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