Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August Morning

Last Tuesday I went for a walk to enjoy the clouds and whatever else I might notice along the way.

sunrise





I was delighted to see the usual plants and animals.

barrel cactus with flower buds


saguaro cactus arm bud


Empress Leilia butterfly


Harris' antelope ground squirrel


desert cottontail 


roadrunner

And I was able to watch two roadrunners, assumed to be parent and "big baby" for a little while. That was a first for me to see one roadrunner feeding another. The younger one was quite persistent!



roadrunner feeding a butterfly to chick



Roadrunner and youngster video (42 seconds)

18 comments:

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Wow. Awesome colours and amazing critters from the desert.

Chris Rohrer said...

That Roadrunner video is great!!! Nice finds. But oh this weather....:)

cieldequimper said...

Cute little video. I don't think I had ever seen a roadrunner before. Love the cottontail too, I would have called it a hare! Now why has that little fella got such a strange antelope name?

angryparsnip said...

Great Roadrunner photos and video.
I usually have at lest one running around my home. Last year I had two but I didn't see any babies.

cheers, parsnip

Giga said...

Śliczne widoki i jakże inne od tych w moim kraju. Spotkane zwierzaki są cudowne,a filmik bardzo mi się podobał. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful views and very different from those in my country. Met are wonderful pets, and video and I loved it. Yours.

Barb said...

What a pleasure to see your early-morning photos! I felt as though I was walking with you. I liked the video of that demanding roadrunner fledgling.

Darla said...

Great shot of the arm bud...and wicked cute video! put a big smile on my face. :-)

Carole DeAngeli said...

Your walk is similar to mine in sightings but you've done a better job of photographing them. Love the roadrunner video!

betchai said...

the world is always very beautiful with your photos

Petrus van Zyl said...

lovely set i esp like the second photo

ΕΥΡΥΤΑΝΑΣ ΙΧΝΗΛΑΤΗΣ said...

Μαγικές εικόνες!

rainfield61 said...

There are so much to do while walking.

That I enjoy very much too.

Kiran palwasha said...

wow so nice. I like your photographs. You lives so near to nature.
best regards.

Magic Moments said...

Beautiful colors and lovely animals you found in the desert..Have a nive weekend.

Janie said...

Great video footage of the roadrunners. You saw a lot of nature in one walk. Thanks for sharing the sights.

lronglim said...

Beautiful skies... and the roadrunners are so cute...

Betty Manousos said...

loved seeing those amazing critters in the desert.
love your photos!!
xx

Celeste said...

Brilliant footage! What a wonderful moment and how lovely that you were there to see it.