Colorful Creatures~

Create their own vibrant light.

Phaninopepla, dark as midnight,

in full light, is radiant dark blue, with deep red eyes.

Male orioles, kings of beauty, rock yellow and black,

while male grosbeaks flash black, orange and white.

Mr Jay will drive our blues away,

as hummingbirds fly their own private rainbows!

Cheers to you from The Holler’s colorful creatures~

254 thoughts on “Colorful Creatures~

  1. Hey Cindy, Namaste 🙂

    Stunning photographs as is your signature style, thank you. I’m especially drawn to the Phainopepla: the ‘silky flycatchers’, so named because of their glossy plumes. They are magnificent and as I read more about them I discover they’ve ability to imitate the bird-calls of twelve other species. Quite extraordinary: I imagine these birds might understand what they are saying when speaking in a foreign tongue and if so whether they amuse themselves by shouting out random things just to cause mischief and confusion and/or incite a reaction…hence the red-eyes made so by crying with laughter at the outcome lol 🙂

    Namaste 🙂


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  2. You are so good at capturing these beautiful birds. I love the humming birds. My sister brought me some praying mantis pods to eat the box bugs that cover the back of my house in the summer months and I don’t want to put them out in fear that they will eat the few humming birds I get here. It says they eat them and I don’t want that to happen so looks like I will have to put up with the bugs. 😦 Haven’t been getting most notifications so I’m going through my reader to find what I missed. ;(


  3. Hi there, Cindy! I am always excited to come and see your posts! I did get a chance to see the March posts. . .
    I liked how you said the sun shines for us all and the “everyday” birds you shared with us all. xo 💐
    I absolutely love your holler bird posts, especially with your sweet, rainbow colored Hummers! 😘
    Hope your Spring is beautiful and special: Like you are! ❤️❤️

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