Taken outside of Sonoita, near Elgin along Rte 82
Something you don't see here in the east.... Open range!
Mary Jo Ballator's "Ash Canyon Bed & Breakfast" is a great place to see loads of Hummingbirds and others like this Acorn Woodpecker that was coming to suet in her backyard.
She has Lucifer Hummingbirds coming to her feeders through late September.
along with Rufous (seen below), Anna's, Black-chinned, Broad-tailed, Broad-billed & Magnificent Hummingbirds and several others as regular visitors to her yard.
Mexican Jays frequent her feeders as well.
The Paton's Hummingbird Haven in Patagonia hosts several Violet-crowned Hummingbirds as well as most of those listed above.
A Cooper's Hawk made a run at the feeders while I was there and hung around for several minutes contemplating its next move.
A Ladder-backed Woodpecker coming to the suet and posing in a nearby perch was a treat to see.
I'll continue in another post with stops at other locations around Sierra Vista.