Sunday, March 21, 2010

Patagonia Sonoita Nature Conservancy

Howdee all,

Jeff and I spent our last day in Patagonia at the

Nature conservancy not far from the center of town.

Jeff hears and spots a singing Eastern Meadowlarknature conservancy_003

We bird along the creek

nature conservancy_006 Lots of Robins around..taking baths in the creek…

nature conservancy and patons_060 Black Phoebe hunting for insects.nature conservancy and patons_068 It was a beautiful, warm day. Trees were starting to leaf out..

nature conservancy_009Birding the meadow for sparrowsnature conservancy and patons_087A Bridled titmouse check out this hole..nature conservancy and patons_089  Vermillion flycatchers darting about catching bugs…nature conservancy and patons_108 Lush green vegetation around the creek

we find a Lucys warbler in the low vegetation.nature conservancy and patons_091 Warm sun glowing thru the trees….nature conservancy and patons_080 We hike back the railroad bed trail   nature conservancy and patons_134A Cardinal…a bit different than the cardinals in the east..nature conservancy and patons_132  We say goodbye to the Nature Conservancy…

nature conservancy and patons_142And head over to Patons for one last look at

The Violet crowned hummernature conservancy and patons_199And the Broad-billednature conservancy and patons_213Until we meet again….  nature conservancy and patons_190


  1. Glad you enjoyed your time there. Enjoyed the photo of tree and sun and the pretty birdie's.

  2. It looks like you had a great time in Arizona Dawn. You got some great shots of the Vermilion Flycatcher and the hummers. I love that last photo of the Broad-billed Hummer from below with the sun lighting up its beak. Very cool.

    I have begun digiscoping and will post some of my shots soon. Say hi to Jeff. I miss you guys and I'm glad to see you are getting more birders together as you travel about.

    Happy birding!

  3. ....looks like another perfect birding day in your travels. What a cool place. Loved the shot of the little titmouse looking in the nesting cavity! ...and the Violet-crowned hummer is beautiful. I love that red bill!

  4. diane-j-m
    Thanks Diane, finally getting around to relpy to comments..been so busy in Big Bend Hiking..and internet is not so great..I am sure you can relate. Hope to catch up with your blog as soon as we leave this area and get to better reception.

    Howdee Larry, We did have a great time in AZ..sorry it has taken me so long to get back to your comment..very busy traveling and hiking and just enough time and energy to get a blog post out..forget commenting and reading blogs..
    Hope to get back to my regular blog reading soon.
    Want to see your digiscoping shots!

    Thanks Kelly, sorry it has taken me so long to get thank you for your comment..
    We have been so busy hiking and havent had time to reply..just enough time to get some posts up and then to bed.
    Hope to catch up with you soon..will be leaving this area and bad internet area in a few days.


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