Birding Blog Archives

November 28th, 2008
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Varied Thrush

Wow! Stunning bird, this one, right up there with the best. The place was Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson, which I suppose has become my local patch of late. Not that I found this beauty myself; it had been present for several days and I knew where to look. It took a while to give itself […]

November 10th, 2008

Arizona listing

A few birds to the north got me out today.

The Northern Jacana, first reported last year but thought to have been present at a golf course pond in Casa Grande for anything up to three years, came back after going missing for the summer. This is a big rarity in the US and I […]

November 3rd, 2008

New dragon

I went out into my new courtyard last night to do a bit of top-up watering, and disturbed this chap who was roosting on the drapes by the hose reel. It was, in fact, the same curtain that hosted a roosting Chipping Sparrow on migration in September, so it’s a curtain with a track record…