Chiricahua is an amazing place full of eerie stacked rocks, called “hoodoos”. They are formed when the lower rock layers are softer than the higher layers; wind and water erosion eats away at the lower rock and this results in the appearance of large balancing structures.
I went to Bonita Canyon before sunrise and sat in the wash waiting to see which birds I might encounter. I couldn’t recognise many, as I am unfamiliar with many Arizona birds. I think there are a number of woodpeckers present, hammering away at the trees.
Halfway through this recording a large number of Mexican Jays make a noisy arrival.
The recording is here: