I love these birds because they are willing to pose proudly. When you find one they are very easy to photograph.
These photos are actually from previous years in Arizona. This year I photographed this species before the glorious male plumage shown here. Good looking males should be allowed to show off!
A couple of years ago such a heron was a frequent visitor at our neighbour’s house. This bird was spotted near the Phoenix zoo.
I can’t get enough of these wonderful birds. This one was photographed at one of our favourite places–Usery Park in Mesa Arizona.
A lot of people don’t like grackles, but we should be careful about applying human standard to birds. Often their standards are better than ours.
Another of those wonderful wrens. These are much bigger than “our” wrens back home.
This vulture is common in Manitoba as well. They look so beautiful in the air. On the ground not so much