Thursday, January 18, 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018
I'll get back to the New Year's Babies tomorrow, but for today, and since yesterday was about Owl Babies, I thought I'd mention that we have a Western Screech Owl that's been staying with us for two weeks now. He's a bit shy, and stays in a place that's difficult to get a photograph, but obviously a place where he is well protected.
Here's the best photo I've gotten so far:
|Western Screech Owl|
Friday, January 12, 2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Now we come to one of my favorite animals in the wild. I think Feral Burros are one of nature's most beautiful wild animals. Burros were brought to the US from the deserts of Africa in the 1830 -1850 time frame specifically for use in the Southwest by prospectors. Eventually, after mines played out or prospectors died, the Burros were released into the wild. So they have been "native" for 175 years or more.
Here a family of Feral Burros:
|One of my favorite photos of all time.|
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
In Arizona, Elk are very shy, if not afraid of humans. Typically they run as fast as they can when they see people -- even if already several hundred yards away. However, there are places like Jasper and Banff in Canada, and Yellowstone in the US where Elk pay little attention to humans.
Here in the little village of Mammoth in Yellowstone an Elk is nursing her young:
|Elk with Fawn|