Saturday, June 20, 2015

Hummingbird Nest

Last month my husband discovered a hummingbird nest on an oleander bush that he was about to trim.

mother broad-billed hummingbird


The hummingbird had fastened the tiny nest onto a dried branch in a way that was hard to see, but once I knew where to look, I could view it from the kitchen window.

mother


Only one of two eggs hatched.


The baby grew quickly

baby hummingbird in nest

and was soon out of the nest.

baby

mother hummingbird feeding baby


Just in case the mother hummer wants to use the same nest again, we'll wait awhile before trimming the oleander bush.

Linking to Saturday's Critters at Viewing Nature with Eileen.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spring Birds

Here are some pictures from April and May. I saw the desert birds on nature walks and took most of the yard bird photos through the window.

Desert Birds
roadrunner in a tree

phainopepla

rufous-winged sparrow

Gambel's quail

cactus wren gathering nesting material from a saguaro

pyrrhuloxia

black-throated sparrow

white-winged dove


Yard Birds

finches

goldfinches

white-winged dove and mourning dove

cardinal and house finch

house finches - red and orange

orange house finch

western tanager

broad-billed hummingbird in a nest

  Have a nice day!  

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

At the Creek

Hello!  These pictures were taken on March 24th.










Have a good day!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Brittlebush

Brittlebush is a common desert shrub that gets the name because its stems can break off easily. It's in the same family as the sunflower.

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Linking with Monday Mellow Yellows

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

In the Garden



brittlebush


globe mallows

Cooper's hawk

mourning doves

house finch

leafy greens

pansy

aloe

grapefruit

Speedy (our pet turtle)

Enjoy your day!