Southern Arizona’s Farmlands — My “Office”

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. In my posts I often say that I’ve photographed a bird somewhere in southern Arizona’s farmlands. I’d estimate that I do at least 50 percent of my photography in this area. I’ve

Cooper’s Hawk — My Candidate For Tucson’s “Municipal Bird”

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I doubt seriously that Tucson has named a municipal bird but I would nominate the Cooper’s Hawk if the city ever considered doing so. Cooper’s Hawks are ubiquitous in Tucson, so much

Northern Pintail

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Today, I’m featuring a couple of images of an absolute stunner of a duck. This is the Northern Pintail. Northern Pintails or “Pintails” get their name from the long tail feathers that

Bobcats In Tucson

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I had never seen a Bobcat before we moved to Tucson more than a decade ago. I considered Bobcats to be exotic creatures, something one read about or saw in a zoo.

Gadwalls

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. For years I’ve featured images of some of the duck species that inhabit southern Arizona during the winter months. Somehow, I got out of the habit the last couple of years. This

Gila Woodpeckers

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I think that I can say without fear of contradiction that you will almost certainly encounter at least one Gila Woodpecker if you walk in our desert. These industrious woodpeckers clearly rank

Vermilion Flycatcher — Adult Male

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I’ve posted images of Vermilion Flycatchers over the past couple of weeks starting with immature males and females and continuing with adult females. Today it’s the adult male’s turn. I don’t believe

Yellow-rumped Warbler

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Lately, I’ve been taking afternoon walks in Tucson’s municipal parks. It’s way too hot to do this in the summer months, but winter, with temperatures in the 60s and 70s (Fahrenheit) is

Harris’s Hawk — Looking to Establish A Family?

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. One day last week I went for a walk at Sweetwater Wetlands, Tucson’s man-made marsh. Several of the ponds at the wetlands are rimmed with large trees, mostly Cottonwoods. As I walked

Vermilion Flycatchers — Adult Females

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. In recent days I’ve posted images of immature male and female Vermilion Flycatchers. Today, it’s the adult female’s turn to be featured. I’m convinced that, of all of the myriad songbird species

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