Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Photos by Behrstock

Karen & Bob
Our friends Karen LeMay and Bob Behrstock recently spent a few days with us. It was great fun to catch up on their activities in Arizona, USofA. We hit some of the hotspots for birds during their visit, too. Bob sent along some pictures he captured from our terrace of some common birds that bring so much color and energy to our yard.

Bananaquits have been leading a youngster up to the banana feeders, demonstrating how to hang on and get a morsel.
The national bird of several countries must have a nest close by since they stuff their bills full and overflowing before flying up and out of sight above the roof.
Clay-colored Thrush
The tiger-heron was lounging in the river a bit down the road.
Fasciated Tiger-Heron
Not every day, but frequently, we hear the calls of the Stripe-cheeked Woodpecker, a very desirable record up here where they can be seen somewhat regularly.
Stripe-cheeked Woodpecker
These hummers own the yard and several of the feeders. Now as other species are increasing, they are beginning to loose their tight grip.
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird