2/27/13 the dark female Red-tailed Hawk is on the saguaro nest closest to our house. It's the nest she used 2 years ago, She seems to switch regularly.
3/1/2013 Swifts are cruising low over the state trust land as if ants may be swarming?
3/4/2013 recently mated Messor pergandei Queens are appearing at the black light
3/5/2013 airial ballet of two Prairy Falcons high above our backyard.
3/24/2013 Turkey vultures are back
3/26/2013 White-winged Dove
3/29/2013 Anorus arizonum
3/31/2013 fledged Thrasher, first Rattler. A Starling checking out the saguaro hole at the patio?
5/20/2013 First adult Kissingbug in the house. Brown headed cowbirds at franks
5/20/2013 Acoma sp. beginning to fly
5/22/2013 first Diplotaxis
1/23/2014 green branches on red-tail nest
1/26/2014 first rattler
4/1/2014 White-winged Doves
4/20/2014 White-faced Ibisses and Burrowing Owl in Marana, Sanders Rd/Santa Cruz River
4/20/2014 Night Hawks over the backyard and continuous purring sound
4/21/2014 White-throated Swifts mating in the air over the state land
4/21/2014 Havelinas come under the dog-fence at the potting shed and attack the Quail block
4/21/2016 Wilson's Warbler at my studio window
6/29/2014 Phainopeplas are back
7/11/2014 Queen of the night bloom in Picture Rocks and at Tohono Chul Park
1/15/2015 All our Hummingbird feeders are overrun by bees, just as the hummer numbers were increasing
3/1/2015 Our rattlers showed up, big guy and then the smaller darker one by the quail block
3/11/2015 Eastern Collared lizard Sabino Canyon walk
3/19/2015 Hooded Oriole male on tree aloe flowers
3/26/2015 Cactus Longhorn Moeilema gigas
4/4/2015 3 little downy red-tail Hawks in the oldest nest in the state land
4/5/2015 first quail chicks at Frank's across the street and Desert Iguanas are active
4/7/2015 White-crowned Sparrows are back
4/9/2015 White-winged Doves and Nighthawks are back
5/28/2015 Captive Dynastes granti males emerged from pupae
6/1/2015 Gilded Flickers fledged
6/6/2015 Paloverde Root Borers appearing
6/6/2015 Fledged red-tail Hawk chicks are still with their mother on the power poles.
11/30/2015 first ice on the bird bath. Red Tails and Kestrels seem to become territorial, Cooper's hunting around the feeder daily. Bees at the hummingbird feeders for a couple of weeks
4/12/2017 first Diplotaxis
4/16/2017 saw the first Nighthawk flying over our yard