Beautiful sights

Beautiful sights
Horses at blue water Lake state park

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Exotic birds in the spring

For the past 10 days I've been at the Chiricahua  mountains in SE Arizona.  My main objective has been the Elegant Trogan, which is a tropical bird which breeds in this area each summer.

As soon as I arrived, the spring winds began and so birding has been intermittent ( I figure if the birds don't hide in the bad wind, then they should).

One non windy day I went up the trail looking for the trogan, and you guessed it...Power pooped big time.  I retrieved it with a poop bag and tied the bag to Power's leash.  After walking back down to the car, I realized the bag was gone!  So, back up the trail we went and sure enough the bag was nearly all the way back.

I never saw the trogon, because they were 1 1/2 miles up the trail, and I couldn't walk that far.  Shucks!

Yesterday, I saw 2 Montezuma quail.  I have so rarely seen these uncommon quail and I felt fortunate to see them and even more fortunate to photograph them.

Montezuma quail

Aren't they fabulous?

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8 comments:

  1. That quail is beautiful, I've never even heard of it.. I'll have to look it up to find out more. :)

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    1. I think they are beautiful also!

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  2. I guess Power didn't want to carry the bag himself!

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    1. You are so very knowledgeable about greyhounds!

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  3. Beautiful little bird. Hope you get to see the Trojan.

    Enjoy your day.

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    1. The trogan is beyond my reach at this time...I'm hoping that in September, when I'm finished volunteering at Bluewater lake, that they will have moved down the mountains and I'll be able to reach them!

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  4. Nice Photo of the quail! Are you still in the Chiricahuas? We love it there! Saw your note above that you'll be back to Bluewater this summer??? Glad to hear you're returning. When do you plan to arrive? We had first planned to be there before Memorial Day, but have altered our plans to being there before Father's Day. Mark was good with that. See you soon!

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  5. I left a comment here, but there was no message that it had gone to you for moderating...Are you still in the Chiricahuas? We love it there...have hiked in it several times.....just wanted to say glad you'll be back at Bluewater. When will you arrive? We will be there before Father's Day. See you soon! Anita

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