Category Archives: Birds

Humming Bird at Yellow Flower

Humming Bird at Yellow Flower

Canon 70D, Canon 100-400 f4.5/5.6 L IS @ 400mm, f8, 1/4000, ISO 800, 04-05-15 @ 15:14 localtime


Taken at the Desert Botanical Garden on April 5th, 2015. I had just about give up on getting any humming bird shots on this trip to the Botanical Garden, but this guy and a few others saved the day, for humming bird pictures, at least, towards the end of the trip.

Scrub Jay in the Morning

Scrub Jay in the Morning

Scrub Jay in the Morning

I found this scrub Jay in the morning hunting for it’s breakfast. It would come to the same Joshua Tree every morning just outside the glass door where I would have my breakfast. We would eat together before I would set out on my day taking pictures of the Monument.

Coon Bluff – For the Birds

Coon Bluff - Vermilion Flycatcher

Coon Bluff – Vermilion Flycatcher


A Male Vermilion Flycatcher. This photograph was taken at Coon Bluff in Arizona on March 2, 2013. It landed across the Salt River and waited, patiently, for it’s picture to be taken before flying away on it’s business.

Coon Bluff - Golden Eagle

Coon Bluff – Golden Eagle


This magnificent Golden Eagle was also out hunting her breakfast at the river that morning. She landed across the river looked back at us and continued her hunt for fish, not concerned about our presence as her mate flew over head.

Coon Bluff - Pair of loons

Coon Bluff – Pair of Loons


This pair rounds out the bird photographs taken at Coon Bluff this March morning. This pair of Loons looked at home on the Salt river.