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Welcome to my site. I take photos, and learn life lessons. I hope you are inspired by what you find.

Ezra 7:10

“Now Ezra had determined in his heart to study the law of the LORD, obey it, and teach its statutes and ordinances in Israel.”

Well, I'm a standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona...

Well, I'm a standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona...

such a fine sight to see...

 

     Well, it wasn't Winslow, but the birds I was able to photograph in Arizona were a fine sight to see!  So many different species that I don't normally get to see and photograph.  I added 21 different birds to my life list on my spring break trip. 

     Many of the images you will see are from an area called "Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch."  I know i haven't been birding long, but this is one of the most amazing birding areas I have ever been too.  I recorded 53 birds in just over 4 hours, and saw many more that I didn't capture images of. 

     Without further explination, here are my favorites images from the trip.

American Avocet (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

American Avocet (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Anna's Hummingbird (Phoenix)

Anna's Hummingbird (Phoenix)

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Black-chinned Hummingbird (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Brewer's Sparrow (Phoenix)

Brewer's Sparrow (Phoenix)

Curve-billed Thrasher (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Curve-billed Thrasher (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Gambel's Quail (Anita's House, Sun City)

Gambel's Quail (Anita's House, Sun City)

House Finch (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

House Finch (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Least Sandpiper (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Least Sandpiper (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Northern Mockingbird (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Northern Mockingbird (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Snowy Egret (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Snowy Egret (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Verdin (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Verdin (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Black-necked Stilt (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Black-necked Stilt (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Common Raven (Sedona)

Common Raven (Sedona)

Dark-eyed Junco (Grand Canyon National Park)

Dark-eyed Junco (Grand Canyon National Park)

Gambel's Quail (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Gambel's Quail (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Inca Dove (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Inca Dove (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Long-billed Dowitcher (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Long-billed Dowitcher (Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch)

Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Sedona)

Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Sedona)

Verdin (Out of Africa Wildlife Park)

Verdin (Out of Africa Wildlife Park)

Woodhouse's Scrub-jay (Grand Canyon National Park)

Woodhouse's Scrub-jay (Grand Canyon National Park)

Song:  Take It Easy by The Eagles

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow...

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow...

There is no Arizona...

There is no Arizona...