Tag Archives: Haiku

~First Junco Sighting

October 11, 2018, Loveland, CO

blowing wind and snow

forcing birds down the mountain

signs of change

 

First Junco sighting today; I saw just one. Birds are moving to lower elevations. White-crowned Sparrows have been enjoying the feeders for a week now. Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos to share.

This week we enjoyed the first snow fall of the autumn season. Forecast for Sunday in Loveland – snow and 11 degrees.

           

~Birding in Arizona – American Kestrel

~Cave Creek, Cave Creek Regional Park, November, 2017

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high atop a cactus

scanning surroundings for food

focused and alert

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American Kestrel, male

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Going for the kill.

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Sure hope it wasn’t another bird. I can’t tell what it is.

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Almost finished!

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“Glad it wasn’t us.”

House Finch, male.

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House Finch, Female

Happy Birding!

~More Beautiful Hummingbirds in my yard

~Loveland, Colorado, August, 2017

oOo-Broad-tailed Hummingbird

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Drinking nectar from a potted plant.

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oOo-Black-chinned Hummingbird

I  have been trying to capture this male, Black-chinned Hummingbird for awhile. He is very shy, and smart about staying hidden in the trees. These photos aren’t the best, but show his black chin and purple band around the neck.

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Black-chinned Hummingbird

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Purple band appears black without the right light.

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oOo-Broad-tailed Hummingbird

It is late evening and a time for rest.

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In the photo below a female Broad-tailed Hummingbird is sitting on a pine branch looking east. Perhaps she is reflecting on her day or contemplating her upcoming, long journey south.

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Last light before night

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evening’s last light

before darkness descends

stay safe and warm

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Black-chinned

It makes us feel good to provide these tiny birds with energy, in the form of syrup, to assist them along on their long, difficult journey.

 

Happy Dreams, Good Night

 

~Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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flowers bring a smile

lighten the heart with joy

may they grace all tomorrows

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Day Lily-in yellow
Day Lily-in yellow

As you gaze,

upon a Day Lily,

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,

is what you see.

Marigold in Orange
Marigold in Orange

Day Lily in Orange
Day Lily in Orange

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Yesterday, gone

Today, now

Tomorrow, coming  

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Marigold in Yellow
Marigold in Yellow

Cherry Tree
Cherry Tree

Sadly, I haven’t planted many flowers in my yard this year, but the few I have blooming bring me great joy everyday.