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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Abert's Squirrel-Wingless Wed.

                                     Abert's Squirrel - Prescott Nat'l Forest - Prescott, Az.
           The pretty ears caught my eye as he/she was busily at work in the pines.

From Wikipedia: Abert's squirrel (or tassel-eared squirrel) (Sciurus aberti) is a tree squirrel in the genusSciurus endemic to the Rocky Mountains from United States to Mexico, with concentrations found in ArizonaThe Grand CanyonNew Mexico, and southwestern Colorado.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cormorant Ballet - Wings on Wed.

Double-crested Cormorants -   Watson Lake -  Prescott, Az.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Red-napped Sapsucker-Wed.Wings

This photo was taken in the early sunlight (Prescott Nat'l Forest) so pardon the light/dark exposure.  The Red-napped Sapsucker is a wintering bird for our area and I wanted to photo him before he leaves. His belly matches the wood of the trees for great camouflage and is sometimes hard to see except for the beautiful deep red markings on top of head and neck.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

'The Kiss' - Tundra Swan - Wed. Wings

Tender moments - Juvenile Tundra Swans frolicking at Watson Lake - Prescott, Az.

Adult Tundra Swan - Watson Lake - Prescott, Az.
Although our weather has been very mild this winter, it has given me many opportunities to view wintering birds at our local lakes with great accessibility. These Tundra Swans were having fun AND I have added another 'lifer' to my list :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Juvenile Bald Eagle - Wed Wings

Finally! So fortunate to photo a 'teenager' Bald Eagle in our area of Prescott, Az. The Bald Eagles are very protected here (especially during nesting)  and make their habitats at nearby lakes and rocky slopes. It has been difficult to be in that 'right time- right place' space of maybe 5 min. before they fly off out of range.  I'm hoping Mom or Dad will be around to photo next time I visit Watson Lake!