Just spent five wonderful days in the sunny southwest
and got acquainted with some new birds.
Each morning I sat on our son's patio when the temps were mild
and these beauties would stop by.
Great Tailed Grackle
Just as at home, these cousins of our common grackles
had a lot to say.
This special little owl has adapted to the 'progress?'
going on around him
He has made his underground home at the corner of a busy intersection of six lane highways.
Our son and grandson came upon him one day when riding bikes and now look for him when passing by.
Unfortunately when the bull dozers come, these owls head underground rather than escaping to another location.
You can view an interesting video about one man's attempt to save them here.
And this was a duck at Lake Pleasant
I'm a little late while recovering from jet lag.
Lots more birds at: