Sunday, March 16, 2014

Southeaster Arizona Adventure

What a outstanding adventure DesertDale has chosen to take Kitfoxgal on this time.  I give him
a A1 on this one.
View of the Patagonia Lake on our walk at the State Park.
So much has been going on, I can not put it all down.  Our stay at the Fairgrounds in Sonoita is a good site to boondock.  We stayed there a few days over a week.  That was our base camp.

We took a tour of the area, many things to see.  Such as the corral, where they have their 4th of July fun day.
Then you must see Ramsey Canyon Preserve.The birds are there to view, plus the James Cabin he built in 1902.  Their family got to large so they built the one in the photo in 1911.

So much to see.  16 site in all, over a 3 mile hike.

Cattle ranching, mining and the railroads have come and gone, leaving Patagonia as a hybrid borderland culture with a population that is over half of Hispanic origin, consisting of shopkeepers, wellness enthusiasts and practitioners, artists,  farmers, former cowboys, vaqueros, miners and retirees.

 There is the Patagonia Sonoita Creek State Park with the lake and birding galore and camp sites,and much more.

Cattle ranching, mining and the railroads have come and gone, leaving Patagonia as a hybrid borderland culture with a population that is over half of Hispanic origin, consisting of shopkeepers, wellness enthusiasts and practitioners, artists,  farmers, former cowboys, vaqueros, miners and retirees.

This is a view of the waterfalls at Paton House. The home of the Paton's, who both have past away. has built this site for us all to enjoy.  Their yard remains open to the public under the care of interim site hosts.
There is bank of hummingbird feeders on the back of the house that draws a variety of birds.  There is a place provided for donations to the sugar,feed fund.  That is the only fee.

This female Northern Cardinal is at one of the feeders. They like the sunflower seeds, safflower seeds and cracked corn.

This Bridled Titmouse was on one of the tree branches, looking for his lunch, when DesertDale shit this photo.
DesertDale shot this photo of the Pyrrhuloxia,  also looking for food.  They are a "desert cardinal" favors bushy places.  

Hermit Thrush was at the feeders. They are the only brown thrush likely in cold weather.  They do migrate in earlier in spring.

Hope you all enjoy this posting as much as DesertDale and Kitfoxgal had at the Paton House.

Kitfoxgal

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