Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher & Black-throated Sparrow

A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Colorado National Monument, Grand Junction, CO; 6/10/11.
Two other fairly common birds that I spotted on our trip out to California was the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Above), which I spotted at the Colorado National Monument (it is also common back in northern Illinois) and ...
A Black-throated Sparrow, Monument Valley, AZ; 6/11/2011
... the Black-throated Sparrow in Monument Valley, which I spotted in its usual habitat for this sparrow - in very arid areas, such as desert scrub with sparse vegitation.

For more information about these two bird check my past posts:



Sunset of the Day
I love the purple sky in this Bauman Park sunset, Rockford, IL; 5/30/2006

1 comment:

Chesney said...

Another Colorado bird...I loved watching that little gnatcatcher hang upside down on branches catching the gnats...quite entertaining!

Wow, those magenta shades in your sunset really make this an exciting image!