Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I’m Not Hiding

1. BCNI-kab 1.

I’m not hiding out in a tree…

2. lost in the rocks-kab 2.

Or lost among the rocks…

3. contemplation-kab 3.

I’ve just been in a contemplative mood…

4. details-kab 4.

And lost in the details of Life…

5. hanging out-kab 5.

I’ve also been hanging out with a few friends,

6. don't squawk-kab 6.

So don’t squawk! I’ll be back to blogging soon…

7. jumping for joy-kab 7.

cause I’m jumping with joy over all the new birds I’ve seen!

Note: All the above pictures were taken on a November 7th visit to Reid Park here in Tucson except for the last shot, which was taken in Madera Canyon while searching for the Red-breasted Sapsucker. I’ve just offloaded over 600 photos and will be cranking out blog posts as fast as I can process the photos and write them! Meanwhile I keep on counting birds while trying to get ready for the holidays! I hope you’ll come back and visit me again! (Below is a list of the birds seen in the above photos.)

  1. Black-crowned Night Heron in tree near Reid Park Pond
  2. Black-crowned Night Heron in rocks along creek at Reid Park
  3. Female American Widgeon in Reid Park Pond
  4. Male Mallard napping on shore of Reid Park Pond
  5. Female Hooded Merganser with male Ring-necked Duck and domestic ducks in Reid Park Pond
  6. Snowy Egret in Reid Park
  7. Ruby-crowned Kinglet in Madera Canyon


  1. I love this theme and those bird pictures are a delight. Especially loved the last one.

  2. Very fun discoveries around the park:) Our parks have so many great birds!

    1. Chris, it is amazing what turns up at the parks here in Tucson as you well know!

  3. Hi Katie... Great shot's loved the caption too!!
    Love the contemplation duck !!


  4. Cute post, Kathie! I will be looking forward to seeing your new birds!

    1. eileen, I am working on the posts every day! Thanks!

  5. Seems like the perfect way to Be. The detail in that mallard shot is superb.

    1. Gaelyn, I was hoping it would turn out that way when I took the shot! Thanks!

  6. Fun post! Can completely understand! We need to talk soon!

    1. Kathryn, it was fun to write and it all came together well. It was the shot of the heron in the rocks that inspired me.

  7. Hi Kathie, back again to thank you kindly for the ID on my cormorant :) Have a great day!


Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.