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Old 06-14-2020, 12:09 PM
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Originally Posted by steiconi View Post
We see rabbits, quail, doves, hummingbirds, and lizards every day.
less often, we see chipmunks and ground squirrels, roadrunner, cactus wren, and woodpecker.
Not surprisingly, we often see hawks, too.
In the evening, the owls hoot up the hill.
Occasionally we see snakes, mostly diamondback rattlers (ugh), and I saw a bobcat one morning.
We used to see coyotes fairly often, but lately only hear them in the distance.

The desert is surprisingly full of life!
And where do they get water to drink when thirsty, here in the Desert?

I live in a 55+ community and there's 2 skunks that have been located here, the last 3 months, and I've seen a wild rabbit running around occasionally. I live in a mobile home community and there are some residents here who remove pieces of the skirting under their trailers to allow stray cats, dog and even skunks to take up residence.
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Old 06-14-2020, 03:00 PM
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This week our yard has been visited by a fox, wild turkey, numerous deer, rabbits, hawks, countless birds, and a large king snake that appeared to be heading towards the 2 baby rabbits playing in the grass. I let him be, but I chased the rabbits to safety. I love our wildlife, and that keeps me from downsizing into a more suitable home.
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Old 06-14-2020, 06:56 PM
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I saw three deer in the yard today... one outside the kitchen window, and two outside my office window. All three of them headed to the trail that goes through the woods from our back yard. Also saw two gray squirrels chasing each other around a tree trunk (how do they not get dizzy?), and several happy red squirrels munching on sunflower seeds.
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Old 06-14-2020, 07:21 PM
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On my bike ride I saw a black dog 2 times being walked

Then later at my friends I saw thier dog.....
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Old 06-16-2020, 01:33 PM
Location: on the wind
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I was jolted out of a dead sleep today by bugling sandhill cranes...who were standing about 10' from my bedroom window. At 4 am. This dominant pair has taken over the neighborhood for the past several years according to my neighbors. They hang around the property a lot, but haven't seen them for the past week. I assumed the female was on a nest by now and the male was being secretive so not to draw attention or give the site away. Apparently not. They are deafening!

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Old 06-16-2020, 02:13 PM
Location: Southern Oregon
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Just this morning while sitting on my back patio enjoying a cup of coffee, I saw a Hawk attacking a Crow. I must say that the Crow was larger than the Hawk but the Hawk was getting the best of the Crow, I last I saw was both of them tumbling out of the sky and I think the Hawk won, for the Crow stopped it's distress call. Nature at work
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