Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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Thursday, February 21, 2019
Every March there is a "Hawk Watch" in Tubac, Arizona along the Santa Cruz River, 15 miles north of the US/Mexico border to see hundreds of raptors migrating into the US.
You bring a chair, your breakfast (or lunch), water, binoculars, and camera to get a glimpse of some of the rarer raptors: Common Black Hawk (US population 300 nesting pairs); Zone Tailed Hawk (US population 300 nesting pairs), and Gray Hawk (US population 100 nesting pairs).
Last March I joined the crowds and got this photo of a Common Black Hawk. Ironically called "Common" as if they were everywhere:
|Common Black Hawk|
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Monday, February 11, 2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Friday, February 8, 2019
First let me welcome Gambia, the 139th country to visit The Azure Gate Blog. Thank you all.
Driving with guests in the grasslands southeast of Sonoita, Arizona we came across an American Kestrel sitting on a wire. Moments later he moved to a fence post.
I'm quite please with how the photos turned out.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Monday, February 4, 2019
Wells Grey is one of my favorite wildlife viewing spots. I remember one (minus 11 degree) winter sleeping in the back of my truck, waking up in the morning, and trying to brush my teeth; couldn't, tooth paste was frozen. In fact, everything in the back of my truck was frozen ...... except for what was in my Ice Chest!
Nonetheless I was determined to find some moose that day. As I went to the outhouse to take care of my necessities I found a photo:
Oh and I did find moose too. (Not in the outhouse).