly I worked in the garden. I took my camera with me as I worked.

The Western Scrub Jays and the Curve-billed Thrashers were busy at the peanut feeder behind the house.

Western Scrub Jay

Western Scrub Jay close up


Curve-billed Thrasher


Gambel’s Quail were enjoying the shelled peanuts that I put out on the garden wall.

Gambel's Quail Adult Male and Chick.


Gambel's Quail Chicks


The hummingbird feeders were popular with the migrating hummingbirds and a few lingering residents.

Female Rufous Hummingbird


Female Rufous Hummingbird and Male Black-chinned Hummingbird


Male Black-chinned Hummingbird


Female Black-chinned Hummingbird


Should I have been concerned that there were Turkey Vultures circling overhead?

Turkey Vultures


It’s always interesting to watch the birds around my house.

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Wordless Wednesday-Wednesday Wings

Female Rufous Hummingbird


Female Rufous Hummingbird


Female Rufous Hummingbird


Female Rufous Hummingbird

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A Walk in the Corrales Bosque

Yesterday Bosque Bill and I took a walk in the Corrales Bosque to see if the fall migrants were beginning to come through. We saw quite a few Wilson’s Warblers, but they were too deep in the dense cottonwood foliage to get photos of them.

Common sunflowers (Helianthus Annuus) were blooming profusely along the ditch banks.

Common sunflower, Helianthis Annuus

The Western Tanagers are on their way back through New Mexico, and we saw this lovely female high in a cottonwood.

Female Western Tanager

There were many hummingbirds in the bosque. Although most of them were high in the cottonwoods feeding on insects, I was fortunate to see this female Black-chinned Hummingbird sipping from a sunflower.

Female Black-chinned Hummingbird

Western Wood-Pewees were high in the trees.

Western Wood-Pewee

We saw a very attractive bull snake sliding along the path. He got a bit grumpy when I wanted to pick him up and play with him.

Bull Snake

When we approached the Rio Grande we found Northern Pike in an area where runoff goes into the river.

Northern Pike in the Rio Grande

As we walked back along the irrigation ditch we saw a Black Phoebe hunting in the coyote willows.

Black Phoebe

We also saw a beautiful female Blue Grosbeak in this area, but my photos of her are candidates for the blurry photo contest.

On our walk back we saw many dragonflies and damselflies.

Flame Skimmer

Female Variegated Meadowhawk

Damselflies, American Bluets

It was a beautiful day for a walk in the Corrales Bosque.

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Female Black-chinned Hummingbird

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