The Azure Gate Bed & Breakfast

9351 E. Morrill Way, Tucson, Arizona 85749
Innkeeper(s): Dennis & Christine Widman

Best Wildlife Photos of 2016: Cardinal 7 Dec 2016, 4:11 am

Cardinals are relatively common at The Azure Gate. This photo, however, was taken in Florida Canyon. What I liked about it was the bright red color of the male Cardinal amidst the bright green foliage in the woodlands. And he was singing away as I photographed him:

Male Cardinal

Best Wildlife Photos of 2016: Buff Breasted Flycatcher 6 Dec 2016, 4:58 am

Here a rare to the US Buff Breasted Flycatcher taken near Rose Canyon Lake on Mount Lemmon.

Buff Breasted Flycatcher

Best Wildlife Photos of 2016: Brown Crested Flycatcher 5 Dec 2016, 4:56 am

Next a Brown Crested Flycatcher taken along the Santa Cruz River just east of Tumacacori:

Brown Crested Flycatcher

Best Wildlife Photos of 2016: Bobcat 4 Dec 2016, 4:54 am

And one final Bobcat again from Sweetwater Wetlands:

Bobcat

Best Wildlife Photos of 2016: Bobcat 3 Dec 2016, 4:53 am

I could probably have had a whole month of Bobcat photos. Here's one more of the two sibling Bobcats playing:

Bobcat Siblings

Best Wildlife Photos of 2016: Bobcat 2 Dec 2016, 4:51 am

Here two sibling Bobcats playing at Sweetwater Wetlands:

Bobcat Siblings Playing

Best Wildlife Photos of 2016: Bobcat 1 Dec 2016, 4:50 am

Another best Bobcat taken here at The Azure Gate:

Bobcat sitting on top of one of our walls

Best Wildlife Photos of 2016: Bobcat 30 Nov 2016, 4:49 am

Bobcats once again take up several slots in my best photos of the year. Something about them -- no matter how often seen -- is exciting. This photo taken here at The Azure Gate B&B:

Bobcat

Best Wildlife Photos of 2016: Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher 29 Nov 2016, 4:45 am

Next up a Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher taken in Saguaro National Park:

Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher

Best Wildlife Photos of 2016: American Kestrel 28 Nov 2016, 4:44 am

With the Thanksgiving Holiday over, I have a bit of a break and will try to catch up on my posts. So starting today, and for the rest of the year, it will be my best (or favorite) photos taken this year. I'll do this alphabetically starting with an American Kestrel sitting on top of a Palm tree that had lost its top during the cold January (2016) winter. The photo was taken in what Christine calls "The Alternate Universe," or, on the map Santa Cruz Flats.

American Kestrel