Someone emailed me and asked if I had ever taken a photograph of a bobcat on a saguaro cactus. I never have. However, one local Arizona resident recently had that opportunity.
Coincidentally, I was reviewing photos of local Tucson Photographers and came across of this recently uploaded photo by an Oracle Photographer (North of Tucson) that uploaded a photo by his friend (taken at Roosevelt Lake) of a:
I have never seen either a bobcat or a mountain lion on a saguaro cactus. Incredible images by these photographers.
Arizona Department of Public Safety Helicopter Rescue, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.
As temperatures increase, the need for water while hiking increases, and know that rattlesnakes are out. This Arizona DPS Search and Rescue helicopter landed near the Finger Rock Trail head today.
Tucson Photographers were up early and on Finger Rock Trail, this morning, in the Catalina Mountains. It was beautiful in there after a snow storm passed through. The birds were singing away. Some of the birds spotted were Rock Wren, Orange-crowned Warbler, Lesser Goldfinch, American Kestral, Cooper’s Hawk, Phainopepla, Gila Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Pyrrhuloxia, Northern Cardinal, and more.
There is a “Birding Walk at Sweetwater Wetlands” in Tucson.
Sweetwater Wetlands Park
2667 W. Sweetwater Drive
It will be a leisurely walk led by birding experts. Expect to see a variety of wintering sparrows, hawks, falcons and migrating warblers. Bring your binoculars. Ages 12 and up. Reservations required.
8-9:30 a.m. on Jan. 19th. Free. 615-7855.
If you are visiting Scottsdale, or it has been a while since you have been up to the McDowell Mountain Recreation Park, make sure to walk the Gateway Trail (off Thompson Peak Parkway) at Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. It is not a difficult walk/hike and you will get to experience the Sonoran Desert at its best. You can also bike and bring your dog (on a leash). There is an information center with clean bathrooms too.