Javelina Family

Javelina family, Tortolita Mountains, near Tucson, Arizona.

Javelina family, Tortolita Mountains, near Tucson, Arizona.

Well as most people guessed, yesterday’s photo was of a couple baby javelina.  They were so cute and tiny!  This image with the mom puts their size in perspective.  They didn’t stay very far from the mom, and were constantly trying to nurse!

Guess

Tortalina Mountains, Arizona.

Tortalina Mountains, Arizona.

These guys showed up on our property a few minutes ago – any guesses as to what they are?  I’ll share the answer in the morning post.

Arizona Land

Northern Cardinal.

Northern Cardinal.

Been a very busy week or so, so haven’t had a chance to post.

In brief, we flew to Arizona, picked up our trailer, had to rent a tractor to repair road damage thanks to summer rain, and dealt with some mechanical issues.  However, on Thanksgiving day we were able to get our feeders back up, and by the next day had lots of birds including this Northern Cardinal!  So far we have had 4 new species that we didn’t see here in the Spring!  Yesterday we planted most of a new butterfly and hummingbird garden area so that it will be ready for spring.  Now on to water features and blinds!

Ice

Ice patterns on the windshield.

Ice patterns on the windshield.

Ice patterns on the windshield yesterday morning.  Amazing the detail and patterns created overnight!

Gentoo Penguin Portrait

Gentoo Penguin, Carcass Island, Falkland.

Gentoo Penguin, Carcass Island, Falkland.

Laying on my stomach with a wide angle lens makes this Gentoo Penguin appear to tower above its surroundings.

Imperial Shag

Imperial shag, Sea Lion Island, Falklands.

Imperial shag, Sea Lion Island, Falklands.

Imperial shag, Sea Lion Island, Falklands.

Molting King Penguins

King Penguins molting at St Andrews Bay, South Georgia.

King Penguins molting at St Andrews Bay, South Georgia.

Have spent the last couple of days moving our website to a new server / host.  Our websites not only should be faster, but we will be saving about $300 a month!  Let me know if you have any problems accessing the website or blog posts.  Thanks!

Gentoo Penguin Sunrise

Gentoo penguin colony at Sealion Island, Falkland Islands.

Gentoo penguin colony at Sealion Island, Falkland Islands.

Great to be back home!

Here are Gentoo Penguins at sunrise during a pre-trip I was guiding on the Falkland Islands for Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris. The pretrip was a blast!  Liquid Web Version.