Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Nature Walk - April

These pictures are from a little nature walk by the local school during spring break when the campus was quiet.


cooper's hawk (center of picture)






prickly pear pads with flower buds


empty desert senna seed pods


desert marigolds


desert cottontails


blooming sweet acacia tree




gila woodpecker


giant saguaros and brittle bush blossoms


sleepy mourning dove


cactus wren on palo verde tree


vermilion flycatcher


bobcat

18 comments:

rainfield61 said...

A cooper's Hawk went to school.

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Magnifiche foto... la natura è così bella.
By Myriam :))

Betty Manousos said...

beautiful and well balanced captures,
diane:)

Clik said...

Diane!
This Walk Nature is Very Wonderful!

Good week my Dear Friend!

Darla said...

Loved the empty pods capture...unique and appealing! But, hey whoa, awesome bobcat! :-)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful images of the nature with lovely birds.

betchai said...

oh, as always, very lovely pictures of the amazing life in the desert, i wished to see a bobcat when we were there, but did not get to see one.

A little piece of me/ said...

What a captures...They are beautiful..Have a nice day/

Connie said...

These photos are wonderful. I truly enjoyed going on this walk with you. When I was a kid we lived in Arizona for a while. We lived in Tuscon when I was in the 7th grade and then we lived in Kingman for a few months when I was in the 9th grade. I remember the people being warm and friendly and the dessert and her beautiful sunsets were awesome. I have just become your newest follwer, and I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit and follower me back. I have met the nicest people through blogging.
Your new blogging sister,
Connie ;)

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photos:) Greetings

Thérèse said...

A bobcat by the school?

Janie said...

I love the hawk, and that gorgeous vermillion flycatcher, and the woodpecker on the cactus. All great photos.

teca said...

Beautiful indeed! I love naturetime.

Hugs.

Magia da Inês said...

Essas flores são preciosas, tão bonitas!
♪♫ Boa semana!
ღ° Beijinhos do Brasil ღ
¸.•°♡♡⊱彡

ΕΥΡΥΤΑΝΑΣ ΙΧΝΗΛΑΤΗΣ said...

Πάντα ενδιαφέρουσες οι φωτογραφίες σου!

cathy at potterjotter said...

Diane - it's great for someone like me living in the English countryside to see images like these - such a different way of life. I would be afraid to go out the door for meeting a Bobcat, though! xCathy

thirtysevenandcounting said...

You saw a lot of wildlife this day. I always enjoy seeing the bobcats there, though definitely give them their space.

~Lindy

Chris Rohrer said...

Awesome!!!! I've seen Bobcats but they're too quick for my camera! Getting a bird is easier I think!! I'm still in love with those Bobcat shots from last year as the Bobkitty was jumping from Saguaro to Saguaro!