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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

Cactus wrens 1 - Black King snake 0

Just listened to a very noisy and dramatic fight between a two Cactus wrens and a black King snake. The snake had wound its way up into a Cholla to empty the nest of its babies and it didn't seem the least bit deterred by the thorns. The Cactus wren even got some help defending its nest from a Curved-billed Thrasher. To think some people need a TV for entertainment!



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Spring blooms



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Blooming pincushion cactus

Don't usually see these bloom until monsoon!



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Monday, April 11, 2016

Osprey

Saw an Osprey perched on a telephone pole along Tanque Verde. Odd since there is no water in sight except for the puddles from the weekend rain.



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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Prickly pear blooms

The two-colored blossoms on this Prickly pear cactus are my favorite in the yard.



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