2011 Trip across the US
2012 Trip across the US
2014 Trip across the US
2015 Trip to Alaska
2015-16 Southwest Trip
2016 New England Trip
2016 - 17 Southwest Trip
2017 - 18 Trip to Pick Up a New Escape 21 Trailer & More
2018 - 19 Trip to Winnipeg & the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
2019 - 20 Trip to the Southwest
Thursday, March 3, Gilbert Ray Campground, Tucson, AZ, Day 4 - 0 Miles, 4,577 Miles for the Trip
Another warm night. I was up a little early (for me) and headed to the Arizona Desert Museum around 8:45. $22.95 with a $2.00 senior discount. I wandered through a couple of exhibits, then headed to the 10:00AM Raptor program. A large crowd, but they have a number of "handlers" that get the birds to land near all the parts of the crowd. It is pretty impressive to see the birds fly 6" over the heads of the crowd. The had 3 species - a Great Horned Owl, a Crested Caracara, and a bunch of Harris's Hawks. Lots of photos, although I had the camera set on program, and it selected a shutter speed too slow for good in flight images.
I can't name the hummingbirds, because my iBirds Photo Sleuth seems to think all of them are Costa's Hummingbirds, and I know some are not. I'll just call them hummingbirds.
|The View||The View||Javelina||The Crowd|
|Birds of Prey Docent||Great Horned Owl||Great Horned Owl||Great Horned Owl|
|Great Horned Owl||Great Horned Owl||Great Horned Owl||Crested Caracara|
|Crested Caracara||Crested Caracara||Crested Caracara||Harris's Hawk|
|Harris's Hawk||Harris's Hawk||Harris's Hawk||White Winged Dove|
I got back to the trailer around 2:00. Highly recommend a visit to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. Lots to see and many (over 500) docents spread around the 21 acres & 2 miles of walking paths.
I spent the rest of the afternoon reading or listening to an audio book. I took down the hummingbird feeder so I could clean it up before putting it away for tomorrow's travel. About 1/2 hour later, my hummingbird showed up and was annoyed! Flew around buzzing me for a minute or so before leaving.
Dinner was a grilled Chicken Teriyaki Shish Kabob.
Until Tomorrow -
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