Birding Blog Archives

July 31st, 2010
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Great Horned Owl

Great-Horned-Owl-Tucson-10-0731-03My friend Marie called this afternoon to say there was an owl in her pine tree. And so there was – a recently fledged juvenile GREAT HORNED OWL. This ‘teenager’ is presumably from a local nest and is trying to establish a territory for itself, having been ‘kicked out’ by mom and dad. […]

July 26th, 2010

Buckeye Thrasher Site

Le-Conte's-Thrasher-Buckeye-10-0726-03Well, it’s probably not a normal experience in July, so don’t count on it, but to my amazement it took me only 12 minutes to find a calling LE CONTE’S THRASHER, see it fairly well and get a reasonable record shot. It was nothing more than dumb luck, presumably. […]

July 24th, 2010
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Miller Canyon, Ash Canyon

Spotted-Owl-Miller-Canyon-10-0724-05Beatty’s Guest Ranch was low on quantity of hummers, but as usual very high on quality. BERYLLINE, WHITE-EARED, BLUE-THROATED, MAGNIFICENT, ANNA’S, BLACK-CHINNED, BROAD-TAILED and BROAD-BILLED were all seen in 40 minutes. We hiked up canyon and enjoyed good looks at a SPOTTED OWL roosting in a maple. […]

July 10th, 2010
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Ash Canyon, Miller Canyon – Hummingbird workshop

At Beatty’s Guest Ranch in Miller Canyon we added BERYLLINE (male and female), WHITE-EARED (male and female), BLUE-THROATED (multiple), MAGNIFICENT and BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRDS, plus the leucistic hummingbird thought by most to be a Black-chinned. The feeders were really buzzing as the rain started to fall. SULPHUR-BELLIED FLYCATCHER also put in an appearance. […]