Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Click the "Create Account" button now to join.

To disable ads, please log-in.

Shop at TeamEstrogen.com for women's cycling apparel.

Search:

Type: Posts; User: azfiddle; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.07 seconds.

  1. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    The wildlife thread got buried! Today I saw a...

    The wildlife thread got buried!
    Today I saw a Red-tailed hawk soaring at 8000 feet above Mt. Lemmon. It dropped whatever was in its talons and recovered it in mid-air almost immediately. Very...
  2. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    Goldfinch, those are just gorgeous photos!

    Goldfinch, those are just gorgeous photos!
  3. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    Did a long ride (83 miles) but wildlife sightings...

    Did a long ride (83 miles) but wildlife sightings were few and far between. I saw about half a dozen Red-tailed Hawks, a lot of Common Ravens (near the dump!), Phainopepla, Mockingbird, Gila...
  4. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    Had a great look at a bobcat on my ride Saturday...

    Had a great look at a bobcat on my ride Saturday morning, running across the road and disappearing into the brush immediately.
  5. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    Okay, I admit it: I'm happy we don't see those...

    Okay, I admit it: I'm happy we don't see those on my rides. I'm happy to see most wildlife, even rattlesnakes (as long as I see them in advance). But I don't want to have to worry about getting...
  6. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    I generally have to stop to really look at birds...

    I generally have to stop to really look at birds while I'm cycling, but I'm good with calls/songs. Generally it's easiest to see and hear them going uphill....
  7. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    We did a sunset- moonrise ride at Saguaro N....

    We did a sunset- moonrise ride at Saguaro N. Park, and spotted Lesser Nighthawks, a Desert Spiny Lizard, a singing Black-throated Sparrow, several cottontail rabbits, a tarantula, 4 Poorwills (1 on...
  8. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    Yesterday I saw 1 coyote and a few birds along...

    Yesterday I saw 1 coyote and a few birds along the way, including a singing male Pyrrhuloxia. Last year at this time I remember seeing many Sonoran Toads and Tarantulas ( mostly flat ones) but it...
  9. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    Seeing loads of great wildlife this week! ...

    Seeing loads of great wildlife this week!

    Thursday: 4 Desert Spiny Lizards, and a very large Regal Horned Lizard, lots of Earless Lizards, Western Whiptails and today: A Gila Monster! Saguaro...
  10. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    I've been to Guatemala, not far from Belize and...

    I've been to Guatemala, not far from Belize and the birding there is really incredible. I spent a day or two at Tikal. You should be able to see Vermilions and many cool birds.
  11. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    Nice view of a Roadrunner, Red-tailed Hawk,...

    Nice view of a Roadrunner, Red-tailed Hawk, Vermilion Flycatcher and loads of Phainopeplas the last few days.
    I have been persuaded to participate in the Tucson Audubon Society's "birdathon" next...
  12. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    Nice! I love eagles. I saw a Prairie Falcon...

    Nice! I love eagles. I saw a Prairie Falcon about a week ago, and Cooper's Hawks on every ride lately.
  13. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    Yes - Great Tailed Grackle would be right. It's...

    Yes - Great Tailed Grackle would be right. It's surprising and somewhat macabre sometimes, what some birds will eat. Big flycatchers have been known to take hummingirds at feeders...
  14. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    Desert Tortoise- I was not scared- I was truly...

    Desert Tortoise- I was not scared- I was truly excited. It was near SNP east- about 1/4 mile northwest of the entrance. To be honest, it took some time to register that it was actually a lion. One...
  15. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    I saw a mountain lion today!!! How cool is that?...

    I saw a mountain lion today!!! How cool is that?

    I was riding up to Saguaro National Park, and about 1/4 mile from the entrance. The area is a neighborhood of low density housing with a lot of...
  16. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    Yes, Great Horned Owl. There are some other owls...

    Yes, Great Horned Owl. There are some other owls in our area, but none so large.

    Desert Tortoise, if you ever ride the Aviation bikeway near Craycroft (where it is on the south side of the...
  17. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    That's not the wildlife we want! I did a short...

    That's not the wildlife we want!

    I did a short ride to park tonight in hopes of seeing some interesting birds, but a bunch of Mallards, a couple American Coots and one American Wigeon were all I...
  18. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    I saw another Sonoran Whipsnake today but...

    I saw another Sonoran Whipsnake today but fortunately did not run this one over. I stopped to try to get a picture but it slipped off the road and under the bushes.

    Other than that, just the usual...
  19. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    Wednesday I rode at Saguaro NP, just before...

    Wednesday I rode at Saguaro NP, just before sunset with the edge of a thunderstorm threatening, but keeping it cloudy and cooler. I ran over Sonoran Whipsnake - just didn't see it in time. I also...
  20. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    Size of the bird? 4 inches- Lesser Goldfinch -...

    Size of the bird? 4 inches- Lesser Goldfinch - that is the bird I studied for my master's degree. They mimic the songs of other birds.


    If it's bigger, maybe 7 inches- could be a Hooded Oriole
  21. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    I'm seeing a lot of (flat) Sonoran toads. The...

    I'm seeing a lot of (flat) Sonoran toads. The summer monsoon rainstorms get them out and moving to the temporary ponds for breeding. The rain brings out the tarantulas too....but I've only seen dead...
  22. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    Nice reference on the herons.... Wednesday, I...

    Nice reference on the herons....

    Wednesday, I saw a Gila Monster pointed out by the park ranger at Saguaro NP.

    Today a Cooper's Hawk was keeping pace with me for a while. Saw an American...
  23. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    Cool- where was that?

    Cool- where was that?
  24. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    Saw a whole herd of javalina today at Saguaro NP....

    Saw a whole herd of javalina today at Saguaro NP. Last week, I was just a minute too late to see a Gila Monster.
  25. Replies
    652
    Views
    128,457

    Cool- Pileated Woodpecker is a very special bird-...

    Cool- Pileated Woodpecker is a very special bird- not something we see in Arizona.

    We had a lot of birds on our ride today too- Gila Woodpeckers, Red-tailed Hawk, Turkey Vulture- and many we...
Results 1 to 25 of 38
Page 1 of 2 1 2