Monday, February 27, 2017

Patagonia Lake State Park

Broad-billed Hummingbird

 Fifteen minutes after backing into our camping site this afternoon, not even taking time to hook up the water and electricity, we were out the door and walking to the Visitor's Center were I took this photo of a male Broad-billed Hummingbird.  We had no idea what kind of a hummingbird it was.  Lucky for us a park volunteer came walking by and told us it was a Broad-billed.  Score one more for our Life Lists!  Patagonia Lake State Park is the top birding site in Arizona, and we decided almost spur of the moment while in Yuma a couple of weeks ago, that we would make the effort this year to get to Patagonia Lake. In the past it has seemed too far to travel, but now that we are here, we think it is going to be worth the extra driving.  We have reservations here until Friday the 3rd.  The weather is supposed to take a turn to the worse tomorrow with high winds and a chance of rain, so we made an effort to get in some birding time this afternoon.  You can look at our observation list here. The weather started deteriorating with over cast skies and wind this afternoon, but by Wednesday when the weather turns back to good, we plan on turning in a better list. 

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