This year has been the year of exploration in the Huachuca mountains. They say your first two years of birding are the most exciting and this has only been my first year really attempting to bird. But to be honest, I don't just bird. Do any of us really? If there's a cool shot, don't we always try to take it? Todays focus is on the beautiful Ash Canyon outside of Sierra Vista. At the entrance to this gravel road, we were greeted by lots of deer.
At Mary Jo's garden, you'll find lots of hummers gracing her wildflowers.
Or see the Acorn Woodpeckers eyeing up all the food she provides on her property.
Lots of territorial disputes. The hummers have a hard time sharing:)
But no one seems to notice the Nuthatch going up and down and upside down around the mesquite. This bird makes me smile. Clever!
There are many canyons in the Huachuca Mountains. I've only been to 4 of them. Each unique and exciting AND full of different critters. Ash Canyon is brighter and sunnier so wear a cap, sunscreen, and have some good hiking boots. There is so much more to explore!