I don’t know about the rest of y’all, but I need a cuteness break, right about now.
So, I’m going to post some pics of these little birds we get here over the summer. they usually arrive in April or May, and it seems like they disappear with the first few snows of the Fall, so usually by October. I’m told they are called “snow buntings.” I don’t think these critters are really all that unusual. I probably saw plenty of snow buntings when I lived in the lower 48, but I sure notice them a lot more now. Their arrival is a welcome sign that what counts as Spring here is actually starting to happen. I hear them singing first in the Spring often without actually seeing any for a couple weeks. Finally, the numbers get large enough to enjoy the sites.
Love these little guys!
I took these pics over the last couple summers. (Click to embiggen!)
We all need a little cuteness. We need more than that, but cuteness will do.
Motives for making a blog? Endless. But a leetul escape from the real world is probably in the top ten.
More for you from recent vacation.
White-headed sparrow at Joshua Tree, Lost Palms Trail, and this embiggens a lot. https://photos.app.goo.gl/rVnUy3RSYyZz1wrL7
Great Conjunction inside Joshua tree https://photos.app.goo.gl/2EskanSpAFanx9uC8
More #birding. Black throated sparrow, the classic deserts sparrow, at Joshua Tree. https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ym54FbNv6CenHiaJ6
Super cool. The sparrow is especially beautiful.
Ubi Dubium said:
That one on the log looks more like a sandpiper. Do you get those in your area?
It is … not sure exactly which species of sandpiper. Here in Tex-ass, at a nearby NWR, I saw 14 species of “sandpipers and their allies,” as Fish and Wildlife calls them, last spring.
carol hopkins said:
Beautiful! Yes, we did need a cuteness break. Thanks!
Robert Hearn said:
Mother Nature at her best 🙂
I needed this post today. Much appreciated