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Surrender

October 29, 2020 - The life of a hummingbird is not easy. At only about an inch long, they are one of the most aggressive of all bird speci...
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Lesser Long-nosed Bat III

September 21, 2020 - I was only able to capture one image of a Lesser Long-nosed Bat last evening. I suspect it has something to do with my l...
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Vermilion Sunset

April 16, 2019 - The distant sun disappeared gently behind the mighty Huachuca Mountains as we walked from the San Pedro River towards ou...
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Black Phoebe

April 15, 2019 - The Black Pheobe! Some might say they are ubiquitous to the point of boredom. Or that if you have seen one you have seen...
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Feeding Calliope

April 12, 2019 - In the tiny enclave of the human population that calls themselves birders it is well known that the Southern Arizona hig...
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Pyrrhuloxia

February 25, 2019 - The mountains are still covered in snow and the temperatures freezing, but that doesn't change the inevitable signs of s...
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Harris's Hawk

February 12, 2019 - Here is a truth that might be understood only by another birder. I set a goal of 100 species for January which I missed...
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Photobombed

February 11, 2019 - I mean seriously, I spent all that time setting up the set, hiring the model, getting the lighting just right and this C...
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Say's Pheobe

February 08, 2019 - The Says Pheobe is elegant looking and charming to watch as they perch on various limbs around our yard. That affect dis...
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Black-throated Gray Warbler

February 06, 2019 - The Southern Arizona High Desert might not have the variety of Warbler species that migrate through my old home grounds...
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Western Screech Owl

February 01, 2019 - I don't know many things better than getting a text message from a friend sharing that they are on an owl. Except maybe...
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Lewis's in the Yard

January 31, 2019 - Birders, as a general rule, are list keepers. Most keep a master "Life List" list of all the bird species they have seen...
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Green Kingfisher in Flight

January 27, 2019 - Why is a Green Kingfisher green? I cannot pretend to know the real answer to that question, but I can make a good guess.
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Green Kingfisher II

January 26, 2019 - I am afraid that I will be boring all with images of the Green Kingfisher, but it was such an incredible bird offering s...
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Green Kingfisher

January 25, 2019 - The excitement of the chance to find a Green Kingfisher made the mile or so walk along the water's edge at Patagonia Lak...
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The Owl at the Beaver Pond

December 24, 2018 - One of the fascinating things about Owls is how well they blend into their surroundings. When you think about it, it is...
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Vermillion Flycatcher

December 19, 2018 - One of the great alures of birding is to see the incredible depth of color and diversity of the thousands of species of...
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Ferruginous Pygmy Owl II

December 10, 2018 - Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl II Southern Texas and Arizona represent the northernmost border of the Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls (FE...
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Swainson's Hawk - A story of fate

June 23, 2018 - Of all the visitors to our backyard, I find the visits from the Raptors to be the most exciting. We have had Sharp-shinn...
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Flight of the Hummingbird - 2017

May 15, 2017 - It is an annual ritual. Shortly after the return of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds to our yard, on the first clear and sunny...
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