Like most people who enjoy watching birds, I try to take my camera wherever I go because I never know when I will encounter a feathered friend.
This past week, I ventured to the outskirts of town for an appointment. As I left, I saw a flash of brown high up in a Eucalyptus tree. So, I grabbed my camera and my zoom lens.
I was so excited to see one of these beautiful birds. Their range extends from Mexico into the extreme southern areas of the Southwest.
The next morning, I was pushing a stroller with my 8 month-old twin nephews, when I noticed a little hummingbird, just sitting in a Palo Verde tree.
She stood still for me and I took quite a few pictures of her. I think this was the best one. She is an Anna’s hummingbird. Hummingbirds seem to prefer Palo Verde trees in our area. I see them perched in these trees quite often.
Later, the same day, I saw another hummer feeding from the flowers of my Chaparral Sage (Salvia clevelandii).
Although Chaparral Sage typically has blue/purple flowers, mine also has white flowers as well. This little hummer fed from both types of flowers.
Like many of you, I also have bird feeders in my garden. I love watching the finches, sparrows and doves that visit. I also get regular visits from other types of birds. This week, I enjoyed watching the Finches feeding.
I have a great view from my kitchen window of my bird feeders. Sometimes, I find myself just watching the antics of birds instead of washing the dishes
How about you? What types of birds have you seen this past week? Please share with us!