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Elegant Trogon!

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One of my primary target birds for Southeast Arizona was the Elegant Trogon. After abandoning an attempt to find one in Cave Creek Canyon in the Chiricahuas due to a big thunderstorm I was feeling like I wouldn't see one as everyone said it was pretty late and they were no longer calling. But I ran into a fellow named Elias who told me he had seen one in the Patagonia Mountains just a few days before so I drove up there late this afternoon. I was walking along the dirt road looking into the trees in hopes of spotting a trogon. I heard barking nearby--but not the barking call of a trogon, an real dog. There is a ranch nearby and I guess it was a ranch dog. At close to 5:30 pm I spotted this male Elegant Trogon about 25 feet up in a tree right by the road so got a couple of close up shots (photos are tightly cropped). The trogon flew off but I was able to refind it a hundred or so feet away but in a more distant tree from which I got these two bottom pics. I hadn't s…

Broad-billed Hummingbirds at Ash Canyon B&B

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These are two of dozens of Broad-billed Hummingbirds I watched at Ash Canyon Bed and Breakfast in Hereford, AZ. These males are so colorful from their distinctive red bills to to their brilliant blue and green plumage. I am very happy with how nice these pics turned out--do double click on these pics to enlarge them for even better views. SeEtta