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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Arroyo Otra Vez

Turpentine Bush?
I did the same hike as yesterday except when I reached the eastern wider terminus of the major arroyo I decided not to hike up to the northernmost dirt road for the return trip.  Instead, I partially backtracked in the arroyo and then used one of the north/south dirt roads to access Geothermal.

From there it was a straight shot back to the waiting Jeep just west of the gate.  There were no other vehicles in the parking area upon arrival and departure, and the only people I saw this morning was a guy driving an ATV out near the western flank of Tortugas Mountain.

Midway up the arroyo

Buffalo Gourd leaves

Hairy False Goldenaster

This and the next:  not sure who this little guy is

Some type of flycatcher?

Looking back the way I just came

Huge old Ocotillo

Unusually tall tree

This and all the hummers:  same individual



I'm going with female Black-chinned Hummingbird

Gnarly old Ocotillo

White-winged Dove

Climbing Milkweed pods and parachute

This and the next:  same Desert Globemallow


This and the last:  got to be a Wilson's Warbler


 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Nice photos of that mysterious hummingbird. And it's good to see the blooming Turpentine Bush, a harbinger of Fall.

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