Early Spring at the DBG

Finch Cactus

Finch Minimalist

Finch Nest BuildHouse Finches

The cacti are not yet blooming but the birds and other critters are busy~singing, nest-building, flying, and running around at the Desert Botanical Garden.

Harris's antelope SquirrelHarris’s Antelope Squirrel

Ground Squirrel

SquirrelRound-tailed Ground Squirrels

Cactus WrenCactus Wren


Anyone nesting in there? Guess not.

Gila WPGila Woodpecker

Starling SneezingEuropean Starling

This poor Starling kept sneezing, he must have spring allergies.

YRWA DBGYellow-rumped Warbler, Audubon’s

3 Hawks

Red-tailed HawkRed-tailed Hawks

There were 5 of these hawks circling together.

Mourning DoveMourning Dove

ThrasherCurve-billed Thrasher



RCKI DBG CrownRuby-crowned Kinglet

I know that’s a bad photo but it’s the first time I’ve actually seen the red crown on one of these very fast-moving birds.


BTGCBlack-tailed Gnatcatcher

Sign 1

Sign 2

Sign 3

I’ll be spending more time at the DBG because I start my volunteer orientation there this weekend!

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7 responses to “Early Spring at the DBG

  1. What a great place for you to volunteer! I always love seeing your photos and be reminded of the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert that I loved so much.

  2. What a delightful peek at Spring in your area, and how fun you’ll be volunteering there!

  3. It’s always so fun to visit here, complete opposite of Montana . The cacti and flora is so pretty- cute little squirrel .

  4. Wonderful photographs, Candace!
    I just love that little antelope squirrel. I’ve never heard of them. Kind of look like a cross between a chipmunk and a squirrel. So adorable.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. So cute this little antelope squirrel !!! Nice catch, Candace
    Have a nice Day

  6. A fine collection of early bird shots that I find very educational.

  7. Congratulations on your new volunteer position! Sounds like a perfect fit. I’m happy for you. Judy

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