Thursday, February 08, 2007
The outside thermometer registered over 80 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday. It's springtime in Tucson! We had a slightly wetter winter this year than last, so hopefully there will be some spring wildflowers. The birds are dancing in pairs - sparrows, finches, thrashers, cardinals. I've already seen a Redtailed Hawk mating flight. And now the Phainopeplas are returning. This gentleman was in the mesquite tree across the street.
Previous posts about Phainopeplas:
February 17, 2006 - Phainopepla - Backyard Visitor
February 5, 2006 - Mistletoe and Phainopepla
Firefly Forest's posts on Phainopeplas display her wonderful photography:
May 8, 2006 - Phainopepla, Male
May 4, 2005 - Phainopepla, Female