Sunday, March 14th a few hardy birders left in Patagonia,
Bosque-Bill, Linda , Earl, Donna, Jeff and myself.
We decided to head to Tubac Bridge on advice of Michael Marsden he said that it was Black Hawk migration, and birders have been flocking there the past week.
On the way Linda and I tweeted and caught up on computer geeky things.
It was a great location, as it was easy to check the trees for birds.
It was nice to see that warbler migration has begun.
We saw Lucy's, Yellow, Black throated gray,Yellow-rumped and Wilsons warblers.
Lindas Lucys photoWe watched both sides of the bridge for birds.
Lots of birdie action everywhere…
There they were ..three Black Hawk soaring in the thermals.
After oohing and aahing of the Hawks we walked the trail ,where we were told someone recently saw some Lawrence's goldfinch.
We didn't see the goldfinch, but Bosque-Bill spotted a Hepatic tanager.
This isn't the same bird..it is one I took of the Hepatic tanager in Patagonia state park..it looks quite silly in this photo.
One of our target birds…
Acorn woodpecker I didn't get a picture of the bird they are all running to see..Donna got one..its on her facebook photo page.
also check out Donnas Painted redstart another target bird…Seems like the no shows from the previous day were showing up for us today..
All except the Elegant Trogon.
Do you see us Wild Bird?
Donna has a better photo of us here. We were soooo close to Florida wash and the famous Rufous-capped warbler.
Jeff decided to go upstream to see if he could find it there.
About five minutes later he started whistling..We all booked upstream, crashing thru brush and running over rocks..
Donna was the first to arrive and she took several shots. I also was able to see the warbler again.
Sadly it went deeper into the brush and no one else was able to see it.
We continued to look downstream ..but no luck.
Below is the photo I took the first time we saw this little beauty.
Patons..so that we could all try and get more photos of the below beauty
The lovely Violet-crowned
Linda, Donna and Bosque-Bill all got great photos.
Check out Linda's Rufous Hummer photo
After a hard day of birding…and a wonderful meal at Linda and Earls ..
what do a bunch of Birders who Blog, tweet and chirp do?
A Great end to a fantastic weekend with new friends.
Jeff and I will be in Big Bend as this posts..
We will have no internet connection from what I have been told..
Hope to catch up with everyone when we get back to civilization.
Happy Spring and Happy birding!