Thursday, April 29, 2010

Birds noises


A spring day and the birds celebrate!

Hear how the birds, on ev'ry blooming spray, 
With joyous musick wake the dawning day.
  - Alexander Pope

The sound of birds stops the noise in my mind.
-   Carly Simon

All photos taken today at the Gilbert Riparian Preserve.

13 comments:

Remington said...

Great pics! Love the saying!

Naturedigital said...

Great photographs.. lovely quotes.
Costas

Diane AZ said...

There sure is a lot of twittering and tweeting going on lately. Great pictures, I love the baby geese!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what beautiful pictures. Great job Mom...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Tracy said...

Wow, you got some good shots!

Barb said...

For some reason, your middle picture is not loading. I love seeing the birds on the cacti - such adaptations in a harsh, prickly environment.

altadenahiker said...

Yes, I've noticed at the Huntington, the cacti spines don't bother the birds at all. And they eat what we're told are poisonous berries.

I love it when hummingbirds take a breather.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Hmmm, Barb, I can't recreate the 'non-load' problem. Hmmm. Maybe I will just 're-upload" it. Keep me posted.

AH, lots of BellaDonna plants at this riparian. Birds don't eat the berries, but they sure enjoy everything else. With a lovely name like BellaDonna, why does it have to be poisonous?

Tracy, let's meet someplace and photograph together!

BANJO52 said...

Apparently A. Pope and Carly Simon have never been wakened by a mockingbird.

What bird is that with the bug on the cactus? Maybe it's a HUMBUG . . .

Brenda's Arizona said...

It's a cactus-wren!

Elaine said...

Nice series! A lot of songbirds have arrived here in Fairbanks this week and have been singing up a storm. I love the photo of the Canada Geese and chicks. They migrate through here but I have never seen chicks.

Sam said...

Isn't that a wonderful place to go? We just took Sam and Monty there yesterday! We go at least once a month!

Sam

BANJO52 said...

North America's largest wren and the AZ state bird.