Saturday, April 25, 2015

Visiting Bobcat

If you go out looking for a Bobcat, chances aren't good. As Daryl Zero would say:

"Now, a few words on looking for things. When you go looking for something specific, your chances of finding it are very bad. Because of all the things in the world, you're only looking for one of them. When you go looking for anything at all, your chances of finding it are very good. Because of all the things in the world, you're sure to find some of them."

Many times when I go looking for a specific bird -- the yellow throated warbler in Patagonia, for example -- I don't find it, but do find something interesting and come home with a wonderful photo.

But some times, I don't go looking for something and it comes to me. Such is the case with a Bobcat day before yesterday around 5:00 pm. And as luck would have it, he just went about his business, slowly, quietly, without my  bothering him. The result 75 photos which I have had trouble deciding which I like best -- all keepable. Here are a few of them:

Friday, April 24, 2015

Florida Canyon, Santa Rita Mountains, Arizona

On the way back from Pena Blanca Lake a quick stop at Florida Canyon to look for the Black Capped Gnatcatcher. Yes:

black capped gnatcatcher


hammond's flycatcher

white crowned sparrow

sonoran coachwhip

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pena Blanca Lake, Arizona

And another day at Pena Blanca Lake:

zone tailed hawk

zone tailed hawk

zone tailed hawk

turkey vulture

gray hawk

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Empire Gulch, Las Cienegas, Arizona

Quick trip to Empire Gulch and Las Cienegas this week too:

dusky flycatcher

yellow warbler

rufous winged sparrow

american kestrel

cassin's kingbird

Monday, April 20, 2015

Rose Canyon Lake, Mount Lemmon II

A few more from my trip this week up to Mount Lemmon:

buff breasted flycatcher

yellow eyed junco

yellow rumped warbler

painted redstart


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Rose Canyon Lake, Mount Lemmon, Arizona

Took a quick trip up Mount Lemmon to Rose Canyon Lake to see if the Spring Migrants have arrived. The answer: Some.

Here are a few photos from the trip:

pygmy nuthatch

house wren

cassin's vireo

ash crested flycatcher

abert's squirrel

spotted towhee

western bluebird

brown creeper

american robin

hermit thrush

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mount Lemmon: Pygmy Nuthatch

And finally the Pygmy Nuthatch, always fun to watch:

Pygmy Nuthatch

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mount Lemmon: Pine Siskin

Pine Siskins are often present on Mount Lemmon in one place or another:

Pine Siskin

Monday, April 13, 2015

Mount Lemmon: Painted Redstart

Always beautiful no matter where found is the Painted Redstart:

Painted Redstart

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mount Lemmon: Leucitic Yellow Eyed Junco

It's always interesting to find an albino or in this case leucistic bird. Here a leucistic Yellow Eyed Junco:

Yellow Eyed Junco

Friday, April 10, 2015

Mount Lemmon: House Wren

House Wrens seem to be present on nearly every visit to Rose Canyon Lake:

House Wren

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mount Lemmon: Hermit Thrush

A nice Hermit Thrush kept close to the Rose Canyon Creek:

Hermit Thrush

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Mount Lemmond: Javelina

While looking for birds a came across this lone Javelina in Rose Canyon:


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mount Lemmon: Hammond's Flycatcher

Now a Hammond's Flycatcher:

Hammond's Flycatcher

Monday, April 6, 2015

Mount Lemmon: Buff Breasted Flycatcher

Here's a Buff Breasted Flycatcher from Rose Canyon Lake:

Buff Breasted Flycatcher

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Mount Lemmon: Brown Creeper

A quick trip up Mount Lemmon to Rose Canyon Lake produced some nice photos. I'll share some over the next few days. First up, a Brown Creeper:

Brown Creeper