It looks like a bluejay, but the real name of this beauty is Steller's Jay. Woods Canyon Lake, AZ.
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A male cardinal, photographed at Thunderbird Park in Glendale, AZ.
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A white-winged dove, stepping out! Photographed at Thunderbird Park in Glendale, AZ.
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A Finch at Thunderbird Park in Glendale, AZ.
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American Bald Eagle
From the photographer: "The American Bald Eagle Nest was taken at Woods Canyon Lake West End. There are 2 nestlings (eaglets). The parents feed them 6-10 fish per day combined. There is a Biologist there Fri, Sat, Sun all day on West End Trail, set up with his scopes and ready to answer questions about the eagles. The parents have been there 5 years and have 4 successful hatches and fledges."
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Female American Kestrel
From the photographer: "The American Kestrel is the smallest bird of prey in North America. It is the only bird of prey where the male and female have distinct colors."
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American Kestrel (Male)
A male American Kestrel at Thunderbird Park in Glendale, Arizona.
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From the photographer: "Taken in my back yard...Moon Valley -Phoenix. Loved watching the flickers share breakfast."
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Great Horned Owl
From the photographer: "Great Horned Owl, taken North Phoenix, on Mayo Blvd just East of Tatum Blvd."
From The Owl Pages: "Activity generally begins at dusk, but in some regions, may be seen in late afternoon or early morning."
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Black Chinned Hummingbird
A Black Chinned Hummingbird in Tempe, AZ.
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From the photographer: "This is a picture of a curved bill thrasher that was in my North Phoenix back yard, Tatum and Bell Road. He really enjoyed the songbird bell."
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White Crowned Sparrow
From the photographer: "Taken in our yard in Peoria, AZ. First time we ever saw one of these birds."
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A Curve-billed Thrasher in Peoria, Arizona.
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Two hawks sharing a lunch at Maryvale Golf Course in Phoenix, AZ.
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Harris's Hawk, backyard in Tangerine Crossing, Marana, AZ.
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Northern Mockingbird, in Surprise, Arizona.
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Peach-faced lovebirds in a Phoenix backyard.
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Yellow Headed Blackbird
A Yellow Headed Blackbird in Phoenix, AZ.
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From the photographer: "This photo was taken in Phoenix AZ in my backyard."
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Photograph taken by the White Tank Mountains in north Buckeye, Arizona.
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From the photographer: "An American Kestrel. They are resident to the west valley, but are seen in greater numbers in the fall and winter when they also migrate. This photo was taken in Avondale, Arizona."
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Northern Harrier Hawk
From the photographer: "A Northern Harrier Hawk Photographed in Tolleson, Arizona. They are seen in the valley in the fall and winter during their migration."
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Great Horned Owls
From the photographer: "A lovely pair of Great Horned Owls who have taken up residence in my central Phoenix yard. Left is the male."
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From the photographer: "This female Coopers Hawk has nested and raised her young in a tall pine in our central Phoenix yard for four years."
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Verdin in Surprise, AZ.
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Double Crested Cormorants
Double Crested Cormorants in Cottonwood, AZ.
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Blackchinned Hummingbird in Surprise, AZ.
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Hooded Oriole, High Desert, North of Phoenix, Arizona.
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Vermillion Flycatcher in Cottonwood, Arizona, Central Arizona.
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Summer Tanager in Wickenburg, Arizona
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Vermillion Flycatcher feeding in flight.
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Redwinged Blackbird in Surprise, AZ.
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Mexican Jay in Payson, Arizona.
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Raven Flying Over Walnut Canyon.
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American Kestrel on a Streetlamp in Surprise, Arizona.
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White Breasted Nuthatch
White Breasted Nuthatch in Surprise, AZ.
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Clarks Nutcracker in Greer, AZ.
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Acorn Woodpecker in Payson, AZ.
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American Bald Eagle
American Bald Eagle at Woods Canyon Lake.
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Rufous Hummingbird in Greer, Arizona.
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American Three-toed Woodpecker
American Three-toed Woodpecker in Springerville, Arizona.
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"The Lesser Nighthawk...forages mostly in flight, usually flying fairly low, scooping up flying insects in its wide mouth." (Source: Audubon.org)