Anna’s Hummingbird, male
Some people think the desert is brown and boring and our birds are brown and colorless. It’s just not true! Here are pics from our yard in the last few days…
Above are a Pine Siskin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Verdin, Lesser Goldfinch female, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Lesser Goldfinch male, and Orange-crowned Warbler. They are all only 4-4.5 inches long.
Rosy-faced Lovebirds (the young ones have black on their bills and less vivid coloring on their faces)
Honeybee on Sage and Lavender
My sweet little Orange-crowned Warbler, “Tink”
Inca Doves (there were over 22 in the yard that day)
And guess what? We had snow in Phoenix on January 25! We’ve seen it in the mountains around town and a light dusting now and then but nothing like this storm!
So the desert is not all brown…and we haven’t even started spring yet when everything here bursts into color!