Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summer Sightings

Hello :)  These pictures are from early July.  First, birds and saguaros again and then a little more of a variety.

house finches




white-winged dove - adult


white-winged dove - juvenile




purple martin - female


purple martin - male




red-tailed hawk


cat-claw acacia seed pod


barrel cactus with red spines


round-tailed ground squirrels


chain-fruit cholla cactus


cactus wren


tarantula hawk  (wasp)


tarantula and mesquite seed pods


empress leilia butterfly


zebra-tailed lizard


desert spiny lizard


desert spiny lizard


desert tortoise


saguaros and palo verdes reflected in puddles of rainwater

Have a good day!

7 comments:

Giga said...

Cudownie wyglądają ptaki na kaktusach. Zabawnie wiewiórki. Pozdrawiam.
Wonderful birds look for cacti. Fun squirrels. Yours.

Carole DeAngeli said...

Ahh, such great sights! You know your creatures. I'm forever having people tell me they have prairie dogs on their property and they're disappointed to learn the little creatures are really round-tailed ground squirrels.

Celeste said...

June and July might be like living in a furnace but it is certainly a time of plenty for all the critters that eat the various cactus fruits. Great shots of the different species enjoying the Saguaros but my winner is those baby Round-tailed Ground Squirrels - oh my! Too Cute :)

Ramakant Pradhan said...

It's amazing some birds even make the cactus as their home. Lovely captures of the birds and critters. The squirrels look pretty cute :)

Roberta said...

Those are some fantastic shots! I love them all. Except I am no fan of tarantulas even though I know they are pretty harmless.....I think I have a bit of arachnophobia.

ΕΥΡΥΤΑΝΑΣ ΙΧΝΗΛΑΤΗΣ said...

Fantastic Photos!!!!

Magic Moments said...

Stuning photos!...I'm afraid for spider..but you spiders pic was beautiful..=0)