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July 29th, 2011
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Columbia Silkmoth (Glover's subspecies)

Columbia-Silkmoth-Glovers-Silkmoth-Mt-Lemmon-11-0729-05As Kristen and I drove into Summerhaven, I noticed something in the road. I drove around this interesting looking object, parked, and we went back to take a look. To my absolute delight, it turned out to be this stunning moth, a Columbia Silkmoth of the Glover’s Silkmoth subspecies. […]

July 29th, 2011
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Mt Lemmon

Cliff-Chipmunk-Mt-Lemmon-11-0729-01We added lots more higher elevation birds such as HAIRY WOODPECKER, BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD, CORDILLERAN FLYCATCHER, PLUMBEOUS VIREO, STELLER’S JAY, VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW, MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE, BUSHTIT, three species of NUTHATCH, BROWN CREEPER, WESTERN BLUEBIRD, HERMIT THRUSH and YELLOW-EYED JUNCO. […]

July 27th, 2011
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Black-tailed Rattlesnake

Black-tailed-Rattlesnake-Madera-Canyon-11-0727-04Whilst exploring Madera Canyon with Kristen Heimerl from Ohio, we were shown two beautiful BLACK-TAILED RATTLESNAKES right at the side of the road, just uphill from Chuparosa Inn. Two birders had found them moments before, one of them by almost standing on the snakes. The shocked birder was still trembling! […]

July 27th, 2011
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Continental, Madera Canyon

Black-Bear-Madera-Canyon-11-0727-07Madera Kubo had a nice selection of birds, including BERYLLINE and VIOLET-CROWNED HUMMINGBIRDS, SUMMER and HEPATIC TANAGERS, BRONZED COWBIRD, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAKS and PLUMBEOUS VIREO. A bit like buses, after waiting for nine years to see one, I saw my second BLACK BEAR of the month. It ambled across the road right in front of us. […]