Each year I donate a guided bird walk to be auctioned off at the Highlands Center for Natural History’s “Wander the Wild” fundraiser event.
Over the last week or two, I have been engaged in an exchange of emails with a customer who lives in Prescott Valley, near 89A and Viewpoint Drive.
Wild bird migration during the months of April Wild bird migration during the months of April and May will have a tremendous impact on the varieties of birds you will see in your yard. Perhaps you are already witnessing a changing of the guard in your yard and at your feeders.and May will have a tremendous impact on the varieties of birds you will see in your yard.
I was in Phoenix this past week and managed to squeeze in a few hours of birding—first along the Salt River, and later at Gilbert Water Ranch.
What a difference a week makes. Just last week I was in Flagstaff, and the wind was blowing so hard and the snow was falling so fast it was near-blizzard conditions.
Over the last few days I have been experiencing the lyrics to Michael Murphy’s hit song from the 70’s, ‘Wild Fire’, as “there’s been a hoot-owl howling by my window now, for six nights in a row.”
What a difference a week makes as we compare the weather this week to just over a week ago!
Last week, I was in Yuma participating in a Prescott Audubon Society bird watching trip prior to the big snow storm hitting Prescott.
I have been enjoying our winter weather — what a blessing it has been to receive so much rain and snow!
Last week, I wrote in my column that I hadn’t seen any hummers at the feeders yet.