Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Acorn Woodpecker
Bridled Titmouse
Another day of what participant's can expect to encounter
during our High Desert Wildlife photography workshop.
. . . from the journals of Lori Huff, my co-leader on this once-in-a-lifetime photo adventure.
"Madera Canyon, a birder's paradise, was in my sites today. The blinds were waiting and I was ready. Since Madera is at a higher elevation than Elephant Pond, a variety of new species filled my viewfinder . . . Arizina and Acorn Woodpeckers, Bridled Titmouse, and Painted Redstarts, to list a few.

However, the big surprise was a Coati Mundi that came out of the trees. This was my first time seeing one in the wild, and he did not dissapoint me. Playing in the trees and checking me out up close, I was able to get many great photos before he disappeared back into the tree.

"I hear tell that from April through September, you might even be lucky enough to photograph black bear at the blinds."

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The following comes from Lori Huff, my co-leader on our High Desert Wildlife photo adventure . . .
"My group and I arrived at Elephant Pond within minutes of sunrise, excited to see what the day would bring. Well, it didn't take long for us to find out. One of the resident Roadrunners followed us to our blinds. Strutting, preening, and chasing every insect if sight for quite some time, he obviously wanted everyone to take his picture, which we, in turn, were happy to oblige. "With over 30 species of birds and other animals to fill our viewfinders, the morning passed quickly. As we were getting ready to break for lunch, a flutter in the distance and a Cooper's Hawk landing right in front of us was reason enough for delaying lunch. As is turned out, he posed almost a half hour before flying off. "And that was just one morning. What treasures would the afternoon bring."

Monday, March 15, 2010


Southeast Arizona is home to this adventure, where participants will photograph birds of the desert southwest - Gambel’s Quail and their chicks, Vermilion Fly-catchers, and Acorn Woodpeckers, to name a few - from ground level blinds. There will be unique opportunities to photograph bats at night using electronic flash and sensors. Plus, an entire day will be spent photographing a variety of desert snakes.
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