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Posted by redfish on April 1, 2014 at 9:17 am
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Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, AZ. Mar. 18, 2014. Beautiful weather, clear and in the low 80’s. A lot of the flowers were in bloom and more to start within the next 2 weeks. The Saguaro cactus will be blooming soon also. Maybe by the first part of April. Sony A77V with a Sony 70/400 zoom at 400, handheld. 1/800 F8 ISO 400. One of the best places for pictures is the outdoor cafĂ©. Make sure you sit at an outside edge table closest to the desert. You will see Curve-billed Thrashers, Albert’s Towhee, Cactus Wren, Gambel’s Quail, Northern Flicker, Verdin, European Starling, Hummingbirds, Roadrunners and various ground squirrels and chipmunks.