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April 30th, 2011
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Birds of Fray Birdathon 2011

Caspian-Tern-Willcox-11-0430-01I ended on a total of 144 species. At Willcox, six CASPIAN TERNS, 18 RING-BILLED GULLS and three FRANKLIN’S GULLS were the obvious stars. On the shorebird front, single SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and WILLET were among hundreds of peeps. PRAIRIE FALCON and SWAINSON’S HAWK were overhead. […]

April 27th, 2011

One down, two to go

Photothon 2011On Saturday 30 April I will be taking charge of one of the ‘expert-led’ birdathons with my hilariously-named team, ‘Birds of Fray’. There’s still time to sign up and join me on Saturday – it’ll be fun! Sponsor Birds of Fray. On Tuesday 3 May I’ll be taking part in my third and final birdathon of the season when I make an attempt to better the 114 species I photographed last year on my second Photothon. Sponsor Richard’s Photothon […]

April 23rd, 2011
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AveVentura Birdathon 2011

The AveVentura team – Robert Merideth, Linda Stitzer, Kathy Jacobs, Susan Randolph, Ed Tobin and I – took part in this year’s Birdathon in aid of Tucson Audubon Society. We ended with the team’s best ever total of 123 species. Here are some highlights… […]

April 19th, 2011
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Huachuca Mountains

Lucifer-Hummingbird-Ash-Canyon-11-0419-01We were able to add another hummer to the list, a fine male LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD which made a couple of visits. Both male and female CALLIOPE were also seen, as well as the usual array of eye-popping birds. The orioles were extremely popular. […]