Saturday, October 27, 2012

Red Alert!

The male Vermilion Flycatcher
Back by popular demand.  You all loved the Vermilion Flycatcher so much that I thought I'd give you more action shots of this really cool flycatcher! And lately I've been seeing them everywhere!
The Female Vermilion Flycatcher eating a dragonfly
I absolutely love these birds because they are curious creatures and seem to follow me around wherever I go.
This pic above represents how they "hawk" for bugs.  It's easy.  You sit at the end of a branch and eye up the clouds of bugs.  Then get yourself something to eat.  But remember to return back to the branch and enjoy your meal:)
The smallest or largest of bugs are targets.  This poor dragonfly didn't have a chance.
Found around areas with water, which include many of our parks, Tucson is home to this beautiful little bird. So if you visit, keep your eyes open for these colorful numbers.  Best times to spot them are early morning.
More tomorrow.....

25 comments:

  1. Lovely birds....i like that red one Chris.

    Greetings, Joop

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  2. Wow, that's an eye-catching bird.

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  3. Those flycatchers are just great.

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  4. Es precioso este pajarillo.. Que colores!!!.. Un saludo..

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  5. I love the Vermilion Flycatcher. It is a beautiful bird. I was able to see some in Belize but never got a good shot. So, I am very happy to look at your beautiful photos. Have a great weekend!

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  6. That bird is really kool looking. I don't remember ever seeing one in all my life living over there.

    I love riparian areas in an arid environment. It's the only time I truly enjoy green and wet.


    - We had popcorn snow two days ago and it's getting darker!


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  7. your first BRIGHT RED picture is awesome...but then again, so is the poor little dragonfly in beak...the flying shot...the sign with the shadow!! love them all!! beautiful!!

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  8. I'm going to have to come visit you just to see that bird! (Well, and you of course!)

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  9. Now that is a really really, red bird to see just everywhere Chris. I suppose just sitting around waiting for the next meal to come by is very energy saving, better than keep flying here, there and everwhere searching for it. Must try that at home!

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  10. Great captures Chris. You've got photographing the birds down pat. Especially like the action shots.

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  11. Mr Vermillion is a handsome chappie Chris, love these shots of him at dinner! Mr. Grumpy is a wild galah, just one of many that come and feed in my garden every day, I've just gotten to know hima bit better because he's such a character.

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  12. Fabulous birds and great images Chris! That male bird looks unreal in its coloration.

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  13. What a beautiful bird. I love Flycatchers and the colours on that one are gorgeous. Great photos to :)

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  14. Thanks for another helping Chris :-)

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  15. Such a lovely bird! Beautiful shots Chris!

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  16. I znowu Pan ładniejszy od Pani, jak to u ptaków jest :). Pozdrawiam
    And again you prettier than you, as it is in birds :). Yuors

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  17. Striking and beautiful birds! Love your shots! The first time I saw one was with Kathie Brown down at Lake Patagonia! Fell in love with them!

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  18. Me too. Love the red little guy.

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  19. They are so beautifully red, must be a real treat to see them in person.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  20. Great photos of a wonderful little bird! Thankfully the sign in the last picture doesn't also say "No Flying." :-)

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  21. Beautiful birds, love that sign with the shadow too!

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  22. Awesome photos Chris! I must have missed the first batch, but I'm really glad I didn't miss these. That little beauty packs some powerful color! I hope to catch sight of one these some day!

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  23. I love catching these little guys passing through my yard! I get so excited.

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