During my stay at the Elks in Flagstaff, hummingbirds were in abundance. I'm pretty sure this one is a Rufous.
Occasionally they played "nice."
But most of the time each insisted on having the feeder all to themselves. Sometimes there were as many as 10 divebombing individuals.
Not sure about this guy, but it may be a Black-chinned Hummingbird.
And this might be a Broad-tailed Hummingbird. They make a very loud buzz when flying.
This little guy enjoyed the Hummer shows. He's an Abert's squirrel, I believe. In other parts of the year he has long hair ear tufts.
My father is a real train fanatic, and wanted me to go check out the railroad bridge at Canyon Diablo, east of Flagstaff. The road there was not the best...
But we made it! It's a very busy line. This is the new bridge, opened in 1947.
The original pillars that the old bridge was mounted on were excavated from the surrounding Kaibab limestone and shaped on site by Italian stonemasons.
The old bridge was completed sometime in the 1880s.
The wind must get pretty wicked here sometimes. You can see the cover of a railroad car that blew off lying in the canyon.