We seriously have about 8 Anna’s Hummingbirds zipping through our yard at any one time…dive-bombing, zooming right up in our faces, feeding, having territorial disputes, courting, whatever…
This male Gila Woodpecker has been visiting our half-dead Silk Oak tree for months but never stops for more than a few seconds…until the other day.
Northern Mockingbird, always regulars in our yard.
Verdins hang out here, too, and visit the hummer feeders.
Winter in Phoenix looks a little like autumn in other places.
The bees are coming back to our African Sumac trees which they love in the spring. These trees will be covered in bees in a few weeks.
The outdoor cats are usually in our yard or close by…
Stripey, pretending it’s Autumn
Ivory (she was grumpy before Grumpy Cat)
Edie, our only true feral cat (sibling to tame Ebony and Ivory)
Our other outdoor cat, Winky, actually lives in our neighbor’s house most of the time with his dog and comes over to our house to dine. Kind of a strange arrangement but it works for Winky yet doesn’t provide many photo ops for me.
Hummingbird Bonus Shots