Total ABA Species Recorded During 2010 - 731

Monday, February 15, 2010

Some of this and that

No new birds today. But it wasn't a bad day. We birded Patagonia Lake State Park again; tried for the Rufous-capped Warbler again; owled in upper Madera Canyon again. All without success. But no one said birding is a gimme. Along the way, though, we saw nice birds with great weather and met some interesting people. At the left is a Gila Woodpecker (photo) who was very proud of the yellow fruit he had found and was trying to figure out how to open it so he could eat it. I'm sorry to report that he dropped it. The Greater Roadrunner (photo) was next to the gate to the state park. He seemed fascinated by the green hose. Perhaps he thought it was a giant reptilian meal. Although I've already posted a picture of a Bridled Titmouse, the cute factor is so strong with this bird that I just had to post another. This photo is actually quite good, if I say so myself.
Tomorrow we're planning to drive the Ruby Road early in the morning, hoping for the elusive Montezuma Quail. The total species list remains at 339.

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  1. Are you going to try for five-striped sparrow or are they found in Sycamore any longer?

  2. Bob, Please know how much your daily posts mean to a lot of Virginia Birders who are traveling with you vicariously. Thanks for taking the time and effort to post notes and photos every day. Shirley Devan