A couple of weeks ago Gus took me for a drive down through Sonoita and Patagonia and back up through Rio Rico and Tubac. After a cold February it was finally nice enough to drive with the top down and enjoy our beautiful Arizona scenery. I took this picture with the car in motion as we rushed by with the sun on our heads and the wind in our faces!
Later I got him to stop at the Patagonia Roadside Rest Area where I briefly counted birds. I saw my first black vulture of the month flying high overhead and a couple of shy Chipping Sparrows which hid in the grasses and trees. This is the place to look for the Rose-throated Becard when it returns. If it does, I will be back! I have never seen that species…yet!