The Red Tail Hawks

We moved into our home in July 2004 and never noticed the large nest atop a towering sycamore tree directly behind us. It wasn’t until the following April that a guest pointed out the nest and said, “You’ll have babies soon.” I was blown away. I had never even noticed the large hawks in the … Continue reading The Red Tail Hawks

The Bird Condo

I left a large Christmas wreath up too long in our loggia one year. Before I know it, wrens had started building nests. I decided to leave it up and have enjoyed the little families.

Small Birds in the Garden

We have many small birds that nest in our trees and shrubs, such as this Hummer Mom in a Japanese Maple in the courtyard.

Visiting Birds & Critters

We get lots of visitors, some wanted, such as quail, and others not so much (think squirrels and rabbits). The latter pose a challenge in the garden. The squirrels go after the ripe stone fruit in the mini orchard.