A fun trip to AZ this last weekend yielded the following:
- Gray Vireo and Black-chinned Sparrow in the Pinal Mountains
- Mississippi Kite in Dudleyville
- Cassin’s, Botteri’s, Black-throated Sparrow and Varied Bunting near Proctor Rd at Madera Canyon; also 2 Berylline Hummingbirds, but no Aztec Thrush
- Five-striped Sparrow at Montosa Canyon
This crisp Hutton’s Vireo was near the top of Pinal Peak.
This Berylline Hummingbird was often near/at the Kubo feeders. Another Berylline was near the fruiting chokecherry tree that the Aztec Thrush was reported from. A trogon put in a brief appearance for us, but I was only able to get a butt shot (that one is tack-sharp though).
The reflection of the red feeder on the breast of this Broad-tailed Hummingbird is interesting.
The Sulphur-bellied Flycatchers in Madera Canyon started out pretty quiet early, but by mid morning they were quite vociferous.
Near the fruiting chokecherry tree there also was a Yarrow’s Spiny Lizard.