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December 5th, 2014
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Black-capped Gnatcatchers, Winter Wren

I led the free morning bird walk at Patagonia Lake State Park on Friday December 5th, which yielded 65 species, the highlights being:

A pair of BLACK-CAPPED GNATCATCHERS in the bosque between the lake and Nutting’s Wash (map).

The WINTER WREN continues along the creek at the eastern end of the lake, 100 yards upstream (away from the lake) from the bridge. It was again on the northern side of the creek, but visible from the trail on the southern side.

Also, several EARED and WESTERN GREBES, GREAT HORNED OWL, RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER, GRAY and calling PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHERS, calling NORTHERN BEARDLESS-TYRANNULET, HUTTON’S, PLUMBEOUS and CASSIN’S VIREOS, BROWN CREEPER and BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER.

Photos © Katherine Cudney

Black-capped Gnatcatcher © Katherine Cudney

Black-capped Gnatcatcher © Katherine Cudney

Black-capped Gnatcatcher © Katherine Cudney

 

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