I relocated to the Arizona desert in 2013 in an area that some might describe as the middle of nowhere, but Las Vegas, Nevada is only an hour drive. When I'm sitting on my deck at the back of the house, I feel that I am in the middle of nowhere and I love it.
I can see Joshua trees, cactus and mountains for miles, clear and unobstructed. The best part is when the animals come around and the birds, so many birds! It's a joy to watch them all.
I've tried to capture photos of all the wildlife and this article is a composition of the birds in the desert.
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Gotta love the roadrunners!
Most of the birds you mention there are here in Colorado too, except for the Roadrunner.
Thanks Mira! The roadrunners don't come along too often, and they're so fast!
The roadrunner is so funny :) I think I've seen it before but enjoyed seeing it again :) I now remembered it's in Looney Tunes too :).
Fun page! I love birds but they don't like city life in Bucharest much :) Once you get out of the city though, to churches with nicely kept grounds, you begin to see all kinds of birds. Thank you for a nice, inspiring page!
Thanks Lorelei. I love watching the birds and getting photos. No parrots have come by yet though!
Thank you Susan. I'm so glad you like the pictures, I enjoy photographing the birds!
My mom thought the grossbeaks were parrots when they stopped by in their migration. She had never seen them before and would not believe that they were not parrots lol. Your photo reminded me of this. Love your pictures.
I love birdwatching. These are great pictures! Here in Arkansas we have many of the same species. Our quail, though, are Bob White quail which look a bit different from your family. Love their names! :)
Thanks BarbRad. I'm not good at identifying birds either, that's why I use Cornell University Ornithology Department!! They have all the answers and an easy to understand website.
I'm not a desert person because I can't take the heat, but I'm glad you photographed all these birds for me to see. I have trouble identifying birds, and this should help.