To most folks, winter means months of cold and snow. Here it means chilly nights averaging around 40 degrees. We might have a few nights when temps drop to freezing, but they are far and few between.
It’s planting season now, and this is Rose checking out one of two new shrubs I planted. By summer they should offer the flock a little more shade, and some yummy flowers to snack on.
The mystery is over since yesterday’s sighting of this beautiful bird. I learned these birds are Peach-faced Lovebirds. There’s a website dedicated to these birds with lots of information about their existence in Phoenix. I’ve lived in Phoenix for 25 years and have never seen this bird! I’m honored to have their presence on our little farm. Below is a link to learn more about these pretty parrots who now call Phoenix home even though their natural habitat is so very far away.
Peach-faced Lovebird Range Expansion Data in Greater Phoenix, Arizona Area
Citizen Science reported nest and roost information
The Peach-faced Lovebird is a very pretty small parrot native to South-western Africa. Like many caged birds, accidental releases in urban areas are common. Unlike most accidental releases, this parrot has the potential to rapidly adapt to desert habitats in Arizona… CONTINUE READING
Waiting for Breakfast…
It’s 50 degrees in sunny Phoenix, Arizona this morning. Today’s expected high is 69. Thanksgiving day should reach a warm 80 degrees.
TBN Ranch, once again as it was. Here we are, four months after the devastating monsoon storm that took our barn, many trees, perimeter fencing and property gates.