Northern Pintails have distinct blue-gray bills, a brown head, and white necks. The male has very long tail feathers and the female body is mottled brown. Northern Pintails eat mostly aquatic plants, the females will also eat insects before nesting. Here is one in northern Arizona. They seem to be in my area during late… Read More NORTHERN PINTAIL


American Coots are water birds in an order of their own. They have a distinct white bill, red eyes, and greenish lobed feet. Like ducks, they can dabble the water surface for food like tadpoles or small fish. Also they can dive below the water for plant vegetation. They can be found in large flocks… Read More NOT DUCKS


Pine Siskins are all over my area in northern Arizona. They are tiny song birds with sharp-pointed beaks, heavily brown streaked with yellow in the wings at the base of their forked tail feathers. Here are some Pine Siskin’s I saw in late summer among the wild sunflowers. Here is a fun article about Pine Siskins… Read More SISKINS