Last week my wild desert broom blossomed at the back of the yard. It was covered in a variety of butterflies. While I am good at identifying birds, I have little to no knowledge of butterfly ID, so if you know what these are (Doug Taron, Chris Rohrer or anyone else) please tell me! 10-24-12 Thanks Doug!
Many Thanks to Doug Taron for the butterfly IDs!
Of course, with all the butterflies, I am still seeing birds!
Beyond this point, there be DRAGONS!
I’ve been wanting to take its picture and try to identify it.
Finally it showed itself!
He is a Desert Spiny Lizard!
For those of you who read yesterday’s post about seeing the Tennessee Warbler in my back yard, well today I got another surprise when an actual Orange-crowned Warbler finally showed up in the yard! Yes, I checked! It did have YELLOW under tail coverts! That makes yard bird number 29! My yard list just keeps growing even though I only see about 6 to 8 regular species! For me, this is the fun of bird watching. I like the surprises.
P.S. I will update the info on species as I get it!