Yet another AZ trip (01/10-12/2014)

On my the 3rd attempt, I finally succeeded getting my ABA Sinaloa Wren at Tubac. The bird near its presumed nest site at the powerline cut about 0.5mi south of the Tubac DeAnza trailhead (or about the same distance north of Clark Crossing). Other highlights include Black-chinned Sparrow, Elegant Trogon and 3-4 Rufous-capped Warblers at Florida Canyon. The rest of the trip (including Patagonia and the San Rafael Valley) was rather anemic, but lots of year (and therefore beer birds) were had.

2 well-seen Bobcats were the non-avian highlight in Patagonia.

RufousCappedWarbler

That’s all I could muster. Several birds were constantly visible from the “video-camera-oak-grove” a few hundred yards above the dam. That doesn’t mean that you are going to get good shots though …

Bobcat

Embarrassingly enough, I couldn’t get a better shot of a pretty close bobcat along Blue Haven Rd in Patagonia.

VermillionFC

Of course, Vermilion Flycatcher are quite a bit more cooperating …

WesternBluebird

And one of the Reid Park Western Bluebirds is as well … I missed the Pine Warbler. And here the rest of the pretty sorry bunch: A Black-chinned Sparrow to the left, and a female Elegant Trogon to the right …

BlackChinnedSparrow   ElegantTrogon

Nevertheless, it was fun …

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Author: birdmeister

Obsessed with birding, I started taking a pictures in '01 after a brief personalized intro by the incomparable David LaPuma. In July '09, I acquired a Canon EOS 50D with a 100-400mm IS lens to be able to shoot the fast-moving lbjs that were so difficult before. In Dec '14, I upgraded my body to a Canon 7D Mark II and immediately noticed a big improvement. Nevertheless, I'm first and foremost a birder, then a photographer. Please note that all pictures on this site were taken by birdmeister (the owner of this site) except for where otherwise mentioned. All pictures on this site are copyrighted.

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