Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Phainopepla Makes Home in Our Hood

Newmanista and top photographer, Donna Stephens, took these pictures of a Phainopepla, a bird seen around our neighborhood and in El Paso. In an email, Donna wrote:


This little guy was being chased by a mockingbird this afternoon. I figured you would know this bird. Lee and I thought it was a Texas Cardinal if there is such a bird.

He is still out there flying back and forth between our house and the electric wires and still being chased by the mocking bird.

Nice afternoon today for outdoor activities we sure are lucky in our little corner of Far West Texas/New Mexico.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's actually a photo of a Phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens). Nice photo. I've never seen one in El Paso.