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Cardinals Appear When Angles Are Near   1 comment

female cardinal-72Female Cardinal in Sabino Canyon (January 14, 2019)

male cardinal-72Male Cardinal in Sabino Canyon (January 17, 2019) — Images by kenne

“May you come to find comfort in and remember:
cardinals appear when angels are near.
So go now, sit outside and drink your tea.
Keep a look out for the little red bird —
It is there, your loved one will be.”

— Victoria McGovern

 

Birds On The Run   Leave a comment

cedar waxwing-9-edit-4-art-72Cedar Waxwings — Photo-artistry by kenne

And the first one said
To the second one there
I hope you’re having fun

Band on the run,
Band on the run.

— from Band on the Run by Paul McCartney

The Miracle of Life   Leave a comment

Female Phainopepla-Edit-1-art-blogFemale Phainopepla Photo-Artistry by kenne

It is necessary to run risks.
We only properly understand
the miracle of life when we
allow the unexpected to happen.

— Paulo Coelho

 

Sandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw   Leave a comment

Sandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw-Edit-2-blogSandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Sandhill Cranes wintering in southeast Arizona and northern Sonora many have migrated from their nesting area in Siberia. 

Whitewater Draw is an Arizona Game and Fish Wildlife Area is of state and regional significance as the primary wintering area for Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) in Arizona and includes both the Lesser (most numerous) and Greater subspecies. Located in the southern Sulphur Springs Valley, cranes are coming from both the Rocky Mountain population and Mid-Continental population. The area also supports wintering Snow Geese (80-200) and a few Ross?s Geese (occasional to 40). Counts of Sandhill Cranes in early January have steadily climbed from 4,000 in 1991 to over 22,000 in 2008 at Whitewater Draw, with another 13,000 present 36 miles north in the Willcox Playa area, and another 600 present in the far north of Sulphur Springs Valley at Bonita, AZ, and 400 present in the Safford Valley near Duncan. The Greater subspecies breeds in the northern states of the continental U.S., and the Lesser subspecies, breeds from Alaska and eastern Siberia. (Source: Audubon.org)

Every year the town of Wilcox hosts Wings Over Wilcox — Birding and Nature Festival (January 17-20, 2019). Birds have been arriving for weeks now — the birds have their own schedule.

— kenne

Cactus Wren   2 comments

Cactus Wren-blogCactus Wren — Image by kenne

The obvious is the hardest thing of all
to point out to anyone
who has genuinely lost sight of it.

— Owen Barfield

Rufous-winged Sparrow   Leave a comment

Rufous-winged Sparrow-Edit-1-art-blogRufous-winged Sparrow — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die,

life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

–Langston Hughes

Mallard Ducks On The Tanque Verde Wash   Leave a comment

Mallard Ducks-2-blogMallard Ducks On The Tanque Verde Wash — Image by kenne

When the wash is dry
We find this pair in our pool —
Tell then we don’t share.

— kenne

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