Some more photos from a quick trip up
Mount Lemmon this morning:
A quick trip early this morning up Mount Lemmon yielded some
nice photos of some of the typical birds of Mount Lemmon. Nothing
For several years Great Horned Owls have nested in caves along
the wash of the Homestead Trail in Saguaro National Park.
Yesterday, Christine's brother and his family and I walked that one
mile trail. And sure enough, there were the pair of Great Horns.
They put on a nice show for us. Here are a few of the photos:
It's always fun to find these little
Cliff Chipmunks running around:
Woodpecker's in the mountain
|Red Shafted Northern Flicker
A trip up Mount Lemmon yesterday yielded
some nice results:
|Audubon's Yellow Rumped Warbler
Having five acres in the desert brings wonderful surprises
from time to time. I had had a good day yesterday on Mount Lemmon
photographing birds. Spent three and a half hours on Incinerator
Ridge. I'll post the photos in the next couple of days.
But, in the meantime, as Christine and I settled down to watch
a movie at about 7:00 pm last night a thirsty young male Bobcat
came by. After a couple of minutes (yes minutes) drinking, he
wandered off to the back of our property.
Here is a sample of the photo series:
On Tuesday, I headed over to Empire Gulch, Las Cienegas --
about a 45 minute drive from our B&B. I got a late start, and
the fact that it was 110 degrees probably was the reason the
birding wasn't quite so good.
Unaffected by the heat, though, were the Black Tailed Prairie
Dogs and Southwestern Fence Lizards. So I thought I'd show them off
|Black Tailed Prairie Dog (note the black tip at the end of the
|Southwestern Fence Lizard
Something about the last photo that I really like; maybe the
old fence post, the rusty barbed wire, or the "regal-ness" of the
lizard on top of his post. Or maybe it's that it poses the lifelong
question of "sitting on the fence" not knowing or unable to
proceed. However, that's probably a little too deep for this
Have a nice day.
Got up before dawn this morning to get to Sweetwater Wetlands
at daybreak. Within five minutes I noticed out on one of the
islands there was an animal. He was peeking his little head out
from behind cover. Moments later he was out in the open where I
could clearly see him. He never knew I was there. A Raccoon! Here
are some photos:
There usually are hummingbirds around Lakeside Park too. They
seem to love the mesquite trees. Here an Anna's Hummingbird was
|Anna's Hummingbird with fly in sight.