Birding Blog Archives

October 8th, 2015
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Another New Yard Bird

My yard list continues to creep towards 100, with another new addition today. This isn’t one that I really expected, but they can and do turn up in odd places on migration from time to time, so there was always an outside chance. […]

September 23rd, 2015
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New Yard Birds

I’ve had two new yard birds in the last few days. A little unexpectedly, a HORNED LARK flew over, calling, on September 20th. Today, a more expected newcomer, a GREEN -TAILED TOWHEE was calling from down the slope. The latter was yard bird #97. […]

June 25th, 2015
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Yard Critters

I went out into the yard late this afternoon to enjoy the first monsoon rains, and found a couple of the more interesting creatures that I’m fortunate enough to share my yard with. Regal Horned Lizard […]

June 14th, 2015
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Horny Toad

I was watering some plants in my yard just as the sun went down, when I accidentally watered this little fella, a splendid REGAL HORNED LIZARD, colloquially known as Horny Toads. He didn’t seem too impressed! Regal Horned Lizard […]