Saturday, January 14, 2012

Nayarit Yard Birds

Grooved-billed Ani, Hooded Oriole(f), Vermillion Flycatcher, Blue Grosbeak (m) (f), Painted Bunting

The five acres my brother, his family and my parents live on in Nayarit has a variety of bird habitats. There is a meadow where tree seedlings are planted, an orchard which had many ripe citrus fruits, a banana grove, a bamboo stand, a small pond and flowering vines. Sugar cane fields surround the property. I would take a chair, sit in a particular area with my camera and wait for the birds to come. I identified 30 yard birds yet I know there were several species I missed. Some birds, such as the Mexican Yellow-winged Cacique eluded my camera lens as they hid the the bamboo and banana leaves. There is a new tab at the top of the blog with my Big January list to date.

N.Mockingbird, Juv H. Oriole, W. Meadowlark, Loggerhead Shrike, Hooded Oriole(m), Say's Phoebe

Lesser Goldfinch, Common Ground Dove, Pyrrhuloxia, Say's Phoebe, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Lark Sparrow



7 comments:

  1. Wow Wow Wow! What a great way to start of the year. There so many birds on your list you must feel so elated. Just an added bonus to a family vacation. Welcome back to the cold!

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  2. What you are describing about the birds sounds so wonderful. Your pictures are excellent,and I am sure great memories for you.

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  3. Your family's place sounds delightful. Nice to sit outdoors in January and let the birds come to you. A little different back home huh.

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  4. My goodness - what a lot of colourful birds! Lovely.

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  5. Ruth--I love the photo vignettes you make. I have tried to make such on Photoshop but have never succeeded.

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  6. It must have been quite a treat for a birder such as thou.

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  7. Wow! Great shots! What a nice collection of birds! I wonder what the mystery bird is? You have me intrigued!

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