So funny because its so true!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
|Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)|
My most exciting backyard visitor this spring - a male Spotted Towhee! He stayed for about 3 days, hopping around in true towhee-style in the thick brush. Most of the time he foraged on the ground under our seed block, mixing right in with the White-crowned Sparrows. But my resident Abert's Towhees were not as thrilled as I to see their colorful cousin and chased him away at every turn. I tried to tell them not to be so inhospitable to their visiting relative, but the Abert's just wouldn't listen.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
|Male Anna's Hummingbird fluffed up and only flashing just a hint of color.|
Speaking of Costa's, Tom recommends planting Penstemon to attract them into your yard. Costa's have shorter bills and are attracted to plants with shorter tubular blossoms. To attract Anna's and Black-chinned, try planting some Chuparosa, which have longer tubular blossoms.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Somehow last week a Red-necked Grebe got blown way off course and ended up at Tempe Town Lake. Its been a veritable who's who of the birder world on the Pedestrian Bridge ever since - Troy Corman, Tommy DeBardeleben, Rich Ditch, and Pete Moulton have all been out to catch a glimpse of this Arizona rarity.
Photos by Jeff Stemshorn, March 3, 2012,
Tempe Town Lake Pedestrian Bridge
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