Saturday, February 9, 2019

Today's walk report: 020919

The last walk report was on December 27, 2019. The last entry here was a NO walk report. This was because we got a bunch of rain and while there was a walk or two in the interim they were sans cameras and we were merely slipping out for fresh air and exercise. Since the walk on 12/27 we've had 3.73" of rain with a current seasonal total of 14.47". To put that in perspective, our seasonal total for 2017-2018 was only 6.07".  So, big dif' and there's more coming tomorrow and next week.

It was a wonderful walk today on a beautiful day. Here are some photos...

A red-tailed hawk soaring.

The desert cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii), also known as Audubon's cottontail, is a New World cottontail rabbit.

Our reliable friend, male Selaphorus sasin hummingbird, Rusty G. Alpha.

And our female Anna's hummingbird who is almost always in the same spot within mere inches. I think she deserves a name. Her suitor was hanging out too but I didn't get a very good picture of him this round.

A cloudless sulphur butterfly, a little sluggish in the cold (it was about 55ยบ when this was taken).

A black phoebe.

This Grevillea laevis is a relatively recent add to the garden. Both Docken and I have fallen in love with this plant.

Thanks again for coming along!


  1. Lovely pics! I got a new hummingbird feeder today and hope to attract some soon. Love those little guys and gals. Good to see my boy Rusty again !

  2. I don't recognize the Grevillea. Do you know the species or cultivar?