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Elegant Trogon!!

Steve and I have been seeing and photographing many birds over the past week but there is one that we were both hoping to capture and today we got lucky!

The Elegant Trogon is a 12″ tropical bird that ranges in the surrounding canyons and although we have heard there were sightings in the area it’s still pretty rare and exciting bird to see. We hiked all morning without success, heard of a few sightings but always seemed just too late to catch a glimpse of him. Then, just as we were giving up for the day and heading to the truck, we heard that he had been sighted again and this time we were rewarded for our efforts! I took many photos of this glorious bird and here are a few of my favorites. He was a spectacular sight as we followed him along the canyon for about 2 hours, traipsing through the brush, crisscrossing the stream and snagging ourselves on cactus trying to keep him in sight. He loved to tuck himself back in the trees, but did pose briefly a few times for us! Click any photo below to expand and start the slide show!

 

 

 

 

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  1. Jean M Ledoux #

    These photos are SO beautiful!! Well worth the hunt! Congratulations on making contact..you are quite the birder. I really like the one where you captured the bird taking off with the lovely wingspread…and what colors! Really an amazing bird. Good for you.

    March 20, 2018
    • Sarah #

      Oh thank you so much sister! It was thrilling to see a bird like this in the wild! I just shot like a paparazzi trying to get as much as possible!

      March 20, 2018
    • Sarah #

      Thank you so much!! It was awesome!!

      March 23, 2018
  2. Marta #

    Such an awesome post and your photos captures their Beaty so well.
    We have been attending a fiberglass rally in Montgomery Alabama, 116 units registered. A lot of Escape trailers, 2 fifth wheels and an older single axle fifth wheel from Manitoba Canada.
    Take care my dear,travel safe, Marta and Glen

    March 20, 2018
    • Sarah #

      Wow Marta!! That sounds like such fun!!

      March 23, 2018

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