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June 27th, 2011
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An early male RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was coming to a feeder in the yard of our rented house on Wagon Wheel Rd in Pinetop. It was first seen on Friday 24 and continued through Monday 27 June. A female ANNA’S was also visiting the feeder, as were a couple of BLACK-CHINNED and lots of BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRDS.

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Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Walnut Creek had several RED-FACED WARBLERS, a pair of HEPATIC TANAGERS and three daytime hunting GREAT HORNED OWLS.

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Great Horned Owl

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Red-faced Warbler

OSPREYS were seen frequently, as were LEWIS’S WOODPECKERS all round Pinetop. A single MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD was along Woodland Ave while a distant Aechmophorus type grebe was on Lake of the Woods.

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Osprey

Other species included DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, BAND-TAILED PIGEON, PURPLE MARTIN, VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW, PLUMBEOUS VIREO, BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER, HAIRY and ACORN WOODPECKERS, NORTHERN FLICKER, AMERICAN ROBIN, WESTERN BLUEBIRD, PYGMY NUTHATCH, MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE, AMERICAN CROW, STELLER’S JAY, the Red-backed form of DARK-EYED JUNCO, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, BULLOCK’S ORIOLE, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, PINE SISKIN, etc.

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Band-tailed Pigeon

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Hairy Woodpecker

On the way back to Tucson on Monday, a ZONE-TAILED HAWK was near The Shores just north of Winkelman. YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER, BELL’S VIREO and lots more were found in a five minute stop around lunchtime in over 100F heat.

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