Thanks for all of the love on yesterday's puffy sky. I wish I could thank everyone personally. You know you are all special to me. xx
When I arrived at the Santa Rita Lodge this afternoon the place was a madhouse. Fortunately, I didn't have to find parking among the masses because I have a reserved spot in a private area. The manager was aghast when she found out about the reservation screw up. She managed to arrange adding the two days I missed onto the end of my stay so I will be able to get seven nights here.
Since the wildlife area was crawling with people, after I unloaded everything, I took a short nap. By then things were calmer and I was able to take a photo or two. I want to pace myself. I snapped this cute Bridled titmouse sitting in one of the hummingbird feeder ant guards. I guess he was looking for some ant protein.
I've already seen broad-billed, magnificent (Rivoli), black-chinned and rufous hummingbirds. I thought I saw a blue-throated but he whizzed by me too quickly for a positive ID.
After dark I walked over to the area to have a little chat with mom and to look at the millions of stars in the sky. As I was gazing, something flew past me towards the feeder. It was a bat flitting back and forth getting sips of the nectar. I really wanted to try to shoot them. I returned to the casita for my camera, adjusted the settings and headed back. I didn't see a single bat. Now that I know what time they're around, I'll try during the rest of the week.
I'm off to a nice, relaxing start. I may have to scoot to town later in the week for a few clean clothes and food. I didn't pack for the extra two nights. Forgot to bring anything for breakfast. DUH.