31/01/20. Bonita Creek, Chiricahua Monument.

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.   7N5A4971I 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:

 

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