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May 26th, 2010
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Madera Canyon

Broad-billed-Hummingbird-Madera-Canyon-10-0527-04The general birding around Madera Kubo was just amazing: BERYLLINE, BLUE-THROATED, MAGNIFICENT and more HUMMINGBIRDS, BLUE and BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAKS, FLAME-COLORED, WESTERN, HEPATIC and SUMMER TANAGERS, BRIDLED TITMOUSE, ARIZONA WOODPECKER, BRONZED COWBIRD, BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER, PAINTED REDSTART, HOODED ORIOLE, PLUMBEOUS VIREO and more. […]

May 25th, 2010
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Pena Blanca Lake, Sycamore Canyon, California Gulch

Five-striped-Sparrow-California-Gulch-10-0527-04A ZONE-TAILED HAWK was hunting over the valley midway to the gulch from Ruby Road. In the gulch, FIVE-STRIPED SPARROWS were vocal and reasonably easy to find. At least five birds were tallied between the first and second stream crossings, as well as a good number of VARIED BUNTINGS. […]

May 13th, 2010
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Black-crowned Night-Heron, Cooper’s Hawk

Black-crowned-Hight-Heron-Sweetwater-10-0505-11Whilst on my photothon last week I encountered a couple of birds that I couldn’t resist spending a few minutes photographing, even though I was supposed to be on a mission to get quantity of species, not quality. […]

May 11th, 2010
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Richard’s Photothon 2010

gray-hawk-blue-haven-roadAfter a decent effort last year where I photographed 105 species, I took my photothon even more seriously this year and aimed for 110. I decided on a new route, spending more time in the car to reach more sites, so even though I would be in the field less I’d be exposed to more birds. And it paid off. I saw/heard a total of 127 species and somehow got photos of 114! 😀 […]