As we ventured down the dry stream bed we eventually found water trickling from some underground springs that eventually turned into a small stream of flowing water. Near the source of the springs, it pooled up under trees and we encountered some Leopard Frogs basking in the sun. Not sure of the exact species of Leopard Frogs they might be, but they almost look out of place in the desert.
We finally departed the Empire Ranch site about 11:00 am and ventured back to the town of Sonoita where we stopped for sandwiches and then continued on back to Patagonia and then ventured back into Harshaw Canyon. At the site of the former village of Harshaw we stopped and visited a very small but old cemetery and also discovered a Red-tailed Hawk nest high in a tree above us. We found the mother on the nest in a crouched position with wings out a bit giving us thought that she might have babies. Sure enough, when she took flight, we saw 3 little white fuzzy heads pop up just barely visible over the edge of the nest. When she returned and landed on a branch near the nest, one of the chicks moved to that side of the nest, but thankfully did not fall out.
The heat was starting to build and the bird life was quieting down in mid afternoon, so we decided to call it a day and head back to the Duquesne Bed and Breakfast for some rest and relaxation. The hammock in the back yard was ideal for relaxation and watching the birds fly around the back yard.