Monday, April 23, 2012

First of the Season (FOS)

Yesterday I had rufous hummingbirds zipping through the yard so I hung up a couple of hummer feeders. Couldn't have been an hour later, there was a male rufous visiting the feeder. Of course it took the ants a little longer to reach it, but there they are. The chickens will get the ants, the hummers will get the sugar water, and I'll keep the binos handy.

For a broader picture on rufous migrations, check out the Journey North site.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Canyon Country Wildflowers

The latest addition of Canyon Country Wildflowers is now available from the Globe Pequot Press. Updated and expanded, this field guide covers over 200 plants found in the Four Corners Region of the American Southwest.

Many of the images were taken at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, as well as other locations around Moab, Utah. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sage Grouse Lek

Here is a short video clip I shot of some greater sage grouse at a lek in Central Oregon. The males strut and display for a female's attention. A total of 17 birds at the site included 3 females. This early morning spring ritual is fascinating to watch and harks back to a primitive era.