Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Our B&B here brought the Sonoran Desert just outside our balcony. Definitely a very comfortable stay at Full Circle Ranch. A swim in the infinity pool and a dip in the hot tub after a long day's hike made it seem even more a desert oasis.
At sunrise , there was a cacophony of birds. I couldn't see them in the dense vegetation, but I sure could hear them! So I started making up names based on the sounds. Laughing jay. Coughing dove. Early rising woodpecker. Boinkers, coo-purrs, barking bobs, chirping chicks. I did manage to see three desert cottontail hares, quails, tanagers, and a gila woodpecker. Rob and I also swear we saw a pair of roadrunners, but it was hard to confirm because they streaked across the road too fast to make a positive identification.
This was cowboy country. It was hilly on our hikes and we had to watch out for rattlesnakes and horse poo as we traveled the trails.