Yuma Winter

We didn’t get to Yuma during the 2015-2016 winter season except for a brief stop-over on an otherwise snowy trip north to pick up our Jeep (has it been over a year already?!?!), so we were more than ready to spend some time there in late 2016 and early 2017.

It’s a good place to unwind and practice my photography…

…especially when I spot something like this hawk in a palm tree…


…or this very fast Greater Roadrunner in the open desert:

And, here in Yuma, you never know when you’re going to get to see the sheep being herded from one pasture to another down one of the many backroads:

Birds, when they sit still, make great photo subjects…

…but some of them are most amazing when they’re still in flight:

What’s tougher to capture than birds?

Bees! But because I love a challenge…. I’m not about to give up trying to get a clear image 🙂

But nothing much beats getting a picture of a Greater Roadrunner on a TV antenna with a lizard in its mouth!

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About Ellen

Fiction writer and photographer, I travel the country with my sweetheart of a husband as a "full-time RVer."
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2 Responses to Yuma Winter

  1. Great photos. Is the small one a Kestrel? Looks like it to me. The larger one, a Cooper’s, maybe (or do they even range out West)? Love the Roadrunner shots, but doubt the lizard enjoyed the trip atop the antennae! HAPPY TRAILS!
    –Mike

    • Ellen says:

      Thanks, Mike! Yep, the hawk could be a Cooper’s — and the pretty bird on the wire is a Kestrel. I posted these so fast (despite them being sort of out of date… given we were there in the early months of 2017) I didn’t try to ID them with any of my three bird guides! Hope you’re well — thanks for stopping in and commenting!

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