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August 29th, 2010
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Happy Valley

My friend Ed Tobin and I took an afternoon sightseeing drive to Happy Valley on the east side of the Rincon Mountains. Embarassingly, it was my first visit to this charming location, although Ed has been a regular visitor for many years. With the record winter rains and the great monsoon we’re still experiencing in SE Arizona, the whole region is looking more green and lush than I have ever seen it. Ed said that Happy Valley looked better than he’d ever seen it in 35 years.

The only avian highlights were GRAY HAWKS in three different drainages, including screaming young.

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