Bird “Portraits” from the Great Backyard Bird Count 2015
Bird “portraits” are always fun for a photographer. Any place works for viewing them. One of the joys of having a garden in the desert Southwest is attracting birds, bees, butterflies, and other things to it.
The Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico has many different microenvironments, and we get to see many different birds simply by going a few miles in a different direction. But, this past weekend was a beautiful one to be out cleaning up the yard in preparation for spring. So, I did my count and photography in the garden this year. These are a few of the very common birds in my yard at this time of year.
White winged Dove
Birds – another joy of gardening in the desert Southwest.
Nice variety of birds!
Hi, Tim. I didn’t have quite as many as some years, but it may have been the time I was out. I missed the flickers, the woodpeckers, the roadrunners, and the two different kinds of thrashers that show up periodically.
But, these really are the “typical” birds at my house this time of year.