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A Walk In East End Park   Leave a comment

A Short Walk In East End Park, Kingwood, Texas (December 28, 2022) — Images by kenne

After getting caught in a sudden rainstorm the day before, it was nice to see blue skies on the morning of the 28th.

White Pelicans In Flight Over Lake Houston   Leave a comment

American White Pelicans White Over in East Texas — Photo Gallery by kenne

Lakes, marshes, salt bays. In breeding season mostly inland, nesting on isolated islands in lakes and feeding on shallow lakes, rivers, marshes.
Feeding areas may be miles from nesting sites. Also breeds locally on coastal islands. Flocks in migration stop on lakes, rivers.
Winters mainly along coast, on shallow, protected bays and estuaries, also on large lakes in warm climates. Source: audubon.org

Caught In The Rain   1 comment

I tried working in an hour walking the East End Park trails before a forecasted storm.

The sky was partly cloudy as I neared the lake.

An image from close to the ground looking toward the lake.

Cloud reflections on the water.

This image of the sky and clouds reflecting off the water is deceptive because dark clouds were already beginning to build up behind me.

By the time I reach the park parking lot I was soaked. (December 29, 20022) — Images by kenne

West Texas Travels At Sunrise   5 comments

Morning Sunrise on the road in West Texas (December 23, 2022) — Images by kenne

We spent the night in Ft. Stockton after leaving Tucson on December 22nd on our Holiday trip to Houston to spend time with family and friends.

— kenne

Windmill In The Desert   1 comment

Windmill In The Desert (November 21, 2022)– Image by kenne

This image was taken near Bear Creek Trail, where we explored the Sabino Creek and Bear Creek area and an old Hohokam archeological site.

Check here for more images the this Monday’s SCVN hike.

— kenne

Mule Deer Eating Prickly Pear Cactus   Leave a comment

Mule Deer in Sabino Canyon (November 8, 2022) —- Images by kenne

On the SCVN Bird and Plant walk (November 8, 2022), we spotted a mule deer eating what appeared to be prickly pear pads.
We are aware that deer will eat the fruit but not the pads. You can tell from these photos that she seems to enjoy the chew.
However, she began to sneeze and use her left hind hoof to scratch her head — wonder why.

— kenne

Great Blue Heron   Leave a comment

Great Blue Heron at Tucson’s Sweetwater Wetlands (August 13, 2022) — Images by kenne

These images were taken during the “Birdability” as part of the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival.

Broad-bill Hummingbird Morning   Leave a comment

Broad-bill Hummingbird At Patio Feeder (September 17, 2022) — Images by kenne

Broad-banded Swallowtail Visit Lemon Plant   2 comments

This Morning a Broad-banded Swallowtail Visited Our Potted Lemon Plant on the Patio — Images by kenne

Great Western Swallowtail Butterfly   3 comments

Great Western Swallowtail Butterfly — Photo Essay by kenne

with one tail missing

the swallowtail stays on track

not missing a beat

— kenne

Western Giant Swallowtail   Leave a comment

Western Giant Swallowtail — Images by kenne

Swallowtail

a floating lightness
effortless Waving..
a particle transforming
black to yellow
then to thin air..
lighting on shrub
but not really..
energetic reminder
empty space
is not empty…

— CharlesC

Gila Woodpeckers Frequently Visit Our Patio   Leave a comment

Gila Woodpeckers Frequently Visit Our Patio (July 10, 2022) — Images by kenne
Having Water and Food Available Daily Attracts Many Birds

“Gila Woodpeckers are grayish brown birds with brilliant black-and-white barring on the wings, back, and tail.
In flight, the outer wings are black with a crescent-shaped white patch at the base of the primary feathers.
Males have a red patch in the center of the crown.” –
– Source: allaboutbirds.org

Pyrrhuloxia At Our Patio Fountain   3 comments

We haven’t seen too many Pyrrhuoxias coming to the feeder and fountain this summer,

but this guy is interested in cooling off from our triple-digit temperatures here in Tucson.

This Pyrrhuoxia looks like an immature male because of the dark bill. Adults have a yellow bill.

— kenne

Pyrrhuloxia (July 17, 2022) — Images by kenne

Heat And The Hawk A Photo-Essay   Leave a comment

One doesn’t usually see cooper’s hawk standing on the ground, so when I spotted this on the circle
curb I got my camera, first being careful not to spook the hawk. 

Slowly, I moved closer, realizing this was an immature hawk that might be having problems
with our 110-degree temps and was spending time in the shade.

The cooper’s hawk watches me closely as I continue to narrow my distance from the bird.

I start to move to the hawk’s right trying to create a different angle to photograph this young bird.

Finally, the cooper’s hawk began to move toward flight. — Images by kenne

 

A 4th 0f July Bath — Photo Essay   6 comments

On this 4th of July morning, I observed a Cooper’s Hawk bathing in our patio fountain.
Many birds drink from the fountain and occasionally will splash water on themselves.
However
, this morning was the first time I witnessed a hawk bathing in the water.

— kenne

Images by kenne

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