Friday, March 30, 2012

Stalking the Wildlife

We had a delightful ride through the Tucson Mountain Park and the Saguaro Monument West with Don and Jamie this morning. It was GOOD to leave early because it's heating up here. That's Al on the left, we ran in to him out on McCain Loop. Middle is Don, and Jim (spousal unit) is on the right.

The visitor's center at Saguaro West. We've never been there before, it's really very nice. We stopped for water today.

These are flowers on a Buckhorn Cholla. They're everywhere out where we were riding, most of the buds haven't popped yet. For such an unattractive plant, they have a gorgeous bloom.

The Great Horned Owls are back, they have nested in a very tall palm tree right out in front of the main activity center at the RV park. There are three babies up there, but only one was sitting up.

Here he is observing a big bug, which is seen far right in the photo.

The bug can now be better seen hanging upside down.

Now he is bored by the bug.

It's time for a nap.

I used my Lumix camera with a 200 mm lens to see the baby owl. They are very high off the ground. That is my report for the day.

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