Tag Archives: bird

Bad Feather Day

Raven, El Vado State Park, New Mexico, USA.

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Minimalist Bird

White-winged doves waste little energy on nest building. Seems to work for them. Sierra County, New Mexico, USA.

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Balance

A windy day and this White-winged Dove perches serenely on an ocotillo. I don’t see how they can even land there safely. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Yellow-headed Blackbird

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Cold Cardinal

The pyrrhuloxia – our desert cardinal – is hunkered down on this snowy morning. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Phoebe

I might venture to say it’s Say’s Phoebe, but I have a bad record on bird identification.

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Raven Ballet

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Good Morning Vulture

This charmer greeted me at my morning campsite. Caballo Lake State Park, New Mexico, USA.

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Vulture

Near Winston, New Mexico, USA.

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Thrasher

One of my favorite local birds – a Thrasher in juniper. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Verdin

This verdin is building a nest close to my porch.  So, of course, I’ve taken lots of photos.  Mostly of empty branches after it’s flown away.  So here’s one I actually got of the bird! Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, … Continue reading

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Another Vulture

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Black Vulture

This is the first Black Vulture I’ve seen.  Not shy. Highway 86, Arizona, USA.

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Scaled Quail

Looking for a mate. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.

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Gila Woodpecker

Ajo, Arizona, USA.

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Two Herons

On the hills above the Rio Grande, near Elephant Butte dam. Near Elephant Butte dam, New Mexico, USA.

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