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Oro Valley residents Larry and Kathy Coyne observed this young great blue heron visiting their pool late last month. “Looks like he thinks we have stocked our pool with fish,” they told The Explorer.
Oro Valley resident Paul Pomeroy was standing in his driveway when he heard a noise in the tree almost directly overhead. He looked up expecting to see a bird, but instead came face to face with a reality of nature – a bobcat with a rabbit. Apparently wanting a bit more privacy, the bobcat slowly came down the tree and headed off for some bushes in a neighbor’s yard.
All eyes were on Rafael J. Flores as he captured this photo of two owls resting outside his house.
David Baehr, from Oro Valley, snapped this shot of a Cooper’s hawk family gathering in his backyard birdbath.
Oro Valley resident Suzanne Bell captured this Gila woodpecker among the flowers atop a saguaro cactus.