Category Archives: Birds at Desert Trails

Pool is open

Our first visitors went for an early morning swim. No towels needed, just dried of in the sun. Pool temperature 70 F (21 C) and it will only get warmer.

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Ladder-backed woodpecker

Our newest nice bird picture. A female ladder-back who doesn’t mind us or the dogs. Right over our head in the mesquite trees. The leaves are gone, a good time to watch the birds.

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Screech Owls at the Front Door

Western Screech Owls have taken over the courtyard. We have one year round resident but he/she appears to have found a mate and now there are three offspring. Purple Martins are nesting in the big saguaro next to the driveway.

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Red-Winged Blackbirds

These birds showed up today. Rare in the winter and the first time for us to see them. Quite noisy, there were about 25 of them.

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Elf Owl

The elf owl is back, after a 10 year (more or less) absence and residing in the same hole where it was before. He/she likes the early morning sun.

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