Here is a Red-Winged Blackbird and a Common Raven I saw on a morning autumn walk. Red-winged blackbirds live near fresh water areas and open spaces like fields and prairies. The males are glossy black with scarlet and yellow shoulder patches. The female are streaky brown with a paler breast and white eyebrows. They eat… Read More BIRDS IN AUTUMN
Kachina Wetlands Preserve is a 70 acre area owned by the Kachina Village Improvement District. It evaporates treated wastewater from Kachina Village, just south of Flagstaff, Arizona. It was created with eight evaporation ponds, of which only a couple have water in them year round. The ponds have formed habitats attractive to wildlife, including birds… Read More KACHINA WETLANDS PRESERVE
I found these birds on a spring morning in the reeds and cattails at Kachina Wetlands Preserve. Learn more about wetlands here: WETLANDS American Coots are a duck-like bird with a white bill, red eyes, and big lobed feet. They are not ducks though, they belong to their own distinct order of birds. They are unique… Read More IN THE REEDS
The Red-Winged Blackbirds are back in my neighborhood. This one was very focused.