Hold a Hummingbird in Your Hand

My story about the catch and release hummingbird site on the San Pedro River is up here. The place I stayed — paid for by Arizona Tourism, but not mentioned in the story — was a really beautiful Spanish style courtyard retreat called Casa San Pedro. Sometimes, they tag hummingbirds right there at the inn …
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Solstice in West Seattle

There were 75, maybe 100 people in the Solstice Park waiting to see the sun set. I’ve never seen this many people here, but also, I can’t remember the last time the sky was cloud free on the solstice. The day had been perfect so it wasn’t surprising that the neighborhood — and some folks …
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Chapel of the Holy Dove

I drove south from the Grand Canyon on Highway 180. At Valle, I turned East towards Flagstaff. The land was flat and scrubby at first and then, it turned to rolling hills covered in Ponderosa Pine — tall straight trees, evenly spaced. This is the Coconino National Forest and the San Francisco Peaks stand over …
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Refueling a Hummingbird

On June 1, 2014, I attended a hummingbird tagging session at San Pedro House on the grounds of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. This photo shows a black chinned hummingbird with his beak dipped in to a feeder. This little guy drank — apparently their heads bob when they drink — some of …
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