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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Great Egret in Flight-Wings on Wed.

Great Egret   -   Gilbert Water Ranch      Gilbert, Az.        4/1/2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

NOT Cotton Candy - Look Closely

We were on a nature hike with our grandsons over the weekend at Granite Mountain when we came upon this strange sight. Look closely at the top left - the pod  was writhing with worm-like insects, which I have found out from fellow bloggers are "tent caterpillars" Needless to say this was a very cool catch for the boys!    A fun day :)


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Willow Flycatcher - Wed. Wings

Willow Flycatcher  - Prescott Nat'l Forest

First time I have ever seen this bird in the forest - maybe due to migration.
He didn't hang around too long so I was glad to get the pic.

P.S.    catch the "do"  :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Gambol's Quail - Wed. Wings #birds #nature

Gambol's Quail

Monday, April 11, 2011

Munchies on Monday - Javelina

Javelina (peccary) are wild pig-like mammals and I often see them on our morning hikes in the woods.They eat roots but I have seen them enjoying an occasional cactus.
Javelina usually travel in groups and I have counted up to 20  in my yard. (My flower selection is geared for Javelina tolerant foraging)

Javelina have poor eyesight but if threatened they will charge at dogs and humans.
This was as close as I would get to him/her drinking water at the creek  :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Visit to Gilbert Water Ranch #birds #nature #Gilbert #Az.

Although the end of the day turned out to be a toasty 100 degrees, our Friday morning visit to Gilbert Water Ranch started out as a pleasant 65 degrees and sunny. Gilbert Water Ranch is a wonderful oasis amidst the residential and business community of Gilbert, Arizona. We arrived at 6:30 a.m. and some very serious nature photography had already begun. I was informed that this day was the best in four weeks due to the tide pool conditions. I was not disappointed as all of the below are "lifers"  for me.   :)

Great Egrets

Great Egret & I believe Long-billed Dowitchers

Long-billed Dowichers with American Coot in background

American Avocets

Black-necked Stilt

Black-crowned Night-Heron (immature)

Snowy Egret


Snowy Egret

Cinnamon Teal with his mate