Monday, January 9, 2012

Sites along the ponds

I will gladly take hints as to the species of the birds!
I know the heron (bottom of page), but can only guess at the rest.
All sited at the Gilbert Riparian Park, January 9, 2012.



8 comments:

Snapper II said...

I don't know but they are beautiful. You have some beautiful photos.

Barb said...

What great photos - love your compositions.

Kathy said...

I say the top one is a sparrow of some sort. The difference between the varieties is sometimes very minute. Great birdie pics!

Banjo52 said...

Thanks for answering my question last time. The color and sharpness continue to see much, much better to me.

I'm guessing at Arizona versions of, from top to bottom, red wing blackbird or male oriole, Eastern Phoebe, and female oriole. I hope someone who actually knows this stuff will correct me.

Brenda's Arizona said...

You got me to hunting, Banjo and Kathy. I opt for #1 to be a Immature male Red wing blackbird. Found a similar one here:
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/PHOTO/LARGE/red_winged_blackbird_3.jpg

Back to the hunt. Thank you, all!!!

altadenahiker said...

I love the wise old man in the last photo.

Stella said...

Sounds like someone needs a bird book to study!

A Field Guide to the Birds West of the Rockies is waiting for you!

Cheers and hugs,

Jo

Pat Tillett said...

I'm not expert, but...
I'm pretty sure the first one is a Starling, the second one for sure is a sparrow, then I'm lost until the heron.
Whatever they are, nice pics!