Random Stuff

Three hosers: Abert’s Towhee, Northern Mockingbird, White-crowned Sparrow.

Wintering Orange-crowned Warbler, “Tink”
Rosy-faced Lovebird
Lesser Goldfinch, female
Gambel’s Quail, male and female

I was surprised to see 8 quail in our yard the other day! That is only the second time I’ve seen them in our yard, which is not the typical place to find them. They hung around off and on that day, nibbling on various things, and I haven’t seen them since.

Here are a few more from my pandemic-driven “Anthropomorphizing Birds” series. They feature one of the 2 Curve-billed Thrashers, one of the 2 Abert’s Towhees, or one of the 2 Northern Mockingbirds that hang out in our yard and will work for peanuts. The whole album, to date, can be seen here on Flickr.

And here’s a little Inca Dove. The’ve been very plentiful lately, which is good, as they had been scarce in the Phoenix area for awhile but they’re back!

I was listening to NPR today and they were talking about a book called Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You). Remember when almost everybody had a blog? I guess that’s sort of “out,” now but, since I don’t want to have a podcast, I guess I’ll stick with blogging now and then. How about you?

4 thoughts on “Random Stuff

  1. I’ve been blogging for nearly 2 decades and still don’t plan on stopping. I’m finding that during the pandemic there seems to be a bit of resurgence in blogging. A writer friend of mine is also (for the second year) doing an online “blogging school.”
    I’m intrigued by the love bird — is Arizona part of their natural habitat? We have quails here in the Pacific Northwest and I really love them.

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    1. Diane, the story is that a pet store either accidentally or intentionally released a bunch of lovebirds back in the 1980s and they flourished. They’re all over in the greater Phoenix area now. The climate here is similar to where they are native in Africa.

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