Friday, July 29, 2016

Animal Signs: Peregrine Falcon

Here is a Peregrine Falcon perched on an appropriate sign -- other birds beware!

Peregrine Falcon of High Voltage

Thursday, July 28, 2016

New Photos: Varied Bunting

Another gorgeous bird is the Varied Bunting. Here a couple of photos from Montosa Canyon:

Varied Bunting

Varied Bunting

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Animal Signs: Mountain Bluebird

Here are a couple of photos of Mountain Bluebirds perched on signs:

Mountain Bluebird on Road Sign

Mountain Bluebird near Trail 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

New Photos: Scissor Tailed Flycatcher

Another trip back to the Sierra Vista EOP (on Moson Road) found the same Scissor Tailed Flycatcher which is rare outside of Texas and Oklahoma:

Scissor Tailed Flycatcher

Scissor Tailed Flycatcher

Sunday, July 24, 2016

New Photos: Painted Redstart

Although only found in Southern Arizona and New Mexico, the Painted Redstart is usually seen this time of the year in the mountain canyons. Here is one with a bug he's showing off for me:

Painted Redstart

Friday, July 22, 2016

New Photos: Great Horned Owl

The Homestead Trail in Saguaro National Park often produces a Great Horned Owl (or two). They are typically in or near the canyon wall at the far end of the loop. Here is one sitting in a "cave":

Great Horned Owl


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Animal Signs: Moose

Antlered animals use "signs" in the fall to scrape velvet off their antlers to get ready for the rut. Here a Moose near Cameron Pass in Northwest Colorado is doing just that:

Moose Scraping Velvet from its Antlers