Birding Blog Archives

September 8th, 2010
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Plain-capped Starthroat

Plain-capped-Starthroat-Patons-10-0908-03-EDI made a quick dash to Patagonia this morning in the hope of seeing a rare hummingbird discovered by Michael Marsden at the Paton house – the enigmatic PLAIN-CAPPED STARTHROAT. There are fewer than 20 US records, all from SE Arizona. […]

September 5th, 2010
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White Mountains, September

Madrean-Alligator-Lizard-Lake-of-the-Woods-10-0904-01We were based at Lake of the Woods in Pinetop. There is always something to see right by the cabins and around the lake. As usual Ospreys were fishing from the lake regularly and I was delighted to find a Madrean Alligator Lizard amongst the rocks along the nearby creek. […]

September 4th, 2010

Green’s Peak Dusky Grouse

Dusky-Grouse-Greens-Peak-10-0904-01I crept slowly, scanning the trees, not imagining I’d see anything in there, but then a shape materialized in front of me and… yes! There it was, a DUSKY GROUSE perched motionless towards the top of a pine. […]