Close up wonder of a hummer’s tail. (Tap to enlarge all photos).
Hummers can hover and fly backwards.
Their tongue is longer than their body and rolls up when not in use!
They can flash their colors at will.
Hummers are joy in the garden!
The world’s smallest bird,
is quite brave,
and not afraid of humans.
Cheers to you from The Holler Hummers~
Meet mommy grosbeak.
She is not as flashy,
as her hubby.
But she has a subtle, more delicate beauty.
Here is her dashing Romeo.
You have to admit he is, quite the looker, and eater!
He is shy, hesitant around humans,
Cheers to you from the happy Holler honeys~
Meet the Lazuli Bunting!
He’s the new bird,
on the block!
I had never heard of a Lazuli Bunting,
until this guy showed at one of The Holler feeders.
Now he is a Holler local.
Happy Easter to you from the beauteous blue bunting~
at The Holler!
The golden girls are too.
This guy is a Bullocks Oriole.
All the rest are Hooded Orioles.
They are amazingly fun birds to have around,
because they have such comical personalities.
They head-bob, bicker, play and people watch.
Cheers to you from the handsome Holler orioles~
by the setting sun.
Cheers to you from sunkissed Sedona~
could have traveled,
to paint Arizona’s Superstition Mountains.
The place is an impressionistic,
Cheers to you from The Superstitions~
Because here they are!
Hanging out with their very outgoing chicks.
There were Australian swans,
snoozing with Canadian Geese.
in Nevada and California.
Cheers to you from the happy birdies~
are friendly fish.
They aren’t afraid of getting hooked,
but do expect some tasty treats!
I had no fishy food,
but still they followed me,
around the ponds,
like swimming puppy dogs!
Cheers to you from Arizona’s friendly koi~
Imbued by light,
Water reflects pastel hues.
Faces form in the rocks,
and vanish in the shadows.
Light is fleeting here,
defined by shadow.
Cheers to you from Sedona Arizona~
Is that I have seen only one cardinal,
The first was in Buenos Aires.
Meet Cardinal number two!
I met him at The Superstition Mountains in Arizona.
He was a rare finding and was quite sociable.
Of course I didn’t have my good bird zoom lens, but he’s so handsome, it almost doesn’t matter.
Cheers to you from my second Cardinal in Arizona~