As I take a few moments to type this, I can hear the wind blowing in the Oak trees, California Quail carefully cross the backyard to open space and hummingbirds compete for the feeder outside the window.
I do grab the camera from time to time but don't keep it on me for fear of it getting damaged or really, really dirty. It's dry, I mean really dry! There is a layer of dust inside and out every day. We do our part to reduce water usage and only water the established trees as needed. The rest of the property is dirt which the dogs love to roll in and bring inside to share with the rest of us. If the drought continues a few more years, I think most of the wildlife will move on or decline.
The critters I manage to photograph while eating dinner on the back patio or while watering the plants have mostly been new-to-me. I hope you enjoy seeing the wildlife as much as I do while they're here.