This little Ground Squirrel lives right on the other side of the fence. I put a Saguaro rib up to the feed bowl so it could get in and out easy. The looks on the quails faces are funny when they come up to eat and see the squirrel in there, but they all get along great.
What a place for a nest. Looks pretty safe to me. A Cactus Wren just finished it up. I can’t wait to see the little ones peeking out.
This is an unusual bird. They have an amazing song and puff up so much they look like they have a cape on when they are singing.
When I see a delicate little bird with soft feathers sitting on a Saguaro, I wonder how they do it. Those thorny stickers are big and don’t bend if you touch them. This little one was going in and out of the Saguaro ‘Condo’ hole there.
Perfect place to watch out for Hawks, high atop a Saguaro Cactus.
If you are in Tucson, AZ for some bird watching, this is a great time of year. Visit TucsonMenu for things to see and do, and places to stay.
It started snowing pretty hard late this afternoon and I fed the birds one more time. I wondered where they had been hunkering down and they started coming out from all over the place. I put some fresh hummingbird sugar water out too and this little one showed up. It was almost dark, so not real clear, but it let me get about 3′ away while it sat on the snowy cactus pad.
What a tiny bird. This one was about and inch and a half high. They are not afraid of any other bird in the yard, and will chase out another hummingbird if it comes in his territory.
High on top of a Saguaro, this Cactus Wren was singing away, watching the sun set. The Arizona State Bird is very inquisitive and calls from on top of the Saguaro Cactus. I could hear other Cactus Wrens answering in the distance.