Southwestern Research Station and Fort Huachuca, Arizona - June 25th
Blue-throated Hummingbird #17
- The feeders at the Southwestern Research Station had several Hummingbirds...here a male Blue-throated Hummingbird...
Magnificent Hummingbird #15
- ...and here a young male Magnificent Hummingbird...
Magnificent Hummingbird #17
- ...and another young male Magnificent Hummingbird.
Yellow-eyed Junco #3
- Yellow-eyed Juncos were common...
Yellow-eyed Junco #9
- ...this bird is about 5 feet away!
American Robin #14
- American Robins patrolled the lawns around the buildings.
Acorn Woodpecker #4
- "I don't remember making THIS hole!"
Acorn Woodpecker #6
- "I need a thicker branch to hide behind."
Lavender Copper Mine #1
- On the way to Fort Huachuca, you pass the Lavender Pit Copper Mine...reputed to be the largest open pit copper mine in the world...
Lavender Copper Mine #3
- How the Lavender Pit got its name.
Red-spotted Purple #4
- Fort Huachuca wasn't very birdy...but the Leps and Odes made up for that...
Red Satyr #3
- The bland underwing pattern is not where this butterfly gets its name.
Neon Skimmer #11
- "Neon" is the right name for this "electric" red dragonfly...
Neon Skimmer #12
- ...it looks like it would glow in the dark!
Neon Skimmer #6
- The female is duller, but still brightly colored...
Neon Skimmer #7
- ...seen here from a slightly different angle.
Great Spreadwing #1
- Spreadwings are damselflies that look like miniature dragonflies because they "spread" their wings.
Wasp sp. #2
- One of the "Cicada-killer" or "Tarantula-hawk" type (i.e., very large!) wasps. Comments on the ID are welcome!
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