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


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!!!



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!