Welcome to Green Valley, Arizona!!!
I have had the pleasure of having my living area be in the "Arizona" room, which is simply the back room with windows everywhere and big sliding glass doors. This has allowed me to be greeted each morning by the bird community that visits here ALL DAY LONG to enjoy the treats my Dad sets out for them.
These creatures LOVE their goodies and faithfully, daily, my Dad fills up their different feeding spots.
To get a "real" glimpse of the beauty I am beholding I have graciously found photos online of all the different breeds, giving photo credit where I am able.
I only wish I had audio to go along with this for as BEAUTIFUL as these birds are...they sound even more glorious!!!
Welcome to George Carey's Desert Aviary!!!
The man himself doing his daily duty while of course the birds wait (somewhat) patiently, definitely anxiously to go back to eating.
Here is the mix I watch everyday, ALL day!!!
Special Featured Guest:
The Lazuli Bunting
photo by Doug Backlund
The Male Quail
The Lady Quail
The White-Crowned Sparrow
The Male Cardinal
The Lady Cardinal
The Curve-billed Thrasher
The Cactus Wren
The "Sweet" House Sparrows
The Male House Finch
The Lady House Finch
The Lesser (though I think Grander) Goldfinch
The "Sweet Sweet" Dove
This week's new addition The Black-headed Grosbeak
and of course....
The Lady Woodpecker
As well, I have enjoyed all the new babies tweeting with effort using all their feathers at the same time! So far I have seen baby doves, woodpeckers, and house finches, and if I am very fortunate then maybe, just maybe, I will get to see some baby quail before I go!!!
I can not forget!!!!
We also enjoy a Daily Visit by
"Bun-Bun" The Bunny
and his Gal-Pal (too shy for le camera)!!!
As well, here's a couple other fun and fabulous critters I have seen here on the property....
The Common (again I say Grande) Raven
and our Fabulous and Never Dull Visits with Our Neighbor
The Great Horned Owl
T. Beth Kinsey
Gratefully, GRATEFULLY, this visit I have not encountered any snakes, except those that are part of The Desert Museum safely behind glass. I have seen bats flying at night, and was greeted leaving the airport by a coyote crossing the boulevard.
Arizona... absolutely gorgeous and absolutely never dull!!!!