I stopped in Sisters this afternoon coming back from Malheur NWR. I easily got my targets: Pinyon Jay, White-headed Woodpecker and Pygmy Nuthatch. While looking through a massive amount of birds on the east side of N Lafollete St (just north of the Railway traffic circle), I came across a pure Red-breasted Sapsucker and this young female Williamson’s Woodpecker. Neither are normally seen in Sisters around the Heavenly Acres.
The Elegant Terns at the Hammond Boat Basin continue to impress. Today over 100 birds were on the pilings on the river just outside the harbor.
Yet another superb AZ trip netting:
- 3 Zone-tailed Hawks (2 at Proctor Rd, 1 over Speedway Blvd in Tucson)
- Northern Waterthrush (north end of Silverbell Lake in Tucson)
- Ruddy Ground-Dove (Red Rock feedlot)
- Juvie Elegant Trogon at Proctor Rd
- Plain-capped Starthroat (Madera Canyon), Lucifer Hummingbird (Ash Canyon B&B), Violet-crowned Hummingbird (Paton’s, Ramsey Canyon)
- Singing Cassin’s, Botteri’s, Rufous-winged, Grasshopper, Rufous-crowned, Black-throated Sparrows
- Lark Buntings at several places
- Late-ish Thick-billed Kingbird (Patagonia Roadside Area), Buff-breasted FC (Hunter Canyon), Sulphur-bellied FC (8 in Hunter Canyon)
- 2 Stilt Sandpipers, 1 juvie Short-billed Dowitcher, TKs, Scaled Quail in Willcox
- Bronzed Cowbirds (Paton’s and Red Rock feedlot)
- Virginia’s Warbler in with lots of Nashville’s at Hunter Canyon