Today Jeff and I headed out for a drive after early morning rains.
It was late afternoon before we headed out.
We decided to travel a few miles down Flux canyon road..
They become very slippery when wet…
We decided to head to the Rest stop birding area..Famous for the Rose-throated Becard.
We knew it was too early for the Becard…we just wanted to see how birdie it would be…and it wasn't that birdie…Black Phoebe, Ruby-crowned kinglet and a few Yellow rumps.
The lake beautiful, though muddy We saw no ducks..no birds on the lake…There were large flocks of chipping sparrowsThis looks like blueberry..but I have never seen blueberry growing in ArizonaNot very birdie here either,
A few Rufous-winged sparrows, Black Phoebe, Gila Woodpecker, Flicker, Ruby-crowned kinglet and Meadowlarks…
down one of the canyon roads
The road was muddy so we didn't go much further The sun was starting to set, lighting up the rocks We then drove east, heading back to PatagoniaCatching the sunset lighting up the eastern skyA hillside lights up…
The clouds turn pink
Its has turned a bit chilly the past two days, in the mid 50s, compared to 70s just a few days ago.
I hope the migrating birds decide to head north despite the chilly weather here.
So far Patagonia lake seems the birdiest area around.
Tomorrow we might check out Arivaca area.