2017-04-26,27,28 Mount Lemmon: Three Days and Two Nights On Sky Island Heaven

Early Wednesday morning I set off to visit Mount Lemmon using instructions for locating birds on the mountain, from local birder, Liz Harrison. Her instructions were invaluable and gave me landmarks to look for in finding these birding locations. My first stop was at Molino Basin Campground. I enjoyed some nice birds there, though these … Read more

Yellow-Eyed Junco Cutout

Juncos are members of the “Sparrow Clan”. People in North America who pay attention to birds have probably seen juncos, but it’s most likely they’ve seen the “Dark-Eyed Junco”. There are 15 races, or subspecies of the Dark-Eyed Junco (DeJ) recognized by science. If you are in the Western USA the most common form is … Read more

Pyrrhuloxia Cutout

  Two years ago I embarked on a mission to produce bird images with all or most of the background removed. I called them “Cutouts”. Just about a year ago I finished producing at least a sampling of all the birds in my collection. Some of the produced images worked well, while some were less … Read more

2015-10-23 Rustler Park

Having taken care of the Samurai’s transmission, I was anxious to get started on the rest of my adventure. It was less than a two-hour drive to the base of the Chiricahua mountains and depending on my driving style, another one and a half to two hours to reach the campsite in Rustler Park. I’d been … Read more