A few of the natives around the house on a lazy Friday morning...
A new visitor last night 7/21/09 probably a Sonoran Toad but not sure of
Fake Scorpion - Zebra Tailed Sand Lizard
Tails up (when they run waving the tail they look exactly like scorpions)
Brown Whiptail - One of them is over a foot long including the tail
Watchful Ground Squirrel
Big guy - Spiny Desert Lizard
Ignoring each other
That didn't last!
Confrontation is inevitable
Can't a guy just hang out in the shade and eat bugs?
Female of a nesting pair. Weird birds, have flat bifurcated tail and
fly with seeming difficulty.
The male has a varied songs and watches the nest constantly. Babies have left the nest now
and are hiding in the bushes.