Do send in your GOOD photos: I have a fairly comfortable backlog, but could always use more.
I saw an adorable squirrel photograph on Pete Moulton’s Facebook page (one of the advantages of having Facebook!), and begged him for more squirrel photos. Here are the results, with bonus birds:
Per your request, here are a few more shots of the little family of Round-tailed Ground Squirrels (Xerospermophilus tereticaudus) that was out and about on Sunday at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. The pups are about half-grown, as you can see in the shot of one with Mom.
Testing potential food supplies:
Mom checking me out to make sure she and the pups were safe:
And, finally, a male Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis, visiting at lunchtime during our North American Migration Count stint at the Boyce-Thompson Arboretum near Superior. A lot of people, including local natives, aren’t aware that cardinals occur naturally in Arizona: