A quick AZ trip (08/12-14/2011)

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.


One Comment

  1. Great birding! And you were right, there would be more than a few lifers for me out there.

    Where’s this supposed “tack-sharp” Trogon butt. I’ll believe it when I see it.


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