Thursday, December 8, 2016

Best Wildlife Photos of 2016: Common Merganser

The Common Merganser is naturally -- uncommon to Southern Arizona yet occasionally found during the winter months. This one I photographed appropriately enough at Christine's "Alternate Universe." There was no water for miles, yet here a water bird usually only found in relatively deep water which enables it to dive for food. 


Male Common Merganser in non-breeding plumage

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Best Wildlife Photos of 2016: Cardinal

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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Best Wildlife Photos of 2016: Buff Breasted Flycatcher

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

Buff Breasted Flycatcher

Monday, December 5, 2016

Best Wildlife Photos of 2016: Brown Crested Flycatcher

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

Brown Crested Flycatcher

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Best Wildlife Photos of 2016: Bobcat

And one final Bobcat again from Sweetwater Wetlands:

Bobcat

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Best Wildlife Photos of 2016: Bobcat

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

Bobcat Siblings

Friday, December 2, 2016

Best Wildlife Photos of 2016: Bobcat

Here two sibling Bobcats playing at Sweetwater Wetlands:

Bobcat Siblings Playing