Sunday Morning : Bumper Crop .. new Nestwatch 2 location and more.

Shadow ventures outside.
Black Throated Sparrow. Now two of them are residents it seems
Lesser Goldfinch
Bugs came by
He came right up to my feet . Rare
His mom had taken off into the bushes but he stayed out for a while
Unusual to see these guys down on the ground
The iridescent Phainopepla
They love the mistletoe berries
Back yard session.. always shaded so hard to get vivid shots
Wearing his Sunday best.  Also there are two now who I class as residents . yay!
Junior up close
Find it hard to get things in full focus these days
Lots of birds  species now hang out here. one at a time 😉
Pyrrhuloxia muscles in on Verdin territory
Early Morning Balloon.. every Sunday they gives rides
Pyrrhuloxia bravely in the yard. This suggest to me there is a nest nearby as I see a pair of them
Interesting shape of a Phainopepla right after take off.
3/4 birds in this shot. possibly the location of Pyrrhuloxia nest. need to check
Also Mr Gila is back in town.
This is the equivalent of Whole Foods for him. He stores stuff here in winter
Curve Billed Thrasher , likely from thrasher mountain (cholla in my yard)
I did see a more complete nest when i walked around last week. so he has been busy
One half of a pair of Black Throated Sparrows also seemingly resident
Nature’s Art
Completely  relaxed with each others company are  these two species.
Mom sees me and stops , but doesn’t run off
Courting couples. and I mean actively courting all morning 😉
Hummingbird. Also on a sad note the nest I found with eggs . looks like the parent was killed by something.. possibly roadrunner and they tend to eat them..
Getting ready to go out on a date.
Mr finch with a gleaming red coat. Possibly a parent

 

Berry popular location
The local food court
Mr Pyrrhuloxia takes over Verdin’s  spot
Black Throated Sparrow
Nature’s Art
2017 NESTWATCH #2  Dove nest .. in new location .. oleander tree. Right next to where Avril and Lavigne were born on AC unit last year.  coincidence? 🙂 I think not 😉
2017 NESTWATCH #2
2017 Nestwatch #2
Yesterday :  Sunrise through the big Palo Verde tree
Pyrrhuloxia sitting attop the cholla that has the abandoned hummingbird nest . just out of view
8/10 colors..  2/10 focus 😉
Gila Woodpecker ~ tho seems to have big bill. so maybe thats his name 😉
Big Bill investigates.. pbs 9pm sunday
closeness 7/10  focus 3/10
Lot of tree dwellers out . seemingly chatting
Bugs Junior
This is Buster .. last name might be Bloodvessel.  Not very clear but thought I would add it to the post

3 Replies to “Sunday Morning : Bumper Crop .. new Nestwatch 2 location and more.”

  1. Hello, awesome variety of birds. I love the Verdin and the cute bunny. Happy 1st day of Spring. Have a great new week ahead!

    1. Thanks Eileen. More pics to post , but the baby rabbit was so trusting. just came right over , usually they hide away. Happy first day of spring to you guys too ! Hope to shake off this flu thing this week, been a few weeks now.

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