Some FL shots and DC/Virginia

May 30, 2015 by Janine |
Taking a break from the AZ shots and enjoying some time at home!

The owl family at Riverbend is growing up fast. One parent snagged a rat to feed to a hungry baby.







An armadillo ran across our path



Jupiter Lighthouse





McArthur Beach State Park

Mangrove skipper



Green anole



Racerunner



Osprey with jack crevalle



Quick visit to Washington DC the week before last. Did a night tour of the monuments and thoroughly enjoyed it.







Then on to Richmond, Virginia for some metal!!!

Moonspell







Septicflesh



Amazing show. Was great to meet the bands afterward!!!

On to Fredericksburg to relax before heading home. Chatham house overlooking downtown.





Blue Bee Cider, from Richmond



At home, we saw a very late hummingbird last week. Cardinals, jays, doves, wren, and woodpeckers are around and likely nesting nearby. Lots of tiny baby rabbits in the yard as well.





Desert Botanical Gardens and Sedona

May 23, 2015 by Janine |
More from the gardens...













Another cooperative Costa's hummingbird







Anna's Hummingbirds











House Finches







Lesser Goldfinch









It was a stormy day at Red Rocks State Park in Sedona









Mule Deer





More stormy Sedona vistas











More to come, next stop Flagstaff

Desert Botanical Gardens

May 16, 2015 by Janine |
First round of AZ pictures. The Desert Botanical Garden in Scottsdale was a great place to see the birds of the southwest. The gardens were nice too! :)



Gambel's quail were everywhere





Newly hatched babies





Cactus wren









New bird for me, the phainopepla







Abundant baby mammals as well







Thanks to some heavy rains, the saguaro cactus were in bloom



White-wing dove



Gilded flicker









Mourning dove



Verdin, another new bird for me



Curve-billed thrasher



Costa's hummingbird









More to come...

Riverbend Owls

May 10, 2015 by Janine |
Barred owl family at Riverbend seen last month





Parents kept watch nearby







Hairy Woodpecker



Racer in the garden



Giant swallowtail



Just got back from Arizona, will be posting photos soon!