Sunday, March 31, 2013

MAR. 28-30 2013 TUSCON AZ. AREA

 Desert Trails RV Park, Tuscon Arizona.  We are tucked into a nice spot beside the owners of Tickleberrys Ice cream.  We always drop into their place when we pass through Okanagan Falls.

Can you spot the Airstream?

Black-throated Grey Warbler in Florida Canyon.

Cactus Wren at our site.

Curve-billed Thrasher; different than the California Thrasher in the previous blog.

Gamble's Quail serenading us.

The Gila Woodpeckers have a nest beside the trailer.

A Hooded Oriole comes to oranges at the trailer.

Florida canyon is a known spot to find Rufous Capped Warblers. It is on the way to Madiera Canyon; a popular birding spot.  This is our fifth time into the canyon and the first time we have got good looks at the bird.  A beautiful hike of about 1 1/2 miles next to a stream in the shade. This bird a great find for us.

We met other birders who had got there before us and were heading out.  None had seen the warbler.

We found it almost immediately as it was singing on top of a tree.

Our agave is a great place to set up an orange buffet.

This Summer Tanager greeted us as we entered Sweetwater Reserve in Tuscon.

A Cassin's Kingbird tosses a bug at Sweetwater.

And catches it.

Harris's Hawk has set up home at Sweetwater.

This concludes the first few days around Tuscon. 

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