As usual the birding has not been dull here in Southern Arizona for the last few days. We are starting to revisit some locations now. One such place is Florida Canyon where we saw the Rufous-capped Warbler 3 weeks ago but couldn't get a picture. This time we had great luck. A report from Richard Fray (local guide) about a Harris's Sparrow sent us back to the Patagonian Rest Stop and we had our first visit to Kino Springs-close to Nogales. The trip total has reached 299. Sure would like number 300 to be the Sinaloa Wren.
|Rock Squirrel Florida Canyon.|
|Arizona Sister Butterfly. One of the attractions up Florida Canyon.|
|The Lesser Nighthawks gather at Amado STP at dusk. There must have been about 100 or more.|
|This Gray Hawk was circling above when it folded its' wings and dove straight at me.|
|It pulled up just above me. Kino Springs.|
|Song Sparrow Kino Springs.|
|Sora Kino Springs. The light reflecting off the water reduced a lot of the detail.|
|Northern Rough-winged Swallows Kino Springs|
|Harris's Sparrow Patagonian Rest Stop. Dian located it by hearing slight scratchings in the undergrowth. Always nice to have a second set of ears that work.|
|Harris's Sparrow Patagonian Rest Stop. It took about 45 minutes for this rarity to come out into the open.|
|Western Tanager Montosa Canyon|
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