Sunday, August 6, 2017

Nearly 40 feet tall!

The Agave Salmiana is nearly 40 feet tall.  Here are some pictures from different angles.


Agave Salmiana, 

Agave Salmiana, 

Agave Salmiana, 

Agave Salmiana, 

Agave Salmiana, 
Another interesting thing about this is that there are two smaller bloom stalks coming and her are some pictures on them.  The first one already has blooms on it.


Agave Salmiana, 

Agave Salmiana, 

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Agave Salmiana Continues to Grow!

The view out our kitchen door has changed over the past seven weeks.





Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hummers at the Agave!

The other evening I was watching a hummingbird in the agave blooms when another one flew in and then there was a bit of a scuffle.  Here are the pictures
















Saturday, July 22, 2017

A Hummer Visits the Agave!

Here are my first pictures of a Hummingbird on the Agave Salmiana blooms.

Agave Salmiana and Hummingbird

Agave Salmiana and Hummingbird

Agave Salmiana and Hummingbird

Agave Salmiana

Agave Salmiana

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A Western Scrub-Jay and the Sunflower!

From the kitchen window I could see a Western Scrub-Jay land on the top of a sunflower.  Then it would bend over, grab a kernel and fly off to a tree branch to open and eat the sunflower kernel.  After watching this cycle a few times I grabbed a camera with a telephoto lens but was unsuccessful taking a picture.  Although the Western Scrub-Jays are somewhat comfortable with me around, that wasn't the case with this bird.  So I set up the BirdCam and got these pictures.


Western Scrub-Jay

Western Scrub-Jay

Western Scrub-Jay

Western Scrub-Jay


On the left side of this picture you can partially see the Western Scrub-Jay.  This is the branch it would fly to and eat the kernel of the sunflower.

Platform Feeder

I have a platform feeder on a post that is about six feet off the ground.  I also have a slinky on the post to keep the squirrels off.  I set up the BirdCam to see who would come to visit.
BirdCam and platform feeder

BirdCam and platform feeder

Western Scrub-Jay

Western Scrub-Jay

Western Scrub-Jay

California Towhee,

Western Scrub-Jay

Western Scrub-Jay

Western Scrub-Jay

American Crow
American Crow

American Crow

Western Scrub-Jay

Band-tailed Pigeon coming in and Western Scrub-Jay taking off!

Band-tailed Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon

Oak Titmouse



Morning fog with Western Scrub-Jay

American Crow

American Crow


American Crow

American Crow