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Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year

I had a little fun making a New Year's card or cards.
You can let me know which was your favorite.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

From Apache Junction

We have been doing a little birding and learning where to visit to find birds.
We have gone on a birding walk at Usary Park with a very good birder, Sandy who helped us a lot with what birds to look for and where.
When we visit Gilbert Water Ranch the birders we run in to there are very helpful with websites and birding spots too.
Here's a few of my bird photos many will be familiar to our TX birders as they are found there too.
I have tallied 74 species here in AZ so far, a couple of special birds are the gilded Flicker,White throated Swift, Red-naped Woodpecker and a leucistic Say's Phoebe. We see the Anna's and Costa's Hummingbirds, the Abert and Canyon Towhees, if we get lucky the Curved billed and Bendire's Thrashers(still looking for the Bendire's), and the Cactus and Rock Wrens. The one we want to get a closer look at and a photo of is the Ferruginous Hawk, we saw one on our bird walk, it's a beautiful bird and a lifer for us.
I watched the Lunar Eclipse Friday morning from the window of our RV.
We've gone to Mesa's Art Festival and went through the Contemporary Art Museum which had a show of bike art.
If you notice on the bottom of the collage above there is a saguaro on the ground which was caused by vandalism in the Usary Park. What a shame!!!
We've been enjoying our time with my mother and Ken has even made a couple of meals for us all.
Hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner, if I don't get another post up before then I would like to wish all my readers a Very Merry Christmas.