Lots of arms on these Saguaro Cactus
This female Gila Woodpecker was hanging out on the Saguaro flowers, I suspect eating flies that cluster on the blooms.
I had spotted this lone flowering Saguaro while we were driving up a wash. It was so far away that I had to use my zoom lens to confirm that it really was flowers I was seeing. The group patiently waited while I hiked up to get the photos. We drove past hundreds of thousands more during the day and I saw one possible bud so this one was really early.
This hummingbird was pretty excited to find all this nectar and kept darting in and out of the flowers
Here's some of the crew awaiting my return
Bob and Carol
One of the riders, Rick, spotted this Chuckwalla way up the bank at lunchtime
86 year old Blue spotted this tiny Tree Lizard beside his machine at lunchtime