Backyard birding (or, the birds think it’s winter!)
- I would make fun of this name, if I wasn’t a birder: Red-naped Sapsucker. Yes, that’s a real name. And, yes, he sucks sap. I’ve been enjoying one in my back yard for about a week. It’s the first time I’ve seen on in the Phoenix area.
(not my photo!!)
- After the demise of my hummingbird feeder, my dear husband bought me another, as a surprise. I haven’t hung it up yet; I think I’m going to attach it to a limb of a tree in our back yard, so it doesn’t drip sweet goo on the back patio. It’s lovely copper with a real glass container. 🙂
- I’m also happy for the return of Say’s Phoebes. Occasionally, I see a Say’s during the summer, but they’re much more common in the winter. Not that it’s really winter here, yet. They’re not really exciting birds, but they’re… peaceful. Peaceful birds. And, I like their gentle-but-clear whistled call.
Photo by Peter Basterfield
Posted on October 12, 2010, in birding, Life in the Desert. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.