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Flowering creosote

Saw the Costa’s humming bird in the same area on the west side, just south of the road; this must be his territory. All the Anna’s on the east side have their territory staked out, and sit each morning surveying it from the top of a tree.

Also saw a flycatcher, probably an Ash-throated Flycatcher, showing his brown rump feathers in the morning. The flycatchers don’t seem to be calling yet, so it’s hard to tell them apart. It was a clear, cool morning, and the doves were particularly fetching in the early morning sunlight. The White-winged Doves have a beautiful patch of grey around the bright pink eye.

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About Bill McCallum

I was born in Australia and came to the United States to pursue a Ph. D. in mathematics at Harvard University, met my wife, and never went back. I am a professor at the University of Arizona, working in number theory and mathematics education.

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