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February 27th, 2010
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Ft Lowell Park, Tucson

Red-naped-Sapsucker-Ft-Lowell-Park-022710-02I was showing Ed a line of sapsucker wells in a tree when a fine male Red-naped Sapsucker appeared to demonstrate. Several Western Bluebirds were in the next tree, as was a Yellow-rumped Warbler in almost full breeding plumage. We also found our second interesting nest, a Great Horned Owl hunkered down on a mess of twigs. […]




February 21st, 2010
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Amado, Florida Canyon, Madera Canyon

Rufous-capped-Warbler-Florida-Canyon-022110-25The gorgeous Rufous-capped Warbler burst into life, feeding excitedly and calling frequently. It ranged slightly upslope, and then came right down to investigate me and my camera. It was difficult through the forest of small branches but I was quite pleased with the results. […]




February 7th, 2010
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Madera Canyon, Reid Park, Woodland Rd

Hooded-Merganser-Reid-Park-020710-10The various ponds at Reid Park produced several interesting birds: an early Tree Swallow, a Belted Kingfisher, 16 Canvasbacks, Lesser Scaups on every pond and the highlight, four Hooded Mergansers, two females, an immature male and a fine adult male. […]




February 4th, 2010
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Miller Canyon

Birding was tough all day. We hiked for miles, way up into the snow, but our reward was just a couple of Townsend’s Solitaires, a few Bushtits, Canyon Wrens, Red-breasted Nuthatches and Yellow-eyed Juncos, and that was about it. […]