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May 8th, 2009
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Richard’s Photothon: the result

First off, here’s the important stuff – the list, and the photos.

I was aiming for 70 species, although I had no idea what to expect. I ended up with photos of 105! 8)

001. House Sparrow
002. Gila Woodpecker
003. White-winged Dove
004. House Finch
005. Rock Pigeon
006. Inca Dove
007. Mourning Dove
008. Anna’s Hummingbird
009. Northern Mockingbird
010. Lesser Goldfinch
011. European Starling
012. Mallard (+ Mexican Duck)
013. Northern Waterthrush
014. Song Sparrow
015. White-crowned Sparrow
016. Lazuli Bunting
017. American Coot
018. Harris’s Hawk
019. Great Blue Heron
020. Red-winged Blackbird
021. Abert’s Towhee
022. Gambel’s Quail
023. Great-tailed Grackle
024. Brown-headed Cowbird
025. American Avocet
026. Black-necked Stilt
027. Lark Sparrow
028. Spotted Sandpiper
029. Killdeer
030. Blue-winged Teal
031. Northern Shoveler
032. Red-tailed Hawk
033. Ruddy Duck
034. Western Wood-Pewee
035. Curve-billed Thrasher
036. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
037. Cactus Wren
038. Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s)
039. Common Yellowthroat
040. Eurasian Collared-Dove
041. Common Moorhen
042. American White Pelican
043. Black Phoebe
044. Western Tanager
045. Cliff Swallow
046. American Kestrel
047. Cinnamon Teal
048. White-throated Swift
049. Western Kingbird
050. Great Egret
051. Verdin
052. Ladder-backed Woodpecker
053. Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
054. Swainson’s Hawk
055. Rufous-crowned Sparrow
056. “Western Flycatcher” (either Pacific-slope or Cordilleran)
057. Black-throated Sparrow
058. Townsend’s Warbler
059. Northern Cardinal
060. Warbling Vireo
061. Turkey Vulture
062. Ash-throated Flycatcher
063. Bell’s Vireo
064. Broad-billed Hummingbird
065. Black-headed Grosbeak
066. Lincoln’s Sparrow
067. Say’s Phoebe
068. Mexican Jay
069. Acorn Woodpecker
070. Summer Tanager
071. Wilson’s Warbler
072. Arizona Woodpecker
073. Pine Siskin
074. Black-chinned Hummingbird
075. Black-throated Gray Warbler
076. White-breasted Nuthatch
077. Hooded Oriole
078. Hepatic Tanager
079. Scott’s Oriole
080. Flame-colored Tanager
081. Wild Turkey
082. Cassin’s Vireo
083. Bridled Titmouse
084. Painted Redstart
085. Pyhrruloxia
086. Horned Lark
087. Chihuahuan Raven
088. Cassin’s Kingbird
089. Greater Roadrunner
090. Wilson’s Phalarope
091. Eared Grebe
092. Ring-necked Duck
093. Willet
094. Barn Swallow
095. Green-winged Teal
096. Snowy Egret
097. Long-billed Dowitcher
098. Least Tern
099. Baird’s Sandpiper
100. Greater Yellowlegs
101. Least Sandpiper
102. Neotropic Cormorant
103. Scaled Quail
104. Black-crowned Night-Heron
105. Chipping Sparrow
Backyard, Tucson
Backyard, Tucson
Backyard, Tucson
Backyard, Tucson
Backyard, Tucson
Backyard, Tucson
Backyard, Tucson
Backyard, Tucson
Backyard, Tucson
Midtown Tucson
Midtown Tucson
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Sweetwater Wetlands
Santa Cruz, Ina Rd
Santa Cruz, Ina Rd
Santa Cruz, Ina Rd
Santa Cruz, Ina Rd
Santa Cruz, Ina Rd
Christopher Columbus Park
Pima Canyon
Pima Canyon
Pima Canyon
Florida Wash
Florida Wash
Florida Wash
Florida Wash
Florida Wash
Florida Wash
Florida Wash
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Box Canyon Rd
Box Canyon Rd
Box Canyon Rd
Box Canyon Rd
Box Canyon Rd
Benson WTP
Benson WTP
Benson WTP
Benson WTP
Benson WTP
Benson WTP
Willcox Twin Lakes
Willcox Twin Lakes
Willcox Twin Lakes
Willcox Twin Lakes
Willcox Twin Lakes
Willcox Twin Lakes
Willcox Twin Lakes
Willcox Twin Lakes
Willcox Twin Lakes
Willcox Twin Lakes

It should be remembered that the emphasis today was entirely on quantity, not quality. Some people – most of all me – say that’s the way I take photos anyway! 😉

There are, I confess, one or two photos which could be considered contentious. I’ve included ‘Western Flycatcher’ which used to be a species until it was split into two species that are almost impossible to tell apart in the field when they’re not calling (like this one), Pacific-slope Flycatcher and Cordilleran Flcycatcher. It’s one or the other. And can you identify the raven species from the photo? No, not really, but I’m only claiming one of the two species we get here, so it doesn’t really matter if it’s Chihuahuan or Common Raven.

Also, a prize to the first person that points out one that I’ve genuinely misidentified… I bet there’s one…

The photos are in the order in which I photographed the species, but not necessarily the order in which the individual photos were taken. For example, the Lazuli Bunting photo on the sixth row below was taken later in the afternoon at Madera Canyon, but the first shot of Lazuli Bunting I got was at Sweetwater. I replaced it with the Madera shot becuase that was an even more horrible photo than this one! The same applies for Lesser Goldfinch, Red-tailed Hawk, Gambel’s Quail, Western Wood-Pewee, American White Pelican, etc.

 

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