90 Days Birding the southwest

from the Winniebago gave Debbie and I a very intimate view of much of our country.   From mountains to deserts including ever type of geography in-between.  One of the more common birds we see is the always chirping Chipping Sparrow.  It seems we usually see these birds in small flocks.

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Not all birds are full of color like the Painted Bunting, a pretty bird I showed you on my last blog, but birds like this Olive-sided Flycatcher give me a great deal of joy as I watch them catching insects, always on the lookout for more.

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Olive-sided Flycatcher

The Red-Crossbill has a bill which has evolved to open pine cones to expose the seeds they feed on.

Red-Crossbill

Red-Crossbill

Many birds are very challenging to photograph.  This tiny bird, the White-breasted Nuthatch could have easily been named the up-side down bird.  That’s the position we often see them in.  Always on the move running up and down tree trunks makes them difficult to focus our cameras on.

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Now here’s a bird that prefers some of the wide-open habitats we visited.  This Horned Lark was guarding it’s nest keeping a close eye on us.

Horned Lark

Horned Lark

Yes, it was nesting season.  This Cordillion Flycatcher didn’t want us to see where it’s nest was so it waited for us to move on before continuing construction.

Cordillion Flycatcher

Cordillion Flycatcher

With a song in our heart we’ll leave you today with an image of a Vesper Sparrow.

Vesper Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

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