Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Yesterday

Besides badgers, here are some of the other sightings on yesterday's short walk in Sabino Canyon:


Lots of people at 6:00am...probably trying to beat the heat,
 but it was already hot and muggy!

jack rabbit


white-tailed deer




gopher snake crossing the road


snake climbing on the tree


striped tail


pyrrhuloxia, singing


agave


hummingbird


verdin on mesquite tree


palo verde seed pods


one...two...


three javelinas

That was more wildlife than I typically see in this area.
  It's usually quiet here except for the people.
Bye for now.  Have a great day!

25 comments:

R.Ramakrishnan said...

This is an amazing post with so many charming desert creatures "captured". Really splendid and wonderful

angryparsnip said...

I think they are all out and about early because of the heat. It is really busy at my home in the early morning but very quiet all day till the early evening.
It is Summer !

Where you walking or on the tram ?

If you ever see a light blue convertible VW bug in the handicapped parking .... that's me !
But I usually come later.
After seeing your photos I need to get there earlier.

cheers, parsnip

Darla said...

The jack looks hot, and the javelinas look as if they're thinking "oh, crap, we've been spotted...hurry UP!" LOL Great photos!

I was out in the downpour yesterday, arms and face lifted to the rain, got drenched and chilly and it felt awesome. The desert sure makes me appreciate the rainfall. :-)

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Oh, crap! I should have known there would be a photo of a snake. I like you anyway. :-)

Loree said...

What wonderful wild life. And I cannot believe how big the ears on that jack rabbit are. He's so cute.

Barb said...

A wildlife bonanza! Your photos are wonderful.

Betsy Grant said...

Boy look at the ears on the rabbit in your photo. You are so fortunate to have all that interesting wildlife around you.!

Carole DeAngeli said...

What an amazing array of desert critters you saw, and great photos of them too!

Magpie said...

Ha, ha...poor Tracy! These are all so great. I love the jack rabbit...he looks all done in and just a little evil. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

You really struck it rich, Diane... I love seeing all of the wildlife there.. Those Javelinas are interesting looking animals....

The snakes made me shiver....

Great pictures. Thanks.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rohrerbot said...

Those are some amazing shots!!! Nice sightings. Incredible. I think right now, because I'm seeing the same things, is that early or late are very active with our intense heat. The critters know that and are out the minute the sun comes up. I'm up at 5 every morning and the birds are already at the feeders. Incredible! Love all your pictures. Sabino is such a beautiful area!

Stephanie said...

Gosh that jack rabbit... their ears so long... I think they can hear really well hehe...

Thérèse said...

Mr Jack Rabbit looks exhausted... was he running away from your camera??
:-)
How I miss Az... perhaps not the javelinas though. They used to scare me when they were out looking for food near the place where I was teaching.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

What an incredible diversity on a single walk!! Love the snake pictures.

BlueShell said...

The last photo is so funny!
And I admire those people running....
But I SAW a snack...dis I not??? hug...I'm so afraid!

Listen: I heard about the tornadoes (in the news) and about the huge fire in Colorado.Where do you live? Hope you are Okay!
Hugs
BShell

Betty Manousos said...

glorious shots!
love the wildlife and your part of the world looks amazing!!

Faylinn said...

What amazing pics..thanks for sharing...

Icy BC said...

Wow..that is so neat to see different critters like this in one morning.

Fantastic photos, Diane!

Chomp said...

Que fortuna estar tan cerca de esos seres, y tenerles respeto.

Saludos.

Janie said...

Those jackrabbit ears are huge! Love the snake in the tree and the javalinas. What a great walk, with so many sights to photograph.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots, so much wild life there.

ΕΥΡΥΤΑΝΑΣ ΙΧΝΗΛΑΤΗΣ said...

Είναι πολύ ενδιαφέρουσες εικόνες!Συγχαρητήρια.

Martha Z said...

Jackrabbits, deer and gopher snakes are plentiful around here as well. The deer and rabbits regularly prune my plants.

Giga said...

Wszystkie zwierzęta piękne, wąż też , ale boję się go. Pozdrawiam.
All animals were beautiful, the snake too, but I am afraid of him. Yours.

Lindy MacDuff said...

It's been a long time since I've seen a jackrabbit. A wonderful post - I miss seeing all the desert animals...well, maybe *not* the snakes, but pictures are okay! ;-)