This is a Gila Woodpecker. This one is a male. The males have a red spot on top of their heads. You can barely see his. They are neat looking but they cause lots of damage to homes out here.
This Turkey Vulture was in my front yard giving me the eyeball. I decided I had better get up and move around to let him know I wasn't dead I just looked that way.
These pictures are from the last two days out here at the ranch. This is usually the best time of year for these pictures due to the change of weather from summer to fall. The wind flows bring in the high cirrus clouds making for great pictures.
If you look closely you can see Kitt Peak Observatory on the top of the mountain on the left.
Kitt peak in this one too.
I hope you enjoy them. I will be adding more soon.