The Ash Canyon Bed and Breakfast is one of the must-visit sites in southeastern Arizona. It is hardly hard-core birding, as you are sitting around in Mary Jo Ballator’s back yard watching the feeders, but the diversity of birds is great. I shared some of the hummingbird species in an earlier post. Here are a few other species seen in the yard.
One White-winged Dove is gorgeous and wonderful. Dozens and dozens of White-winged Doves are loud and obnoxious.
Scott’s Orioles were attracted to oranges and grape jelly.
Lark Sparrow, with a Chipping Sparrow in the background
Several rodents were enjoying the bounty along with the birds. This is a Rock Squirrel.
Arizona Gray Squirrels have huge tails, which they use as parasols in the hot sun.
The cutest critter of the trip was this Cotton Rat.
This Red-faced Warbler was seen in nearby Miller Canyon. Of course, before I got my camera out, he was on a low perch singing his little heart out. Once the camera came out, he felt the need to fly to this high back-lit perch.