Desert Photo Retreat Update September, 2018

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I did a very short trip to Arizona at the end of September in which I have posted many images from the ranch I stayed at, but how about the Desert Photo Retreat? The good news, the game cams showed lots of gray fox, and javelina. Plus, bobcat, coyote and skunk. The unexpected surprise, lots of deer including a decent buck. Although I have seen deer in the canyon, they have only been to our property on occasion, and never a buck. They are very skittish.

That said, there wasn’t any huge surprises like a mountain lion, which will show one day – even mountain lion researchers have told me this. Also no ringtail or coati, two animals we have had in the past. But all and all, it was very active. I have written about this before, but I continue to be amazed at how often different species share the waterhole at the same time. Here is a sample.

Bobcat.

Bobcat.

 

Three gray fox - gray fox came frequently every night, I think the whole family is still around.

Three gray fox – gray fox came frequently every night, I think the whole family is still around.

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Black and White Cowbow

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White Stallion Ranch, Tucson, Arizona.

White Stallion Ranch, Tucson, Arizona.

I had shared this photo with Joe the cowboy pictured here, and he converted it to b&w and shared it on Instagram.  Even though I also like the rich green cactus, I also thought it looked cool in b&w and copied his idea.

Desert Photo Retreat – Summer 2018

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A red-tailed hawk was a regular visitor - it even would take baths in the "water hole".

A red-tailed hawk was a regular visitor – it even would take baths in the “water hole”.

We took a very short trip to Arizona this week to check on the Desert Photo Retreat. Thanks to a squirrel eating through the power cord to the solar panel, my auto bird feeder didn’t work, but my water system seemed to work well. But, the most fun was going through the game cam to see who was visiting. Had all the regulars – the gray fox pair had 3 young which was so exciting! The javelina had two babies, even the skunk had a little one! Also had deer, coyote, numerous birds and more. Here are a few of the highlights out of almost 10,000 photos.  More photos below.

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