Now, I'm seriously considering starting a petition. I have 2 bird books ( Ok, I have 3, but one is very old) and you'd think this would be an easy job to tell you the names of our birds! I simply want them to start wearing name tags. They don't need to be large name tags, I'd be OK with having to use my binoculars to read them. Just that there are name tags. That will be my petition: A Demand for Birds to Wear Name Tags. Today's birds are easy, but I have several I'm wondering about.
It's not easy to get a good shot of the antelope, but this one is one of my best. This is taken from inside of the house, through the patio door and unfortunately you have to see through the fence! You can see his horns, they've grown a lot in the short time we've had these beautiful animals. The 1st spiral of his horns is starting to be apparent. Aren't the size of their eyes are amazing? I've not tried walking outside with the camera yet, I want them to be more used to coming this close in to the patio.
This is one of my best hummingbird pictures that shows details of the coloring of our hummers. I don't know what kind this is-- did I mention my
Our house finches are brilliantly colored. They stay here all year. These photos were taken a few days ago and the finches joined with Painted Buntings to drink.
A second Painted Bunting joined in:
This side shot shows his many colors and I love how the sun was hitting that bright yellow spot.
The fountain is near the side of the patio and birds line up on the fence before they fly in. They fly back and forth from the fence to the fountain. We can get quite a group hanging out.
Now to another subject - all things Space! Bob has an awesome blog - Black Holes and Astro Stuff. His post yesterday will give you many wonderful links to explore. He has cool info about Astro Stuff, great photos. I love it, thank you Bob!
It looks like they're ready to get back to normal again.
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