Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Birding Mount Lemmon Again and Again

Some more photos from a quick trip up Mount Lemmon this morning:

Abert's Squirrel

Stellar Jay

Common Raven

Black Headed Grosbeak

Cliff Chipmunk

Red Tailed Hawk

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Birding Mount Lemmon Again

A quick trip early this morning up Mount Lemmon yielded some nice photos of some of the typical birds of Mount Lemmon. Nothing spectacular.

hermit thrush

spotted towhee

spotted towhee

western bluebird

yellow eyed junco

red faced warbler

red tailed hawk

Friday, June 26, 2015

Saguaro National Park - Great Horned Owls

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:

Thursday, June 25, 2015

More from Mount Lemmon - II

It's always fun to find these little Cliff Chipmunks running around:

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

More from Mount Lemmon

Woodpecker's in the mountain forest:

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Red Shafted Northern Flicker

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Birding Mount Lemmon

A trip up Mount Lemmon yesterday yielded some nice results:

House Wren Chick

Western Tanager Male

Hermit Thrush

Audubon's Yellow Rumped Warbler

Monday, June 22, 2015

Thirsty Bobcat at The Azure Gate B&B

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: