Birding Blog Archives

November 30th, 2010
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Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon & Grand Canyon

Grand-Canyon-10-1130-07I’ve been to the Grand Canyon several times now. There’s nothing to prepare you for it and not a great deal you can say about it that makes any sense. Taking photos seems almost pointless as they never show anything of the experience of standing on the edge of one of the world’s largest and most impressive canyons. […]

November 29th, 2010

Montezuma Castle & Sedona

Montezuma-Castle-10-1129-03Our first stop was the impressive Montezuma Castle, a 1,000-year-old cliff dwelling near Camp Verde. Beautifully preserved and presented, this is a quick and easy place to visit and well worth the short diversion from our route. […]

November 27th, 2010

Happy Valley

Happy-Valley-10-1127-07The obvious highlight was watching a RED-TAILED HAWK which was plucking its recently caught prey in a roadside tree whilst being absolutely hammered by a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE. The shrike was screaming at the hawk and dive-bombing it, actually hitting it on the head time and again. […]

November 25th, 2010
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Chiricahua Mountains 3

Portal-10-1124-04After enjoying a great early morning, we headed back over the mountains again. Near the Onion Saddle we found a mixed bird flock which included PYGMY NUTHATCH, YELLOW-EYED JUNCO and the highly prized MEXICAN CHICKADEE, the only place it occurs in the USA. […]