Sunday, May 11, 2014

Oriole Madness at Desert Botanical Garden!

It was absolute Oriole madness last week along the Wildflower Trail at Desert Botanical Garden! 
High up in the ironwood trees four female and two male Bullock's Orioles exercised their acrobatic skills as they foraged on the yummy blossoms from every conceivable angle.

Other birds of interest seen at the Garden last week include a Hooded Oriole, a Black-Headed Grosbeak, a Chipping Sparrow, nine Black-tailed Gnatcatchers, two migrating Warbling Vireos, and several warblers including Lucy's, MacGillivray's, Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Gray, Townsend's, and Wilson's. To stay up-to-date on bird sightings at Desert Botanical Garden, see Diana Herron's DBG Birdwalk Birdlists page.

Remember it's summer hours at the Desert Botanical Garden, it opens now at 7:00 a.m. through October 1st, and for members only the Garden opens at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Photos by Peggy Thomas


  1. What a real treat! I love the Bullock's for their colors. Beautiful birds on those beautiful pics.

  2. Great combination of colors. Wonderful photos Peggy!


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