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Cactus glowing at sunset from about a week ago, near Tucson, Arizona.

Cactus glowing at sunset from about a week ago, near Tucson, Arizona.

I haven’t posted in a week – I made an unplanned trip back to Alaska due to the passing of my Dad unfortunately.   I’m now back in Arizona.

24 Hours at the Desert Photo Retreat!

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Javelina, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson.

Javelina, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson.

It has been some 24 hours at the water hole! I haven’t used my real camera yet as I want the animals to get used to our presence again, so I have been using the game cam. But, we had 8 deer cross the hillside above the water hole. Another 8 or so javelina. Gray fox showed up in the game cam 6 different times during the night, usually about an hour apart, sometimes two fox at the same time. Not sure if I’m seeing multiple animals, or just the two making repeat visits. We had two separate visits by a great horned owl who enjoyed a bath. We even had a hooded skunk!

That doesn’t include all the birds we are seeing during the day! We had our 6th new species in a week this morning, a Hutton’s vireo.

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Desert Sunset

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Sunset last night at the Desert Photo Retreat, Tucson, Arizona.

Sunset last night at the Desert Photo Retreat, Tucson, Arizona.

Seems like there is always more to do when we arrive then I expect, so I haven’t had anytime for photography, that is until last night – how can I not pull my camera out for an Arizona sunset!

Desert Photo Retreat Update

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Gray fox pair.

This is our gray fox pair at the water drip next to our RV last night at around 6:00 p.m. We haven’t seen the fox during daylight hours yet this year, but I’m sure any time. So far each night they arrive a bit earlier.
 
We are off to a great start here at the Desert Photo Retreat – in just our first 4 full days, we have already had 4 new bird species!  I hope to have the real camera out soon!