Peregrine Falcons In Our Neighborhood — Part II

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Peregrine Falcons have occupied a significant place in human culture throughout recorded history and probably before that. In the first post of this series I mentioned that Egyptians worshiped a god with

Lark Sparrows In Dramatic Lighting

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I’ve been an active photographer for over 60 years and a passionate photographer of wildlife for the past decade. As the years roll by I have become more and more interested in

White-crowned Sparrow In Early Morning Light

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. When I post I try to tell a story about the subjects of my images. To me, all creatures have fascinating characteristics and/or lifestyles. My mission in posting about these creatures is

Peregrine Falcons In Our Neighborhood — Part I

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Over the next several weeks I will be posting periodically about the Peregrine Falcons that spend the winter months in our community in Tucson’s suburbs. I’ve been photographing these magnificent raptors for

Northern Pintails (Mostly) — On The Wing

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I have a definite need to look at something soothing, given the events of the past few days. So, today, I’m bringing you

Red-tailed Hawks — Love Birds

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I was driving through farmlands recently when I encountered a pair of Red-tailed Hawks sitting side by side atop a utility pole. I thought that they were a charming couple. These two

European starlings in non-breeding plumage

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I confess that I’m a big fan of European Starlings. They are extremely beautiful birds even if they are a nuisance in so many American cities. As pretty as they are, I

Vermilion Flycatchers — Female And Male

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I posted recently about my “friend,” a male Vermilion Flycatcher that I’ve become acquainted with and photographed over a period of about three years. He inhabits a heavily trafficked local park and

Great Egret

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I’ve posted recently about how wading birds — birds associated with aquatic habitats like bays, estuaries, and ponds — show up in southern Arizona’s Sonoran Desert environment. It’s a function of two

Red Tailed Hawk — Getting Airborne

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Every bird species (well, every one that can fly) has evolved its own strategy for getting airborne. These strategies differ from species to species, sometimes considerably. Red-tailed Hawks and their buteo cousins,

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