[thumb:4276:l]After Friday’s unsuccessful effort, I couldn’t resist having another go at seeing the Brown-backed Solitaire at Ramsey Canyon. I decided to give myself a break and arrive around the time the bird is usually seen, so took a leisurely drive down to the Huachuca Mountains and pulled into the parking area just after 10am.
Southeast Arizona always attracts interesting birds from Mexico, but so far this year the birds have been surprising – a Gray-collared Becard (or maybe two, depending on who saw what) in the Chiricahuas, and now a Brown-backed Solitaire in the Huachucas, first at Miller Canyon, then at Ramsey Canyon (or are there two of these […]
Not for the first time I missed a major Arizona rarity by not getting in gear quickly enough. The bird in question was a Pacific Golden Plover, which had been recorded in the state only once before. It had been present at Willcox Lake for two days – but was nowhere to be seen on […]