Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Western Birds

In early July, we took our 11 year old grand-daughter to the national parks of the fours corners. It was not a birding trip, but from time to time birds posed for me.

In that monumental geography, most photography was with the 25mm-125mm lens - not so great for photographing birds. But a few did come within range of the lens, or presented themselves when I had the longer lens mounted. Here are a few samples:

Ravens were common throughout our trip - noisy and evident, as youngsters tried to prolong their dependence on parents. In some places, the ravens were prominent beggars. This young bird was in Petrified Forest NP - Common Raven

Petrified Forest National Park

Common Raven
from Mesa Verde NP - Green-tailed Towhee and Western Bluebird ...

Mesa Verde National Park

Green-tailed Towhee

Western Bluebird
from Bryce Canyon NP - White-breasted Nuthatch feeding young and Western Tanager ...

Bryce Canyon National Park

White-breasted Nuthatch

Western Tanager

Western Tanager
 from Zion NP - Broad-tailed Hummingbird and Ash-throated Flycatcher ...
Zion National Park

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Ash-throated Flycatcher
from Grand Canyon NP, North Rim- Black-throated Gray Warbler and Spotted Towhee ...
Grand Canyon National Park - North Rim

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Spotted Towhee
On the last day of travel, I got a new bird, but that will have to wait for a future posting - hopefully soon.

1 comment:

Wilma said...

Looks like a fine trip!


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