Gila Woodpecker & Neighbor's CatThis was the first cardinal to visit our new platform feeder. Green-tailed Towhees are busy scratching around the backyard like little chickens. Gila woodpecker announces his presence with a call that sounds like a loud squeak toy. The Gambel's quail family drops by occasionally. The youngsters are almost fully grown now. I think this butterfly is a Sleepy Orange even though it wasn't sleepy or very orange.
If you didn't see the backyard critters I posted on my other blog in July, and you want to take a peek, click here.