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February 24th, 2011
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Buckeye thrasher spot, Santa Cruz Flats

Sage-Sparrow-Buckeye-11-0225-06We couldn’t rustle up a Le Conte’s Thrasher but we did find four BENDIRE’S and a single SAGE THRASHER as well as 20+ SAGE SPARROWS, an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, BLACK-TAILED GNATCATCHERS, a SANDHILL CRANE and flyover TREE, BARN and an early CLIFF SWALLOW. […]

February 19th, 2011

Central Arizona

We started at the thrasher spot near Buckeye but it was already raining and blowing a gale when we arrived and our only decent bird was a single CRISSAL THRASHER. […]

November 15th, 2010

Phoenix Birding

Burrowing-Owl-Rousseau-Sod-Farm-10-1115-12The general birding was great. Birding from the car allowed close approach and photos of a number of birds. Chief among these were five BURROWING OWLS in a quarter-mile stretch of road. There were a good few HORNED LARKS around, several SAVANNAH SPARROWS, tame AMERICAN KESTRELS and a couple of different PEREGRINE FALCONS. […]

July 26th, 2010
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Buckeye Thrasher Site

Le-Conte's-Thrasher-Buckeye-10-0726-03Well, it’s probably not a normal experience in July, so don’t count on it, but to my amazement it took me only 12 minutes to find a calling LE CONTE’S THRASHER, see it fairly well and get a reasonable record shot. It was nothing more than dumb luck, presumably. […]