Pyrrhuloxia on birdbath

 

 

gila woodpecker on saguaro

This bird has a striking orange eye, and a beautiful song. Sitting on the Saguaro cactus outback, it is trying to get at the flowers before they open.

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One thing is for sure. Male Hummingbirds will not share a feeder. Right after this shot they soared off into the sky ‘sword’ fighting.

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Two Cactus Wrens live in the holes of this Saguaro. They go in and out of both of them. I don’t think the holes are connected inside because they always come out of the one they go into.

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Right before the rain started a couple of days ago, this Costa’s hummingbird was riding a Mesquite branch in the wind.

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This is the first time we have ever seen a Night Hawk flying during the day. They usually come out at dusk. There had to be a nest nearby.

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They are starting to get their headdresses and color. Soon we’ll be able to tell which are males, and which females. If a Dove comes to eat by them they are aggressive.

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This baby Copper’s Hawk found a pretty safe place to sit. Mom was nearby in a Mesquite tree and another baby bird still in the nest. Look at those big feet! I wonder if they grow into them, kind of like dogs do.

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