Category Archives: Birds

Gardens and wildlife 7_24

Our small raised bed greenhouse has been a great success. We now regularly have delicious salads and the tomatos are beginning to come in. The nearby birdhouse was host to a pair of western bluebirds and a pair of coyotes … Continue reading

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Townsend’s Solitaire Nest

Earlier this month, we noticed a new nest under the portal that I assumed was made by the House Finches. I soon saw the bird fly out and after many photos, determined it was a pair of Townsend Solitaires (aka … Continue reading

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More critters 6_5_24

A pregnant thrasher and a tiny white-lined sphinx moth showed up this evening in our little courtyard garden.

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Critters and clouds 6_3_24

It’s late Spring and the higher temperatures mean the last of the brightly colored western tanagers feeding on the oranges we leave out. We found a large Achemon Sphinx Moth (a relation to the smaller sphinx moths that are abundant … Continue reading

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Spring miscellany and a sunset

Here are some more photos of our thrasher nestlings, who sadly were blown away during heavy Spring winds. On a happier note, we heard that putting out oranges would attract the elusive Western Tanagers and after doing so… lo and … Continue reading

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Spring Critters 4_30_24

Now that the temperatures are getting warmer, we’re seeing the wildlife beginning to appear. Along with the bothersome prairie dogs, we have our first black-chinned hummingbird and a new batch of thrasher hatchlings in a nearby cholla cactus.

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Cranes and Snow Geese 1_19_24

We drove down South to the Ladd S. Gorden Waterfowl Complex in Bernardo, NM to see the sandhill cranes and snow geese wintering there. A lot of birds, maybe due to the cold up North. The geese made a couple … Continue reading

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Snow, sunset and birds 1_15_24

Finally warming up from the bitter cold that’s been hanging around. Going on our usual walks proved challenging but we bundled up and slogged on. The first photo shows the sandhill cranes that passed right over us. The timelapse is … Continue reading

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August flora and fauna.

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A few more fauna.

Another round of critters around the casa.

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