Borrego Springs, CA

Friday, April 17, 2009

A rainbow with wings

For some unknown reason, I've been able to upload a few pictures tonight! First and foremost was to show you a Painted Bunting...

Can you believe these beautiful colors?

It IS almost like a rainbow!

The Indigo Bunting isn't exactly bland either... This evening, in between showers, there were six Indigos and two Painted Buntings outside my window. Despite all the rain, today was definitely a diamond of a day!

This is one of the clay-colored sparrows that seem to be quite numerous here. They have a most interesting song (?). Think of someone giving you the "raspberries" and you'll be able to identify this song. If I were a female sparrow, I'm not sure I'd be interested! :) Different strokes for different folks...

Last, but not least, for this evening is a Lincoln's sparrow. Balcones Canyonlands NWR is noted for it's sparrows as well as the Golden-cheeked warblers and Black-capped vireos. My stint here has been a real tutorial for me on those confusing sparrows. In the past, I've banded quite a few Lincoln's sparrows, but now I get to see where they live.

Who knows why I can add some pictures tonight after being unable to do so for over a week. Life does have it's mysteries. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did taking them.

Thanks for stopping by.... talk to you later, Judy

1 comment:

  1. Wow Judy! Fantastic photos! I've never seen a bunting in person but hope to one day.

    (I'm reading your blog from start to finish and enjoying it so very much).