I was actually pretty tired after my first mid shift, but I did manage to get in a couple of quick hikes this morning. My first stop was the lower picnic area at Huachuca Canyon. One of these days I expect I’ll get a picture of the Sinaloa Wren that apparently hangs out there … but I still haven’t seen it yet. This morning I ran into a couple of flycatchers (was thinking it might be a brown-crested, but now I’m leaning more towards ash-throated), and an acorn woodpecker.
I was at Huachcua for about an hour, then I headed over to Ramsey Canyon. Turned out to be just a nice walk, as I didn’t see anything terribly exciting (at least that I hadn’t seen before).
Before I even got up the trail, there was a nice Summer Tanager posing on a branch.
Up at the Bledsoe Loop, I heard a male Trogon, but it wasn’t anywhere near the trail. This Arizona Woodpecker on the other hand was almost right in front of me (but still moved too quickly for me to get a really good picture).
Back down near the bottom of the trail, at the end of my nice little walk, there were a couple of turkeys holding court.
Finally, on the way out, as I was driving slowly past the Ramsey Canyon Bed and Breakfast, I decided to stop and take one more picture. Normally I try not to take pictures at a bird feeder (feels like cheating), but when it’s two cool birds like an Hepatic Tanager, and a female Black-headed Grosbeak in the same frame, I’ll make an exception.
Til next time,