Eric Moore is the owner of Jay’s Bird Barn, with two locations in northern Arizona — Prescott and Flagstaff. Eric has been an avid birder for over 50 years. If you have questions about wild birds that you would like discussed in future articles, email him at email@example.com.
The property is no longer a B&B, but is still what is known as a “pay yard.” Individuals can go birding on the property for a small fee.
Over the last month I have seen four different species of grosbeaks right here in Prescott! Not familiar with grosbeaks? The name says it all.
Several years ago, I planted six rosebushes in our backyard as a gift to my wife for Mother’s Day — one bush for each of our children. As I was sitting out on the back patio this past Sunday, Mother’s Day, I enjoyed watching little bushtits as they gleaned for insects on the rosebushes.
Last week, the evening of April 30, a large flock of very large birds spent a considerable amount of time flying over Willow Lake before finally settling down for the night.
This week is when the Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival was scheduled to take place at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. It was canceled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
I have been doing some yard work this past week. In the process of pruning an over-grown scrub oak tree in my bird feeding area, I found two suet feeders down on the ground that went missing at least six months ago!