Sunday, February 23, 2014

Of Kingfishers and Canyon Wrens

I'm caught wanting to write a post, but without having anything I really want to say.  That may be a good thing for you readers.  Whatever it is, it is.  And so here are birds.  Dig it.

Canyon Wren - singing its balls off.

Belted Kingfisher
Ringed Kingfisher - considerable difference in bill size from the Belted.
The rufous coloration coming all the way up to the white of the throat makes this bird a dude.
Little Blue Heron

Northern Rough-winged Swallows have arrived.

Also, I saw a Western Tanager today, but couldn't manage any photos.  Sick bird.


  1. Nice work with them Kingfishers. The Ringed Kingfisher is stunning and well-endowed.

    Sweet crushed on the CAWR. You're right too, he musta been singing his balls off because they're not visible in any of the photos, and them are some high profile shots.


    1. Thanks. I've seen those kingfishers many, many times, and I can't get over them. Super lucky to have all three within 30 minutes of me.

  2. Canyon Wrens never let me get anywhere near them. What is your secret??

    1. The secret is find one that's desperately trying to get laid and then sit down next to a good spot for it to perch and wait.

  3. Those Canyon Wren shots are stellar. They have such an interesting sounding call...

  4. Canyon wrens are the best. I can hear the bombs falling now.

  5. Yea, I took a shitty video of it singing.