I like stretching out these posts about Ramsey Canyon. I get to share more photos, and I'm enjoying reliving the experience. For me to be staying somewhere where the only things I can hear are the wind through the trees, birdsong, and the occasional growl from a coatimundi is to be in heaven.
This week I'm sharing photos I took of some of the resident birds. I was already familiar with the raucous calls of scrub jays from time spent in the Bisbee area, and I quickly learned that acorn woodpeckers can't carry a tune in a bucket either. And then there was the white-breasted nuthatch that was determined to stay out of camera range.
Let's take a look at some of our feathered friends, shall we?
|My T. Rex Vision usually spotted this nuthatch zipping down tree trunks-- and it always made sure to dash around to the other side of the trunk when I moved. Trying to photograph this little devil was a challenge!|
|Here it is, peeking out at me from a vantage point that would ensure the camera focused on the tree and not the bird. Dumb animals. Ha!|
|Zipping down the tree trunk again. It wanted the seeds in the feeder but was so shy that it would only take one seed at a time. How camera shy can you get? Is it in the Witness Protection Program or something?|
|The nanosecond it realized I had my camera out, it was off!|
|Meet the resident acorn woodpecker. Definitely not shy!|
|In fact, it turned out to be the most photogenic of the bunch.|
|Something a bit unsettling about those eyes, isn't there?|
|But what a handsome fellow!|
I hope you're enjoying Ramsey Canyon, too. Next week will be our last visit when I share photos of the hummingbirds we had fun watching. Join me then!