Male Cardinal 6-22-10
The quail block attracts more than just quail…
Here is one solution to my ant problem. I put a saucer of water beneath the feeder so that when the Gila Woodpeckers land on it and it drips, not only is the nectar diluted but the water is also so deep that the ants drown in it. So far it seems to be working. That’s a Costa’s hummingbird coming in for a drink in the photo.
My Pomegranate tree has grown like a big weed! It was full of blossoms and now it is bursting with the ripening fruit. The birds seem to love it as well. Soon all the desert will be bursting with ripening prickly pears. I think I may have to make jelly again this year!
A few wispy clouds float by over the top of Mount Fagan to tempt and tease us, but the dew temperature needs to rise and the wind needs to change directions before the Monsoon will bring us sweet relief.