Monday, June 29, 2020

Wildlife of The Azure Gate Bed and Breakfast - Part VII

Continuing with wildlife photos I've taken here at The Azure Gate Bed and Breakfast since the Pandemic started and we began "staying at home":

Harris Hawk

Lark Sparrow

Female Lesser Goldfinch

Lesser Goldfinches feasting on Saguaro Blossoms

Male Lesser Goldfinch

Lucy's Warbler

Mallard Ducks enjoying our Swimming Pool

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Wildlife of The Azure Gate Bed and Breakfast - Part VI

Continuing with wildlife seen and photographed since the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic:

Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail

Cooper's Hawk Juvenile
 Coyotes come by frequently but don't linger. They may stop to get a drink in one of our water bowls. Otherwise they are just passing through on the hunt. Here's a very healthy looking one:


Desert Cottontail

Desert Kingsnake

Harris Antelope Ground Squirrel

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Wildlife of The Azure Gate Bed and Breakfast - Part V

Our little Bobcat has been around a couple of times lately:


Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Wildlife of The Azure Gate Bed and Breakfast - Part IV

Continuing with some photos of wildlife taken since the pandemic started:

Anna's Hummingbird

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

Black-tailed Jackrabbit

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Wildlife of The Azure Gate Bed and Breakfast - Part III

The Javalina's having been coming around fairly frequently of late. Here are a few photos:

Friday, June 19, 2020

Wildlife of The Azure Gate Bed and Breakfast - Part II

Part II of Wildlife Photos taken here at the Azure Gate B&B since the pandemic started:

Flyby Double-crested Cormorant

Gambel's Quail

Gila Woodpecker

Great Horned Owl with Owlet

House Finch Female

House Finch Male

House Sparrow

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wildlife of The Azure Gate Bed and Breakfast

NOTE:  Today we have a new visitor to our Blog. Uzbekistan has joined 141 other countries in visiting The Azure Gate Bed and Breakfast blog. Today's visitors included: United States, Hong Kong, Germany, Bahrain, France, Japan, Uruguay, Turkmenistan, Russia, Ireland, Portugal, Chile, and Uzbekistan.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has affected people around the world, it is nice to know that there is still a common love of wildlife.

Over the timeframe of the pandemic, Christine and I take time each day to wander around our property. Here are some of the photos from those walks:

Broad Billed Hummingbird

Cactus Wren

Cactus Wren

Curve-billed Thrasher

Curve-billed Thrasher

Curve-billed Thrasher

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Galiuro Mountains, Southern Arizona

One of my favorite spots in Arizona is the Galiuro Mountains, the northern most of the Madrean Sky Islands of Southern Arizona. It is north of Willcox and extends almost to Phoenix.

It's a good place to go looking for Coatimundi,  Hooded Skunks, and Striped Skunks. I've also seen and photographed Bobcats, Javelinas, Coyotes, Pronghorn, Mule and White-tailed Deer, Antelope Jackrabbits, Mountain Cottontails, Gila Monsters, Gopher Snakes and Rattlesnakes, There is a fair population of Mountain Lions, Desert Bighorn Sheep, and Bears though I've not found them.

Birding can also be productive. Over the years I've photographed Long Eared Owl, American Kestrel,  Merlin, Grey Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Swainson's Hawks, Zone-tailed Hawk, Turkey and Black Vultures, Black-throated and other Sparrows, Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Tanagers, Phainopeplas, Meadowlarks, Shrikes, Flycatchers,  and Wild Turkeys.

My trip a couple of weeks ago gave me some nice photos:

Singing Black-throated Sparrow

Gray Hawk

Gray Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Vermillion Flycatcher

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey

Friday, June 12, 2020

Birding Mount Lemmon

Mount Lemmon provides some great birding opportunities. Though rarely rare birds, it provides first time birders to Arizona opportunities for "Lifers." Arizona birds like Oliver Warblers, Red-faced Warblers, Painted Redstarts are relatively easy to find. Western birds like Acorn Woodpeckers, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Mountain Chickadees, Spotted Towhees, and Western Tanagers are also relatively easy to find. 

Acorn Woodpecker

Black-headed Grosbeak

Hermit Thrush

Mountain Chickadee

Olive Warbler

Painted Redstart

Red-faced Warbler

Spotted Towhee

Western Tanager

Wild Turkey

Abert's Squirrel