After Returning home, three clients spent a day with me in the Huachuca Mountains. One of the highlights of the day was a male Elegant Trogon scolding a roosting Great Horned Owl in Huachuca Canyon. After trekking up the mountain we understood why that Trogon was there as the Madrone Trees were dripping with fruits. We had several Red napped Sapsuckers, Hermit Thrushes and more Ruby crowned Kinglets than could be counted.
Bosque del Apache Festival of the Cranes was this past week where I guided with the BRANT team from Albuquerque. The weather was splendid for the first five days, and the winds picked up the last day. We had literally thousands of Ross's and Snow Geese, Sandhill Cranes. Raptors included Red tailed Hawks: Harlan's, rufous morphed, Western and Fuertes, Prairie Falcons, Am. Kestrel, Ferruginous Hawk, Merlin and more. Owling trips presented the groups with excellent looks at the Western Screech Owl, Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl. It was a fantastic week of birding.
2015 calendar year looks busy. If you need a guide in the Huachucas, Chiricahuas or at White Water Draw give me a call! 520-366-6722