Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Where did January go?

I can't believe it's the end of the month already! I've been remiss here once again, so wanted to get something up before the month was gone. Been busy moving things off of one selling venue onto another, among other things, and somehow time got away from me. However, I've snapped a few shots this month, and going to share some random sightings. Hope you enjoy them:-)

Visited Zion National Park for the first time earlier this year for our birthdays. It was far more spectacular than my photo shows. "Wow!", was the word of the day.

We occasionally get Lesser Goldfinches coming through, and this pair visited recently. Male top, female bottom.

It's been a really dry winter here, but last week we finally had some snow. The day after, fog blew over the cliffs all day. So beautiful! Way prettier than where we were last year at this time:-)

A subject I'm determined to get some good photos of - Gambel's Quail. They're here all the time, but scurry away quickly. They're so cute and fun to watch, though. We're hoping to see chicks in Spring.

This one is definitely not a good photo, but I don't have enough lens to capture him or her. This is a Leucistic Red-tailed Hawk. S/he actually flew through where we live late one afternoon, but this seems to be the regular hang out - high up on a power pole. It's a great spot for a white raptor, as s/he blends right in. Stunning bird!

And here's one of the Gray Foxes we see pass through here occasionally. Like the photo on this post, it was taken through the window, down through deck slats, late in the afternoon - the heater had clicked on this time, and s/he looked right up:-) Every time we see these beauties, we are filled with awe!

1 comment:

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Love the bird shots and the fox one is amazing.