All Photos posted on this blog unless otherwise noted were taken by me with my Canon Rebel XTI using a 300 mm zoom lens

Monday, June 7, 2010

Birding with Belle

Belle

Last Evening I took a walk with Belle at the Fernwood Park on the bench east of Layton. The birding was spectacular, the spring flowers just blooming and the weather was perfect.

Birds seen, Lazuli buntings in numbers like I have never seen before, Spotted Towhees singing all over the place, Chipping Sparrows very busy courting, Black-chinned Humming birds, Turkey Vultures circling above us, Black-headed Grosbeaks singing as well, House Finches, Wilson's Warblers, Western Tanagers, and American Robins. We also saw squirrels and one very angry Gopher Snake hissing like crazy at Belle.

Here are some Pictures
Spotted Towhee
Squirrel
Lazuli Bunting
Bumble Bee
Black-headed Grosbeak

Spotted Towhee

Black-chinned Humingbird

Lazuli Bunting

Chipping Sparrow


4 comments:

Ursula said...

Steve,
Love your beautiful photography and time well spent in you vast knowledge of birds and wildlife. Thank you so much for your beautiful site, contribution, and friendship!
With great admiration and friendship,
Ursula :)

john said...

Great Towhee shots. Where are the photos of the gopher snake? I was just getting ready to post photos of wildflowers when I read your blog, and saw your great flower shots.

Steve and Nery said...

Belle is adorable as ever! You have a good eye - I love the flowers!
(Nery)

Jenny said...

Thanks Steve from Jenny In New South Wales, Australia. Your photography is first class and as an Aussie with a great love of America it is great to see some of the bird life you have. Perhaps one day you could come here and snap warbling kookaburras, black cockatoos nibbling your outdoor furniture and kingfishers doing what they do, fishing! Am sending your site out to friends to enjoy.