Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

An Early Morning Visitor

You know it is going to be a good day when the neighbourhood 'kitty' pays you a visit. You do have to be quick with the camera though, hence the slightly cropped image :)

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Sleeping Beauty

Whilst wandering around the yard in the evening, I spotted this magnificent Desert Spiny Lizard sleeping safely wedged in the branches of a mesquite.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Advantages of the Monsoon Season - Part 3

Well I can't quiet believe this but a third rainy evening and a third different toad species! And this one is a behemoth - the biggest species in North America, the Sonoran Desert Toad, isn't he a beauty?

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Advantages of the Monsoon Season - Part 2

Another little amphibian delight appeared after last nights rain, a Couch's Spadefoot. Amphibians in the desert are always such a treat.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Advantages of the Monsoon Season

When the evening rain storm passes all kinds of cool critters appear, like this beautiful Red-spotted Toad.

Monday, 12 September 2011


Not surprising these guys were the inspiration for a cartoon character, they are so goofy :)

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Isn't He Lovely?

The shy Pyrrhuloxia is definitely one of my favorite visitors to the feeders.
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