Birds A cormorant at Reid Park in Tucson Another photo of the beautiful buff-breasted flycatcher A shama thrush; love the orange and indigo blue colors An upclose shot of the great horned owl Drake mallard duck Cardinal. It appears as if he’s molting. This photo of a phainopepla was taken at Sabino Canyon in southeastern Arizona. Macaw; taken in one-point-color setting A one-point-color photo of a drake mallard Harris hawk Chickadee This photo of a hummingbird was taken in southern Arizona. This ostrich photo is begging for a caption! Red-headed woodpecker Taveta golden weavers hang from tree branches in an unusual manner. Nesting hummingbird Peregrine falcon Black-crowned night heron at Reid Park in Tucson Great blue heron Wood duck This ostrich walked back-and-forth with his mouth open for several minutes. Venezuelan troupial A Taveta golden weaver enjoys a snack. House finch Blue-bellied roller; native to Africa A blue-bellied roller about to catch a piece of bark for his nest Green pigeon A Taveta golden weaver perches gracefully on a tree branch. Ruby-throated hummingbird Common rhea Emerald starling The appearance of the red robin signals the begining of spring in southeastern Nebraska. A male Gila woodpecker perching on a park bench Gambel’s quail is native to the desert Southwest. This photo of the Gray Hawk was taken west of Tucson. This bird perches on a palo verde tree in Tucson. Lark bunting Female Gila woodpecker in a palo verde tree in Tucson This cardinal casts a sideways look. A Victorian-crowned blue pigeon A beautiful vermillion flycatcher basks in the Tucson sun on a white trellis. Prairie falcon; I love the way I was able to capture his left wing. White heron having lunch in local lake in Tucson; notice the small fish sideways in its beak. Mallard on a small lake in Tucson Ferruginous hawk A mallard having fun on the water in Tucson A lone raven soars over Seven Falls in Sabino Canyon, southeastern Arizona Notice the open beak on this great horned owl. Orange bishop weaver; notice the open beak. Drake mallard swimming in a lake in Tucson Great horned owl Taken during the “golden hour” at Tucson’s Agua Caliente Park Ferruginous hawk A mallard duck sheds water after bathing. Taken at Reid Park in Tucson The eye of the Victorian-crowned pigeon is red; taken in one-point-color I know–yet another ostrich photo! Taveta golden weaver Beautiful hummingbird Taken at the Patagonia-Sonoita Preserve in southeastern Arizona Pilates, anyone? It looks like this great horned owl is praying or meditating! Blue-crowned motmot Trumpeter hornbill Vermillion flycatcher Yellow-knobbed currasow Peregrine falcon A second photo of this beautiful bird. His yellow/orange colors are gorgeous. A Gila woodpecker peeks over some Saguaro blossoms. A hummingbird attempting to pollinate Arizona’s bottle brush plant Green pigeon Canada goose. Photo taken in southeastern Nebraska This white egret is perching in a tree at Reid Park in Tucson. The Taveta golden weaver spreads his wing Wood duck Some sort of yellow and black bird! Ostrich. Notice the detail in the inside of his mouth. Macaw A crested screamer eyes something in the trees above him. Harris hawk; photo taken west of Tucson Barred owl in southeastern Nebraska Shama thrush A drake mallard at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona This heron is doing a stare-down! Wonder who won? Macaw: a bird of beautiful colors This cactus wren just finished a meal–notice the red/pink area. A buff-breasted flycatcher at McDonald Park in Tucson Nicobar pigeon taken in one-point color Ostrich pals! A sparrow peaks out of his birdhouse; southeastern Nebraska Two Harris hawks; photo taken in southern Arizona This mallard duck has to work for her noon meal. Emerald starling Tawny frogmouth Bald eagle; photo taken in southeastern Nebraska Prairie falcon Beautiful red cardinal in northeast Tucson Emperor penguin Blue-crowned motmot, a bird native to South America East-African crowned crane A single droplet of water hangs from the beak of this drake mallard duck. This Taveta golden weaver is native to Africa. They weave a basket for their nests and enter the nest from the bottom. An Arizona jay in southeastern Arizona Wild turkey. Photo taken in southeastern Arizona Prairie falcon; photo taken just as he was landing American kestrel A black-crowned night heron sits in the treetops in Tucson. Drake mallard; taken at Reid Park in Tucson A black-crowned night heron gives a backward glance. A closeup of the spotted dikkop The king vulture A sideways glance from this little bird is priceless! A Canada goose spreads his wings. Photo taken in southeast Nebraska Personally, I think everyone should have their own Crested Screamer! You don’t want to mess with this guy. Mallard duck in Tucson, Arizona A macaw sharpens his beak. Cactus wren (Arizona’s state bird). Notice the pink coloring on the beak–he had just finished eating fruit from the Saguaro cactus. A black-crowned night heron is nestled in a tree in Tucson. A vermillion flycatcher at Agua Caliente Park in Tucson Same crane, but taken from another angle About to pollinate. This blue-bellied roller is native to Africa. Notice the distinctive blue colors. A Gila woodpecker dines on a Saguaro cactus blossom in Tucson. A mallard dances on the water at a local pond in Tucson. The blue-crowned motmot is native to South America. A beautiful vermillion flycatcher graces some lower branches at Udall Park in Tucson.