Monthly Archives: May 2011

ARIZONA HUMMINGBIRDS

While not a hummingbird trip per se, my recent visit to the American Southwest did provide several magnificent opportunities to photograph some of the region’s specialities. Blue-throated Hummingbird, Cave Creek Research Station. At five inches in length, the Blue-throated is … Continue reading

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ONTARIO WARBLERS

The spring warbler migration is starting to wind down. Due to some personal developments, I was not able to exploit the great opportunities here in the local Ottawa area where the season has been abnormally productive. However I was able … Continue reading

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CAVE CREEK RANCH

The Cave Creek Ranch, Cave Creek, Arizona is owned and operated by Mr. Reed Peters. Despite a sold out status, Reed was able to squeeze us into commodious accommodation in the Ranch House shown above. Many thanks, Reed!!! Common Poorwill … Continue reading

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CAVE CREEK, ARIZONA

Cave Creek is nestled in the Chirichua Mountains in the South East corner of Arizona. It has received international recognition as a birding paradise. Here I was to encounter a few regional specialties. Chirichua Mountains. Last stronghold of Geronimo and … Continue reading

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RUSTLER PARK, CAVE CREEK, ARIZONA

Rustler Park sits high atop the Chirichua’s near Cave Creek, Arizona. Here we were hoping to find some high altitude warbler specialties. Mountain access road with a view back towards New Mexico. Park entrance after a rough ride up the … Continue reading

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TEXAS GAME RANCHES

As I was to learn, the Texas Hill Country is home to many game ranches which specialize in exotic animals. Trophy Axis Deer. Note antlers in velvet. Shooting deer of this quality runs typically from three to five thousand dollars. … Continue reading

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Neal’s Lodges, Concan, Texas

Neal’s Lodges, is a birding mecca in the central Texas town of Concan, Uvalde County. At the various drips and feeders around this commercial establishment, I was able to get quite close to some life birds. Olive Sparrow Brewer’s Sparrow … Continue reading

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LOST MAPLES STATE PARK, VANDERPOOL, TEXAS

Lost Maples is a beautiful spot in the Hill Country of Central Texas. On the day it wasn’t great birding but did manage to put three species on my life list!! First on the way to the park we encountered … Continue reading

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