The tiny Verdin is showcased for the first month of 2021. This fast moving bird tolerates the heat of the desert, always searching for hidden insects among the foliage. During the winter months it visits our backyard and eats the fruit of leftover apples still hanging on the tree.


The Vermilion Flycatcher is a delight to see and brightens our yard with his vibrant color. He adds a bit of festivity during this month of December. Happy holidays to all and stay safe!


October is red chile season! A local Arizona farmer grows all different kinds of chiles and throughout the summer his customers can buy the chiles roasted or unroasted. There is a choice of mild, medium and very spicy. In the fall the chiles turn to a beautiful red and the display in his stand is filled with warm vibrant color.


September is here and we are already seeing some migrating birds. A Nashville Warbler stopped by (just for a short visit) and luckily I was able to get a few photos before he flew off. On his way south to Mexico no doubt.


The hummingbird feeders are active all day long! Not only do we have the Rufous (top) and the Black-chinned (bottom), there are also Anna’s and the Broad-tailed stopping by. August will be a busy month!