This year, when I took the tree down, I put it out back and sprinkled it with bird seed. Right away birds started coming to see the ‘new thing in the yard’. They didn’t mind our dog watching them. I don’t know what he’s thinking, but he does not chase the birds. They are used to him.
Old “El Rancho Robles” Dude Ranch in Oracle, AZ, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr. What was the 1930’s El Rancho Robles Dude Ranch in Oracle, Arizona is now open as the Retreats at El Rancho Robles. It has been newly restored to its past glory, a wonderful group retreat and event facility. It is […]
Rattlesnake, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr. We have spotted two large dead rattle snakes in the neighborhood during the last couple of weeks. As the temperature at night drops into the 60’s and 50’s, these venomous snakes may seek warmth on the neighborhood streets. Bring a flashlight on evening walks. Also, consider Professional Snake […]
Originally posted on Arizona Bird Watcher:Catalina Foothills, Tucson, AZ – This is the first male Northern Cardinal and male Gambel’s Quail we have photographed together. The cardinal had been there for a while and was singing (chirping) away. Then the mail quail jumped up in the tree, but was still about ten feet from the…