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April 26th, 2016
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Back to Peña Blanca Canyon

Once more to Peña Blanca Canyon for the morning, which was just as good as always.

Peña Blanca Canyon:

We found a splendid RUFOUS-CAPPED WARBLER in the usual spot.

Rufous-capped Warbler

Rufous-capped Warbler

Rufous-capped Warbler

At least two male and one female ELEGANT TROGONS put in an appearance.

Elegant Trogon

Elegant Trogon

We flushed four MONTEZUMA QUAIL from near the first spring, and also saw ZONE-TAILED HAWKS at the nest, quite a few BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRDS, ARIZONA WOODPECKER, HAMMOND’S, PACIFIC-SLOPE, DUSKY-CAPPED, ASH-THROATED AND BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHERS, HUTTON’S VIREO, BUSHTIT, CANYON WREN, LUCY’S and WILSON’S WARBLERS, GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE, RUFOUS-WINGED SPARROW, a ‘GRAY-HEADED’ form DARK-EYED JUNCO, HEPATIC and WESTERN TANAGERS, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, LAZULI BUNTING, and HOODED and SCOTT’S ORIOLES.

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Painted Redstart

Scott's Oriole

Scott's Oriole

Arizona Sister

Arizona Sister

Santa Cruz Beehive Cactus

Peña Blanca Canyon

We also found this skull, which is currently unidentified. Maybe an opossum?

IMG_2112

Ruby Rd:

We added NORTHERN HARRIER and VERMILION FLYCATCHER along the road to end a great morning.

 

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