Hummingbirds and more…

I’ve been just hanging out at home working and gardening. But I’m very entertained by all my birds at the house. I put out lots of water and a variety of food.

Around the fourth of July the calliope and rufous hummingbirds arrived at my house. So for the next few months I will have four varieties to enjoy.

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Broad-tailed hummingbird

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Rufous hummingbird

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Broad-tailed hummingbird

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Black-chinned hummingbird

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Caliope hummingbird

Lots of babies around home the last couple weeks.
A very good friend of mine built me a bird house a couple years ago. This year I was happy to report that a Bewick Wren nested in it this year.

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Bewick Wren

Not long after noticing the nest box was occupied they flew the coop!

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Bewick Wren

While walking Scarlett I saw a baby Canyon Towhee baby. I stood at watched it and it hopped over to me out in the street…much to the parents’ distress!

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Canyon Towhee

So I picked it up and put it in a safer place…to the parents’ relief! Lol!

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Canyon Towhee

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Canyon Towhee

I had a ladderback woodpecker bring its young in to feed on the bark butter I put out for them.

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Ladderback woodpecker

My spotted towhees had a couple of kids. Took me awhile to recognize what species the juveniles were.

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spotted towhee juvenile

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spotted towhee

One day I got to go visit Bill and Capulin Springs and spotted a couple of good birds. One of which was a new sighting for me. A Grace’s Warbler.

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Black-throated Gray Warbler

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Grace's Warbler

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Cordilleran Flycatcher

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Crest Road with Sandia Ski Area in background

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Mule Deer

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Bill Spring

I’ve been noticing a few new butterflies around home in the last couple weeks.

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Orange Sulphur

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I couldn't figure this one out....

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Painted lady

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American lady

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Dainty Sulphur

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Reakirt's Blue

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Taxiles Skipper

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Atlantis Fritillary

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Variegated Fritillary

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Still not good at identifying butterflies. Will have to research a few of these further.

Scarlett can go hiking now so I should have more interesting posts in the future 🙂

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