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Friday, April 19, 2013

CMO currently

The oasis squeaked by, once again, without freezing. Everything is lovely and ready for birds and birders.

Had a few hummers visit the feeders today. The ocotillo are still in full bloom but maybe Carpenter Bees have gotten to them, making it harder for the hummers to satisfy their nectar needs. Even saw a female Lucifer.

There are tons of insects, which will probably abate as the warblers descend any day now. The mesquites are blooming, but the acacias (my migrant clock) aren't yet.

Had a Dusky Flycatcher this morning, and the screech-owl sat in plain view all day. I can't seem to resist photographing it. The new hasn't worn off yet.

This is the one I believe is the female.

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