It’s a ZOO Out There!

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An Update: Our Back Yard has grown into the Paradise we envisioned.

Yes… It’s a Zoo in our backyard!

Read this post and you will see what I mean!  🙂

We have lots of quail but we had a Momma this year!

It took Momma Quail 3 weeks to hatch her eggs!

Finally the day came! They hatched and the next day they were out walking around!

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They are so cute and so tiny! Those rocks they are standing on are the size of a nickel.

There were 8 babies. That is a small batch. I have heard as much as 21 can be in a nest.

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Look at Momma… she looks frazzled! This was the last I saw of them. She took them elsewhere. I was so sad!

She took them elsewhere most likely because of this big guy!

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Look at those talons!
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The Great Horned Owls perch in several places around our yard. They sound so cool at night! Here he looks like The King! Doesn’t he?

They sure are gorgeous!

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Then of course we get our average share of lizards… but not as many as I thought we would.

He was close to our back sliding door. I think he smelled my good cooking!

We are from the Midwest so when we had cardinals feeding at our bird feeder we were beyond happy!

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They come almost every day now!
Here in the desert we are so happy to see such a colorful bird!

We also get others who hang out too…

A House Finch? Orange in color.


A Bronzed Cowbird… Look at those red eyes! I believe they lay their eggs in other nests.Oh me , oh my!


Always room for butterflies and humming birds!

11212758_10202846899012506_246156459163347759_nWe even had a bunny…

He left too and went to the wash across the street. But he stayed long enough to eat a small rose and all of my basil!

Yes… I guess the Zoo gets a bit crazy!

The dove looking at my frogs… priceless!

But we love it here!

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We love our Bees

How about you? What animals come to your back yard?

Until Next Time  ~Nancy