Joe Woodley's Gallery

My pictures are all "digiscopes," I use a Nikon Coolpix 5000 mounted on a Nikon 60mm scope. Here are four recent pictures (three bird pics and one landscape). We lived in Scottsdale for many years and we were members of the Arboretum during that time; we now live south of Sierra Vista and it is a three-hour drive to the Arboretum. The beautiful fall colors and the rare birds on December 13 made the trip very worthwhile. We saw the male Varied Thrush in the same spot reported by Richard Ditch on his Sunday morning birdwalk. We also saw the Brown Thrasher in the same area. Further up the trail, near the old washed-out bridge, we saw a male Broad-billed Hummingbird. For another picture of the Varied Thrush check out my web site

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Canyon Wren photo by Joe Woodley ©2002

Hermit Thrush photo by Joe Woodley ©2003

Verdin photo by Joe Woodley ©2003

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