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.
One thing is for sure. Male Hummingbirds will not share a feeder. Right after this shot they soared off into the sky ‘sword’ fighting.
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.
Right before the rain started a couple of days ago, this Costa’s hummingbird was riding a Mesquite branch in the wind.
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.
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.
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.