Sunday, February 17, 2019

Favorite Wildlife Photos of 2018 - V




A female Cactus Wren with her juvenile sitting on a Century Plant stalk here at The Azure Gate Bed and Breakfast:

Cactus Wren

Friday, February 15, 2019

Favorite Wildlife Photos of 2018 - IV




Buff Breasted Flycatcher among the Douglas Firs on Mount Lemmon's Upper Sabino Canyon Trail:



Buff Breasted Flycatcher

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Favorite Wildlife Photos of 2018 - III




Broad Billed Hummingbird taking nectar from a Western Coral Bean plant in Molino Basin on the way up Mount Lemmon:


Broad Billed Hummingbird

Monday, February 11, 2019

Favorite Wildlife Photos from 2018 - II



Here is a Black Crowned Night Heron that didn't mind my photographing him:



Black Crowned Night Heron at Lakeside Park



Saturday, February 9, 2019

Favorite Wildlife Photos from 2018 - I



I thought I would share my "favorite" wildlife photos of 2018, so ...


First up, a Belted Kingfisher :


Belted Kingfisher at Lake Cochise






Friday, February 8, 2019

American Kestrel



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

Winter Landscapes XVIII: Winter on the Wenatchee



Finally, the Wenatchee River on the east side of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State:



Monday, February 4, 2019

Winter Landscapes XVII: Wells Grey Provincial Park, British Columbia



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).

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Winter Landscapes XVI: Out our Back Door



We don't get much snow in Tucson. But Mount Lemmon in the Catalina Mountains gets enough for skiers. Here are a couple of photos taken from our back yard looking at the Catalinas: