I'll get back to the southwest trip. I can't leave the subject without showing you Canyon de Chelly. For "My World" this week I want to share what I have been seeing in my own backyard.
I took this through the window, a bird I hadn't seen at the feeder before.
I managed to sneak outside and get a sharper shot, a black headed grosbeak.
I'm not sure about this one since I can't see the back or wings but I think it is a non-breading American Goldfinch.
No doubt about this one, a beautiful American Goldfinch in full breading plumage. When I enlarged the series of images I found out that the goldfinches eat the green cones on the birch tree. No wonder it is always full of goldfinches.
The female Anna's Hummingbird likes the delphinium.
The California quail provide regular entertainment in the garden. The brown smear coming from the upper right is an out of focus branch.
That's my world this week and you can see other parts of our wonderful world by following the link to
That's My World, Tuesday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren and Sylvia.