09 February 2008

Short Update - Hawks and Says Phoebe

We've had occasional backyard visits from a Sharp-Shinned Hawk (pictured) and a Northern Harrier. The Sharp-Shinned actually landed in our yard, and then the Mesquite tree.

At lunch on Friday, I took a very brief walk at the perimeter of South Mountain. I saw Says Phoebe (pictured), Gila Woodpecker, Cactus Wren, and a few other common birds. It's still a little early for lizard activity - none were seen.

Sharp-Shinned Hawk

Sharp-Shinned Hawk through window

Say's Phoebe

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