Visitors to the Saguaro

Image of a Gila Woodpecker perched atop a saguaro cactus
Gila Woodpecker

I visited Phoenix, AZ recently. I stayed at a beautiful place at the foot of South Mountain. The place had a patio that overlooked the city and at the corner of that patio was a large saguaro cactus. The mornings were beautiful, so I sat on the deck and watched the birds as they visited the cactus. Here is some of what I saw.

The starling was not taken on the same cactus. It was sitting outside its nesting hole on a cactus at another location.

Note: Click on caption to see image at a larger size.

Image of a Cactus Wren perched atop a saguaro cactus
Cactus Wren
Image of a European Collared Dove perched atop a saguaro cactus
Eurasian Collared Dove
Image of a Gila Woodpecker perched atop a saguaro cactus
Gila Woodpecker
Image of an Anna's Hummingbird hovering alongside a saguaro cactus
Anna’s Hummingbird
Image of a Gilded Flicker perched atop a saguaro cactus
Gilded Flicker
Image of a Gila Woodpecker hidden among the arms of a saguaro cactus
Gila Woodpecker
Image of a European Starling standing by its nesting hole in a saguaro cactus
European Starling

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