Friday, June 23, 2017

Cedar Waxwings

When I moved to Eugene, Oregon, to go to college, I ran across a new bird that I had never seen before. Cedar Waxwings, which I thought to be one of the most beautiful birds I had ever seen. Cedar Waxwings came and went thru my aging to adulthood, but they never failed to impress me. Once we moved to the arid desert of La Paz, Mexico, these wonderful birds were no more. On my recent trip to Seattle to visit with my ailing mother-in-law, if found a small group, all be it, a shy group, of Cedar Waxwings. I was hand holding my camera, so the images were quite difficult to get, and they did not venture out of the brush much but I did manage to get a couple nice shots!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Spotted Towhees for Mom

My Mother-in-law, Linda Shaw is going through a rough time right now with some serious health issues, so I am dedicating this posting to her. She has a favorite bird that frequents her back yard. So, here are a couple of Spotted Towhees. This is just for you Mom......I love you!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Gila Woodpecker and her nest

I am going to send out several new posts getting everybody caught up on our travel and birds from the last 30 days! Despite injuries, family emergencies, and etc we have managed to find some great birds.. A few rare ones, a couple of lifers, ands some really fun photos!

Outside the small agricultural area of Aqua Caliente, I found this great Gila Woodpecker nest. It was flying back and forth with these translucent white seeds.. I have not been able to figure out what they are yet but is makes for a great photo!!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A new bird website

Hello all....sorry for the prolonged absence, but things are starting to settle down now. Despite all the activity in our lives, the one big news is that the web site for Focus On Feathers is finassllly (Well mostly) complete!! I still want to upgrade a few of the photos, but if you get a chance, take a look at let me know what you think.

Link to FOF website

Thanks everybody..