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Monthly Archive for April, 2011

Magnificent Hummingbird

The Magnificent Hummingbird is an Arizona speciality.  You can see the migration map here.  They barely appear in the United States and I got to see one in Miller’s Canyon.   I like how he can raise the feathers on his head.  I didn’t see any other hummingbirds doing this.  We were able to see […]

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Buddies

Audrey was my cockatiel for 18 years when we got him Conner has a friend.  Conner drove Audrey crazy at first but he eventually became respectful and every ounce of his being shows love for Audrey.  But Conner also loves me and Jon and when we moved to Utah we were worried that Conner would […]

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Hepatic Tanager

“Hepatic” is the Greek word for liver, which is a very red organ.  Hepatic Tanagers are named for their brilliant red color. We haven’t had a tanager on this blog for years.  And in that case I only got pictures of the female so this is my first post of a bright looking tanager. We […]

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Rufous Hummingbirds

Last week I promised you a Rufous Hummingbird and here he is:     When these guys hit the light they are spectacular. I haven’t seen one since my early days of birding in California.  And that bird might have actually been an Allen’s Hummingbird – they look so similar.  But this is without question […]

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Nestbox

Checkout this nestbox.  Trevor and Conner spend their evenings chewing a series of boxes placed around their cages.  Do you see all the bite marks around the edges?   They play really well together when they have the common goal of chewing boxes.   Trevor likes to always watch what Conner is doing, which has […]

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Spotted Towhee – update!

I got back last night from Los Angeles, which is a really fun town to visit for the weekend.  If you haven’t been to the Getty you need to because the art collection is amazing and the architecture of the buildings are gorgeous.  There is also a great view of smoggy Los Angeles because the […]

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Spotted Towhee

Utah has a huge list of birds that I’ve never seen.  According to my stats on Birdpost, I’ve seen only 168 out of 312 in Salt Lake County.  Well, a couple of weeks ago I got to add a bird that I never expected to see here: the Spotted Towhee.   I saw the first […]

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Black-chinned Hummingbird

From the Broad-billed Hummingbird to the Black-chinned Hummingbird. The Black-chinned Hummingbird is on the right in the above picture.  In most shots his chin looks black but in direct sunlight his chin is purple.  Here’s a hint:   Except for the chin, his colors are actually pretty muted.   His chest is really white. The […]

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Open Cage

Cockatiels are so ridiculously curious about everything!  I turned Audrey’s cage into a magical playground for Conner and Trevor by securing the door higher.   Of course I put a clip around the door so it wouldn’t slam down on a bird.   Both Trevor and Conner had to explore inside Audrey’s cage.  It was […]

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Northern Bearded Tyrannulet

I used to see Gray Flycatchers, Dusky Flycatchers and Cordilleran Flycatchers in California.  Utah is supposed to get all the flycatchers but I haven’t seen one yet.  I’m planning to visit more forest areas in the summer so hopefully I’ll see them.  In the meantime, the trip to Patagonia was great for seeing all the […]

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