We got our lifer Montezuma Quail last week up Miller Canyon. I didn't get a chance for a picture so we headed out there again. and were on the trail at 6AM. We were about an hour out when we just weren't having any luck so we turned around and started back. Then we heard a Quail call. We figured out where the sound was coming from and just watched the hillside. Then we saw movement. The pictures are below.
The Quail bought a trip total to 311.
|White-eared Hummingbird Beatty's B&B. We met Gavin Bieber (a bird guide with clients) here. We last saw Gavin in March while birding Texas.|
|Broad-billed Hummingbird Ash Canyon.|
|Another view of the Broad-billed Hummingbird.|
|Mexican Spotted Owl Miller Canyon. Must have had a hard night.|
|Mexican Jay Ash Canyon|
|Curve-billed Thrasher Ash Canyon|
|Anna's Hummingbird Ash Canyon. Looks weird-see next pix. The forehead is also red but does not show it here because of the way the sun is hitting it. I have another photo showing this but it was not of good quality.|
|Anna's Hummingbird taken outside our condo back home for comparison.|
|Orange-crowned Warbler. Mt. Lemmon|
|White-breasted Nuthatch Mt. Lemmon. We didn't see any new birds here but the temperature was great.|
|Summer Tanager Madera|
|Cassin's Vireo Madera|
The following pictures are all of the Montezuma's Quail
|The Quail was about 50 yards away and this is an un-cropped picture.|
|Cropped. I have a 300MM lens.|
|Tighter crop. I had left my 1.4 teleconverter at home.|
|This is one good looking bird.|
|I believe the time was about 7AM.|
|This was the last look we had before it disappeared. We heard it calling again further up the mountain.|
Only 2 days left in Green Valley and then it is back to British Columbia. We will see if we can a few pictures together for one last blog before we go.
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