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01 July 2008 @ 08:59 pm
The birds of Rivendell  
I had fun shooting birds at Rivendell. I got three lifers (first sightings) - Western Tanager, Band-tailed Pigeon and Black-headed Grosbeak!

A female Anna's Hummingbird is looking for some sugar syrup

An American Robin

A Dark-eyed Junco. rivendweller, sorry for calling this a Towhee. :)

Black-headed Grosbeak (female)

Black-headed Grosbeak (male)

Black-headed Brown-headed Cowbird (female)

Black-headed Brown-headed Cowbird (male)

Crayfish or crawdad! I had no clue what this was and first described this as "Something like a lobster and a crab..."

Mourning Dove

Black-headed Grosbeak female

Acorn Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Western Tanager male

Band-tailed Pigeon!

Margaretrivendweller on July 2nd, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)
Beautiful, amazing once again, Yathin!!

Arun Pillaiarunpillai on July 2nd, 2008 05:17 am (UTC)
Splendid collection
Origaoriga on July 2nd, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
Superb pictures, the birds are captured at the real moments of their lives, each one has its own character ... Bravo!
ex_neke on July 2nd, 2008 08:34 am (UTC)
Lovely! :)
ashbirderashbirder on July 2nd, 2008 08:48 am (UTC)

some really nice birds..I look forward to the day when I will see a hummingbird!
Yathinyathin on July 2nd, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
you'll first think it is an over-sized bee or something... :)
sandy_tr on July 2nd, 2008 09:47 am (UTC)
Ha wonderful photos...

It's a pleasure watching them
kejnkejn on July 2nd, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
lovely colorful birds!

crayfish are a cherished delicacy here in sweden. traditionally you only eat them in the fall, starting in august (there used to be a ban on catching them at other times of the year). they're caught in traps (children like to catch them by hand in the shallow water at night with flashlights), then you drop them alive in boiling water spiced with dill, and gather friends and family for cheerful outdoor crayfish parties during which copious amounts of alcohol and crayfish are consumed (and not much else). :-)
depontideponti on July 2nd, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
Lovely,lovely pictures....and alas, I will probably not remember a single one, except maybe the mourning dove...