Sunday, March 27, 2011

Santa Rita Mountains

Approaching the mountains

Within Madera canyon
A view into the Sonoran desert below
Riparian home of the Elegant Trogon
View from the southern foothills
Oak foothills

Old Adobe structure in the desert

Arizona woodpecker

Yarrow's spiny lizard
Sonoran mud turtle

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Along Sonoita Creek

The creek at the nature conservancy
Lincoln's sparrow
Pine siskin
Introduced Eurasian collared dove
White-winged dove
Broad-tailed hummingbird
Bullock's oriole
Scott's oriole
Hispid cotton rat

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Room with a View: life down south part 1

My view
Patagonia lake
Mount Wrightson

Sonoita Creek

New green of spring
Merriam's oak

Surrounded by fires
White-breasted nuthatch
Black-chinned sparrow
Black-throated gray warbler
Vermillion flycatcher
Mexican ducks
Cooper's hawk

Elegant earless lizards
Desert grassland whiptail
Coue's whitetail deer

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Trip down the Verde River

A glimpse down the Verde River
Tracks of a River Otter
Site of ancient ruins
Cave dwelling
Pottery shard found within the ruins
A Common Black Hawk nest
A Common Black Hawk days after arriving from spring migration
Northern Rough-winged Swallow at rest