The morning started off mostly cloudy, and clouds blew around overhead all day long producing some interesting skies. In the late afternoon, we had dramatic pre-storm light. It’s overcast and raining this evening, so no moonshot tonight.
“¡Hola! Buenos Días. Me llamo Cara de Calavera (Skull Face).”
Blanca: “¿Qúe pasa? Cara de Calavera.” Cara de Calavera: “Hay un paparazzo en el dique.”
Blanca: “Oye paparazzo, ¿qué pasa?” Me: “¡Disparándote con mi Bazooka!”
Susan Hunter identified this bird as a Song Sparrow. It was foraging on the river’s edge.
Pre-storm dramatic light on the cottonwoods.
How many robins can you find in this tree?
The many faces of Tommee Towhee.
Mama Owl and Daddy Owl trying to get some rest after a night of really hooting it up.
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The unknown bird is a Song Sparrow. There are plenty of them along the ditches. I like the frosty look.
I thought it look like a sparrow. Thanks, Susan.
Thank you so much for sharing today’’s treasure trove of fantastic photos! They are all so beautiful.
You are most welcome, Juanita. Thank you for dropping by and sharing in the fun.
I updated to post noting that you identified the bird as a Song Sparrow.
Gorgeous dramatic cloud-scapes — and cute critters, Tim. Two or three drops of rain here, and wind. Dank cloudy sky — nothing to compare with those. Hugs on the wing.
Hi Teagan. The old guys in Spain would say “solo tenemos cuatro gotas” — We only got four drops. I could really relate to that. Although we got enough drops for Marble to go out in the catio, get all wet, come in and purr attack me. Nothing like a wet cat rubbing all over me when I’m trying to do other things.
7 robins and a few branches and possibly even more leaves! I love the owls!
You are right on the Robbins, Linda. The owls are really special. Thanks for counting Robbins.
Actually there might be and 8th Robbin under the mistletoe, but I can’t say for certain. It may be waiting for a kiss!
LOL! I pondered the same thing… his or her existence is as mysterious as santa claus! Maybe a robbin will find him or her under the mistetoe, unbeknownst to us!
The photos are beautiful, and I especially enjoyed the assorted birds and storm light series. The alpacas are sweet!
Thanks, Lavinia. There was a decent array of birds today.
What great shots, Tim, thanks.
Nature I’ll never really see, but you brought it to me!
Happy to share our critters. Thanks, Inchcock.
Happy to recieve them, Sir. Cheers!
I didn’t know alpacas spoke Castilian Spanish. I expected them to have a little more slang, and since they’re living in NM will likely speak “New Mexican” Spanish, lol. 🙂 Your robins are likely those who winter over. We have a robin population that do winter over, with most living closer to NM. They can fly to NM when we have periods of much colder weather.
You learned something. Thanks, David.
So much variety and so much beauty. Thank you
You are welcome, Shey. Thanks for dropping by.
I see some dramatic skies. The birds are beautiful and the alpacas are cute 🙂
The Tommee Towhee is a nice bird. We don’t have them over here
Wow these excellent captures are on a whole new level! The feathers of the birds by the water and in the branches! The alpaca skull heads are quite adorable. (I’m called MamaLlama for obvious reason by some of my grown youngin’s) The owls were on point, and that pre-storm light on the cottonwoods…felt like I was there. I’m a morning late but enjoyed these just the same!
Hi Mary Jo. Your not late. I posted it last night. MamaLlama? Sounds rather endearing. I’m so happy you like all the critters and skies.
Good Morning Tim…
What amazing captures yet again. I never tire going on a stroll with you.
And how I love Robins. We don’t have them here in the Valley of the Sun and always enjoy them when we head to Pennsylvania for the summer.
When living in Pennsylvania and Ohio for most of my life… seeing Robins in February was a sure sign of Spring. Thanks so much for the memories.
Loved the Owls too…
A lovely post my friend.
Have a great day!
Thanks, Nancy. Happy you got to see the robins. We have a lot of them right now.
Wait did I just visit paradise?!!!
I’m pretty sure I have…
A piece of paradise. Thanks, Marina.
These are wonderful photos Tim. I live all these creatures and the skyline. Alpacas have the sweetest faces! It’s good to see the owls again. Great post!
Thanks, Holly. Alpacas and Llamas have really cute faces. I’ve been seeing the owls almost every day.
That’s awesome, do you think it’s the weather keeping them close to home? They are so beautiful!
This is their territory. They are getting ready to nest and raise another brood of owlets.
That’s really exciting! I hope you are able to follow their adventures and share them!
I plan on it.
Incredible photos, Tim! I really like those close up shots of the birds, who knew Robins were so colorful!?
Robins are colorful. Wasn’t there a children’s song about Little Robbin redbreast? Thanks, Tiffany.
What a great post. Alpacas and Llamas. Their Spanish is great 🙂
And the owls.
Splendid. Your creativity knows no limits.
Thanks, Gabriela. I thought you mike like that post.
My pleasure. I love it!
Your photos are all spectacular and I am rather partial to “pre-storming” – Wowzers!
Thanks, Dale. Tonight was more post-storming. But both provide excellent effects.
This one was pre-storming. I thought I was on your other comment. I’m so confused.
Hahaha!! Now worries… I was confused too?
Is it just light on the Cottonwoods? Or, is there some rime on them. It’s like they all got new hairdo’s.
Hard to tell whose tree is whose.
Thanks, Resa. The cottons woods smaller limbs that will leaf out are very light colored right now. The sunlight really accentuated the light color.