Back in October of last year I took a trip to Portal, AZ to spend some time with friends and bird one of my favorite places in Arizona. I was only able to spend one night with these gals but I had a great time. Early on the morning of October 4th donna and I woke early and were out the door watching birds as the sun rose, but soon we had to pack things up. Cynthia had to get one the road and soon bid us all good-bye, while Donna, Linda and I went back over to Cave Creek Ranch to watch birds together one last time. For $5 you can sit and watch the birds and wildlife to your heart’s content! Here is just a bit of what we saw.
(This is the 2014 ABA Bird of the Year!)
What a good time we had! After this morning at Cave Creek Ranch Linda also left, but Donna and I were not done yet! I didn't drive all this way just to turn around and go home, so Donna and I drove up the canyon to see what we could see. It was so quiet there. This was during that wonderful (sarcasm) government shut down, so all the campgrounds were closed. Autumn is not the prime birding time in Cave Creek Canyon as most of the specialty birds have migrated south, but Donna and I hit pay dirt as you will see in my next post!