I took my kids to the Desert Botanical Garden in early October. We were looking for a Great Horned Owl that hangs out there, but we picked the day that the were hanging Christmas lights, so no owls were around. But we did get some close views of some Cactus Wrens.
|Cactus Wren - Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix AZ|
|Gambel's Quail - Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix AZ|
|Rosy-Faced Lovebirds and escaped Budgerigar - Tempe, Arizona|
I got some nice views of an Orange-Crowned Warbler foraging in the scrub.
|Orange-Crowned Warbler - Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson AZ|
|Sora - Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson AZ|
There is a cornfield near my house and this has turned into quite the little hotspot, especially for Northern Harriers. I almost always see one gliding over the cornrows and decided to walk over with my camera one late afternoon. It wasn't long before I saw one flying by.
|Northern Harrier - Gilbert, AZ|
|Black Vulture - Gilbert, AZ|