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Tree Huggers!!!

These guys are in full breeding color and sitting on branches 'watching their turf". This Desert Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus magister) is the rival of the 'push-up' lizard from my videos. These two, literally, brawl with each other.

This head shot (no crop) was taken a few minutes ago…June 14, 2009 @ WowArizona.com

Vertebrate Terrestrial animal Adaptation Feather Bird


This next 'tree hugger' is a arranging feathers after a bath. It is a male Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cyanthus latirostris).

Nature Branch Blue Daytime Twig


Lastly, WE DO NOT HAVE YELLOW HUMMINGBIRDS!!! This is pollen all over a female Costa's Hummingbird (Calypte costae), taking a rest between flowers.

Organism Branch Yellow Vertebrate Bird


All photographed June 13/14, 2009 @ WoWArizona.com
 

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Never knew about the yellow on the costa's. Great pics!
 

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That's the cool part, there is NO YELLOW on the bird!!!

tjkm said:
Never knew about the yellow on the costa's. Great pics!
Thanks!

The unique coloring is what made these pics fun for me, the unusual look of the bird. Since taking these, I've noticed a lot of them (hummingbirds) flying around all covered in pollen.

I got a bunch of new ones, this morning. Some excellent shots of bathing hummingbirds, showing a water soaked gorget that is still covered with pollen.

This female Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) also has yellow pollen on her head and chest. Note how the Scarlet Sage (Salvia coccinia) is rubbing pollen all over her head as she gets the nectar from the flower.

Hummingbird Organism Red Flower Pollinator


Shot this morning, June 15, 2009 @ WowArizona.com
 

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thanks for sharing the pics and knowledge with us again and agian...
 

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hummingbirds are awesome....

watching them fly is like watching a harrier or an apache getting ready to blow sh!t up....ive got em all over my house(yard/neighborhood) and it never ceases to amaze me how they can be flying at like 300mph (input exageration) and then stop mid flight...look at you like "hey what up" and then take off like top fuel dragster....totally awesome...
 

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LAst part of post (video) on our blog - link here

Hi,

Here is part two, on our blog.

There will be several videos from which to choose, one specifically the liazard doing his territorial 'push-ups'.

Thanks for looking at a little piece of our world.
 

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how was the ride and movie day? I was sad that I couldn't make it.....
 

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how was the ride and movie day? I was sad that I couldn't make it.....
Only a few people, we had fun. Two went riding on their own, we took it easy (shoulder trouble MRI at 2 today) and afterward we hung out and looked at nature. We actually ended up sighting and photographing a rare butterfly that is a state record. It will be included in the official state annual scientific compilation records. We never got to the movie...

(3rd state record for us and ourlocation)
 
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