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July 26th, 2015
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Agua Caliente Park, Mt Lemmon

Another good day on Mt Lemmon, with the usual visit to Agua Caliente Park thrown in. We were a bit rushed as we came up from Rio Rico in the morning and had to be at the airport by 4:30, but we still crammed in plenty of good birds, and some sightseeing too.

San Pedro Vista, Mt Lemmon

Geology  Vista, Mt Lemmon

Windy Point Vista, Mt Lemmon

Geology Vista, Mt Lemmon

Windy Pint Vista, Mt Lemmon

Babad Do'ag Vista, Mt Lemmon

Babad Do'ag Vista, Mt Lemmon

Rio Rico:

A SWAINSON’S HAWK was over I-19.

Agua Caliente Park:

A brief stop produced BELL’S VIREO, ‘DESERT’ PURPLE MARTIN and RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW.

Soldier Canyon:

The male VARIED BUNTING continues, along with CANYON and CACTUS WRENS, and BLACK-TAILED GNATCATCHER.

Incinerator Ridge Rd:

The general birding was good as usual, with HAIRY WOODPECKER, GREATER PEWEE, CORDILLERAN FLYCATCHER, HUTTON’S VIREO, MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE, BUSHTIT, WHITE-BREASTED and PYGMY NUTHATCHES, BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, WESTERN BLUEBIRD, BLACK-THROATED GRAY, HERMIT, and RED-FACED WARBLERS, PAINTED REDSTART, SPOTTED TOWHEE, and YELLOW-EYED JUNCO.

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Mountain Chickadee

Painted Redstart

Painted Redstart

Pygmy Nuthatch

Pygmy Nuthatch

Pygmy Nuthatch

Cliff Chipmunk

Summerhaven:

The warbler show continues to excel along the creek opposite the Living Rainbow Gift Shop, with one or two heavily molting ORANGE-CROWNED and RED-FACED WARBLERS, PAINTED REDSTART, and abundant VIRGINIA’S WARBLERS.

Virginia's Warbler

Virginia's Warbler

Virginia's Warbler

Virginia's Warbler

Virginia's Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Red-faced Warbler

Also around town, MAGNIFICENT and BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRDS, MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE, BRIDLED TITMOUSE, AMERICAN ROBIN, YELLOW-EYED JUNCO, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, and PINE SISKIN. The CLIFF CHIPMUNKS were especially friendly today.

Yellow-eyed Junco

Cliff Chipmunk

Cliff Chipmunk

Seven Cataracts Vista:

PEREGRINE FALCONS are again nesting on a high cliff, and we enjoyed distant views.

Lisa Frank Ave, Tucson:

It would have been rude to go to the airport without dropping in on my BURROWING OWL friends. There were five on display today.

Burrowing Owls

Burrowing Owl

 

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