Another frosty morning…Burr
Jeff and I waited till it warmed up a bit before heading out to-
“In a verdant floodplain valley between the Patagonia and Santa Rita Mountains of southeastern Arizona,
within the watershed of Sonoita Creek, lies some of the richest of the remaining riparian (streamside) habitat in the region. One of a few remaining permanent streams, it provides for a wide array of diverse species from endangered fishes to butterflies and birds.”
It seemed to us that more birds have come in recently
We saw many Vermillion flycatchers up and down the river
Female Vermillion flycatcher
Yellow-rumped warblers were plentiful, as were Lesser goldfinch, Black Pheobe ,Ruby-crowned kinglets, House, White crowned and Song Sparrows.
We walked away from the water into an open field
Vesper sparrows, Cardinals,Vermillion flycatchers. Red-tailed Hawk, Turkey Vultures overhead..
more Vermillion flycatchers up and down the stream, along with Yellow rumped warblers and Black Pheobe.
I had never seen them do this before..one of the birders when i mentioned the bird said..oh You mean the swimming sparrows..
They were walking thru the water foraging..…
And… its ever so Loverly don't you think?
I won it for finding a bird seen for the first time this year in the park….
The Western wood peewee
No photos..darn..but one of the caretakers of the park saw what I looking at..and we showed him…he verified the bird and told me I had won a poster.