Monday, November 17, 2008
The birds are out in force here in Arizona. Or maybe I'm just that more tuned in because there are so many new species to see in a new environment. We live in a preserved habitat (excepting our own habitat infringement of course) so there are plenty of interesting visitors to our back yard. This morning, a Bell's Vireo (the grayest Arizona kind) and a gaggle of Gambel's Quail (adorable) in our little backyard plot. Yesterday late afternoon, this Western Great Plains Screech Owl peeked out of tree at the Botanic Garden here in Scottsdale.