Total ABA Species Recorded During 2010 - 731

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Green Valley AZ

I flew Southwest from Norfolk through Nashville and Los Angeles to Tucson.  Yes, that's right.  You go to LA to get to Tucson!  The flight from LA to Tucson was a half hour late, but that didn't impact anything in AZ.  The rental car was ready and I drove it to Green Valley south of Tucson where I got a room and got out of the 100F out-of-doors.  The sun felt like it looks in the web photo.  There wasn't enough time to do anything useful today, so I got setup to go to Montosa Canyon tomorrow morning very early to look for Black-capped Gnatcatchers.  John and I had spent an early morning here in July.  In fact it was the last morning before we flew back home.  Obviously since I'm going back, we didn't get the bird.  I hope that changes tomorrow.  It will be hot again, and get there very quickly, so it will have to happen in the first hour or so.  After that, I'll seek someplace that has a little elevation and the cool that goes with it.  It's always exciting to be birding in SE AZ.


  1. Lighting a candle for the old gnatsnatcher ...