The Road to Mount Ord is Not for Wimps

I’m discovering that reaching some of Arizona’s most interesting birding sites requires a certain amount of commitment. Whether it’s time, vehicle requirements or sheer guts, you often have to give a lot in order to get something in return. The drive to Mount Ord is the perfect example. Between the fist-clenching moments around every switchback and the bump and grind of the rocky road, you must go slowly, not only for the sake of your vehicle and the comfort of your passengers, but because you never know what you’ll see coming around the next corner….

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The Horrible Hump Day at Hassayampa

There are horror stories in every photographer’s storehouse of memories – forgetting to load the camera with film (now memory card), running out of battery at a crucial, never-to-be-regained moment. Well, I’ve got my own sad tale to tell – lesson learned and, hopefully never repeated…

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