Birding Blog Archives

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 […]

April 6th, 2015
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Rufous-capped Warbler & Black-capped Gnatcatcher

A great day of spring birding, from Green Valley to the Santa Rita Mountains, with 85 species and loads of photos. Sonoran Gophersnake […]

September 24th, 2011

Yarrow's Spiny Lizard

Yarrows-Spiny-Lizard-Ramsey-Canyon-11-0924-07We found a really interesting looking YARROW’S SPINY LIZARD. It was quite small and lacked a really full collar, so was maybe a younger individual. But what it lacked in stature it made up for in color. It was showing extremely well and didn’t run away, which was unusual. This was explained when it darted from the log it was skulking on and grabbed a large insect from the trail just inches from our feet. […]