|The antics of the Rosy-faced Lovebirds at Granada Park|
So Gordon says to me, "Hey do you want to check out Granada Park before we head up?" I say, "Yeah. Sounds like fun." So I drive up to Phoenix from Tucson. And I remember quickly that there is a person shooting at cars along the interstate.
"Oh geez." I say to myself. "What is wrong with this world? Why are there so many stupid morons out there?" I think about my odds as I drive the sparsely populated interstate during the early morning hours alone. I safely reach Gordon's place and we take off quickly to survey Granada Park. Holy cow! There are lots and lots of Rock Pigeons and Rosy-faced Lovebirds flying around!
I swear these little cuties are taking over the Phoenix Metro area. We get to Magill's place and see more Lovebirds flying over our heads!
Then, I get excited spotting a Canada Goose. There are not many of these birds down in Tucson, but in Phoenix, there are quite a few. Why? Phoenix people love their water. And they have lots and lots of watering holes around the metro area creating perfect Canada goose habitat.
|Canada Geese are cool. We don't see them often in Tucson|
|An early arriving Ring-necked Duck|
|This bee demonstrates pollination at work|
Take for example this hummingbird imposter, the White-lined Sphinx Moth. This is for my friend Ragged Robin who loves moths. These bugs are often confused with hummingbirds because of the way they fly and look. Fascinating critters!
|White-lined Sphinx Moth|
|A Robber Fly gets smacked off the leaf by a Whitelined Sphinx Caterpillar|
|An early arriving Greater White-fronted Goose sans the white front|