Gila Woodpecker

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Gila Woodpecker, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.
Gila Woodpecker, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

We must have at least 20 of these guys around this year! I would say there nest activities around here the last couple of years have been a success!

Can you find the bat?

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Bat, Desert Photo Retreat, Arizona.
Bat, Desert Photo Retreat, Arizona.

Can you find the bat?  This was a bit of a lucky photo.  Typically to capture bats you need a really fast camera trigger setup and this is usually accomplished by having the shutter open, and having the trigger connected directly to the flashes.  Here, since I’m photographing slower moving mammals, I have the trigger connected to the camera.  The bat should have been long out of the frame, but it must have circled back or something. Nice surprise!