Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Oriole sighting!!

I saw my first hooded oriole (male) of the season in the neighbor's pepper tree. He didn't come to the hummingbird feeder, but hopefully I'll see him again tomorrow.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Mafia birds return

The Mafia birds a.k.a. white-winged doves returned last week. It's hard to believe that a bird would consider Arizona its summer hang-out, but these birds disappear from Arizona in the fall, and arrive about the time Saguaro seeds are back on the menu.

They're bullies at the bird feeder (hence my nick-name for them). They also like to stick their butts in my water fountain creating their own bird bidet.

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