Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Birds I saw today

Birds I saw today
Would you help me identify them?

53 Lovely Comments:

Anonymous Ann Marie said...

#6 looks like a house finch, and #8 I think is an Inca dove. Not sure about others.

1/20/2010 11:47 AM  
Blogger All things nice... said...

Oh Im learning bird ID at the moment but I have only got as far as Wetland birds so Im afraid I dont know any of them. Although Im not even sure if we have them here in Ireland. Not much use am I! :)

All things nice...

1/20/2010 11:50 AM  
Blogger squirrell said...

Well, I don't know what they are, but they are gorgeous.

And also I'm jealous of your sunny weather, as it has been grey and rainy here in England.

1/20/2010 11:58 AM  
Anonymous luanne said...

#3 looks like a type of sparrow, but I'm not sure which one. #4 is a curve-billed thrasher.

Enjoy discovering all the birds in your new neighborhood!

1/20/2010 11:59 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

#1 is an American Kestrel and #5 looks a bit like a shrike, though I'm not sure.

1/20/2010 12:00 PM  
Blogger Snap said...

#8 is an Inca Dove and I'll have to hit the books for the others. Wonderful inspiration for you!

1/20/2010 12:10 PM  
Blogger ashley said...

I agree #1 is a Kestral. #2 could possibly be an Oriel. #6 looks like a Purple Finch. What a fun game and a great day bird watching for you!

1/20/2010 12:13 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

I think # 7 is a Vermilion Flycatcher.

1/20/2010 12:13 PM  
Blogger Krys said...

This is fun! Here's my guesses..
1 - American Kestrel (male)
4 - Brown Thrasher
6 - young male Summer Tanager or Red Crossbill (can't see bill clearly) or Purple Finch
7 - Vermilion Flycatcher

1/20/2010 12:15 PM  
Blogger Moose said...

Mom and Dad received a cool Wingscapes camera from our cat for we love birdies! How about 1- American Kestrel, 2-Black headed oriole 3-song sparrow, 4- Curved bill Thrasher 6-house finch, 8 the Inca Dove doing what all Doves do!! Fun photos.
Tail Wags,
~Moose the bird dog & watcher

1/20/2010 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Amanda Nicole said...

Sorry I can't be of any practical help - but I just had to say wow! They're truly incredible little things, aren't they?

1/20/2010 12:20 PM  
Blogger Lisa Flowers Ross said...

Great photos!

1/20/2010 12:34 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Where do you live?

1/20/2010 1:27 PM  
Blogger Arely said...

#2 i think it is a cabecitanegra (carduelis magellanica)# 6 looks like a canary and #7 is a Churrinche(Pyrocephalus rubinus).. love your blog. have a grat day atte.arely

1/20/2010 1:32 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Lucky you!

1-American Kestrel
2-Baltimore Oriole (?)
3-some kind of sparrow
5-purple or house finch
6-scarlet tanager
7-some kind of fancy dove

1/20/2010 2:04 PM  
Blogger katy said...

oh, lucky, lucky you!! I can't help you I.D. them, but I can share in the excitement of seeing such beautiful creatures. Thanks for sharing!

1/20/2010 2:05 PM  
Blogger charmaine olivia said...

They're adorable <3

1/20/2010 2:16 PM  
Blogger m. heart said...

some of your birds (the finch, oriole, and tanager) will visit my feeder this coming summer! thanks for this little check-in on them ; )

1/20/2010 2:33 PM  
Anonymous Indie House said...

I have no idea but number 6 is gorgeous!

1/20/2010 2:52 PM  
Blogger Alisa said...

#2 and #7 have such wonder color!! I wish I could help witht he names, but no luck.

1/20/2010 2:57 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I love the vermillion flycatcher (#7)! My husband bought me this ( print for christmas and i love it!

1/20/2010 3:00 PM  
Blogger Tricia said...

I don't know what kind they are, but they're certainly beautiful!

1/20/2010 3:02 PM  
Blogger Kristie said...

These are my guesses:
1 - American Kestrel
2 - maybe a warbler?
3 - maybe a vireo?
4 - maybe a cuckoo?
5 - Shrike
6 - purple finch
7 - Vermilion Flycatcher
8 - Inca Dove
I always love your bird paintings!

1/20/2010 3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. American cestrel.- Falco sparverius (adulto).
2. Lesser Goldfinch.- Cardelius psaltria (macho).
3. Spizella passerina.
4. Toxostoma crissale (casi segura).
5. No se.
6. House finch.- Carpodacus mexicanus.
7. Vermilion flycatcher.- Pyrocephalus rubinus.
8. Columbina inca.

1/20/2010 4:15 PM  
Blogger anna said...

Unbelievable, we have to go to the Zoo to see so much beauty..

1/20/2010 4:21 PM  
OpenID lcroswell said...

You have so many responses already, but here's my list anyway.
1. American Kestrel
2. White collared Seedeater
3. Clay-colored Sparrow
4. Curve-billed Thrasher
5. Shrike
6. House Finch or Purple Finch - hard to tell which w/o more info
7. Vermilion Flycatcher
8. Inca Dove

Very nice photos by the way. I often take photos to identify later when I get home.

1/20/2010 4:48 PM  
Blogger ale balanzario said...

Hola Geninne, el primero me parece que es un Ceceto, un halcón pequeño que habita en el centro del país, son preciosos, que suerte tienes!! me encantan.

El número 8, es una palomita torcaz, también son muy lindas,

voy a fijarme en los demás,
Saludos en casa.

1/20/2010 5:46 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

#1 looks like maybe some type of kestrel?

I can tell your new location is going to be a wealth of inspiration!!

1/20/2010 7:13 PM  
Blogger Heather T. said...

Wow, how cool! Fun answers, too =)

1/20/2010 7:23 PM  
Blogger 郭富城 said...


1/21/2010 2:52 AM  
Blogger simply blue said...

I can't believe you saw all of these birds on your walk! Great photos.

1/21/2010 4:06 AM  
Blogger said...

Now where is my bird book?

1/21/2010 6:40 AM  
Blogger pombamarela said...

That's inspiration material :)

1/21/2010 6:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hola, Geninne:

¡Qué variedad de pájaros y qué colores más llamativos tienen! Eres muy afortunada por poder verlos tan de cerca.

Ah, y me encanta lo bien que quedan los pájaros que has dibujado en la foto de la anterior entrada. Además, es cierto que los colores recuerdan al cuadro de Van Gogh en Arles. Ha quedado precioso.

Muchísimas gracias por compartir tantas cosas lindas con todo el mundo.

¡Feliz jueves!

en Santander, España.

1/21/2010 6:54 AM  
Blogger Luisa said...

I don't know what they are but they are just beautiful! How wonderful to see those gorgeous birds on your walk.

1/21/2010 6:58 AM  
Blogger kimmie said...

I wouldn't know even one! ha! But I'd love to learn. They're Beautiful!

1/21/2010 7:00 AM  
Anonymous Wei said...

#1 looks like Red Backed Shrike :)

1/21/2010 9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. American Kestrel - in spanish Cernicalo Americana or kliss-kliss
2. Lesser Goldfinch (i love these birds but hate the name "lesser") - in spanish Dominico Cabecinegro
3. ?
4. Curve-billed Thrasher (cool birds) - Cuitlacoche picquicurvo
5. Loggerhead Shrike ? - spanish Lanio Americano
6. House Finch - i didn't think their ranch extended that far south
7. Vermillion Flycatcher - this is hot bird - in spanish Mosquero Cardenal or Cardenalito
8 Inca Dove - Paloma

1/21/2010 10:08 AM  
Blogger Caseymini said...

Geninne, I have #4 (Curved Bill Thrashers) that live in my back yard in Tucson AZ. If you want to keep them around, just throw out some unsalted peanuts for them They are crazy about them. They are really fun to watch, getting the shells open with their beaks. I love your birds and your blog.

1/21/2010 12:25 PM  
Anonymous carlamendes said...

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... I love your work!

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Can I include you in the blogroll of my blog?

thanks for your inspiration ...

1/21/2010 1:40 PM  
Blogger theroofcat said...

Is this for real? They are fabulous ... you are a very lucky lady... Wonderful little creatures!


1/21/2010 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Vincent-Lev said...

Really beautiful birds, wish i had my encyclopedia of birds with me, that would've helped me identify them lol. i've seen #2 before i think in Europe and #7 in US. #8 looks like some kind of Dove

1/21/2010 6:58 PM  
Blogger Veda Murthy said...

I love the 7th bird ...the red one! so much inspiration around.......waiting to c more bird paintings.......


1/21/2010 7:13 PM  
Blogger Georgia said...

I just love how you got the blue behind the first few photos. Nothing for it- you're going to have to get yourself a bird book and become a twitcher!

1/22/2010 3:39 AM  
Blogger RasaOM's Art said...

8.Inca dove
4. Trasher
6. Summer Tanger (first summer male and some females show uneven washes of red)
2. ? Mac Gillivray's warbler

1/22/2010 7:59 AM  
Anonymous Tereza said...

Not sure if you've already gotten all your answers, but here are the ones I knew: 1)American Kestrel; 2) Lesser Goldfinch; 3)White crowned sparrow (has a beautiful song); 4)Curved-bill thrasher; 5)House finch; 6)Sorry, don't know this one :(; 7)Vermilion flycatcher; 8)Inca dove. Hope that helps! :)

1/22/2010 9:10 AM  
Blogger CE Webster said...

What great pictures. I agree with Kestrel and Vermillion flycatcher& house finch.

1/22/2010 11:43 AM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

you must be in bird heaven
a perfect place for you really

1/22/2010 3:59 PM  
Blogger Leau said...

I come here often to see all the wonderful things you share. I came to read the comments to see what kind of birds these lovelies are and had to leave a comment because the word verification is PRENESTS and it was too much of a sign not to pay attention to! I love, love your beautiful art and charming words.

1/22/2010 7:13 PM  
Anonymous pop art said...

great collection of birds. where you saw this birds.

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