Baja birders don’t have to go far-

Don’t have to go to far to find something special, something really cool to see, almost any day.  Had a few hours open so I took a ride up the Buenos Aires Arroyo yesterday.  I’m still searching for that very special Western Screech Owl I heard last week by our casa.   Stop by a very brushy area where I can find some shade.  I have a wire-less speaker to set-up away from me so I can have some control of the settings.  The owl only has to call a few moments and I’m surprised to see an absolutely beautiful Lazuli Bunting.

Lazuli Bunting

Lazuli Bunting

The Bunting takes a quick look and leaves.  Then I see a bird wagging it’s tail up and down just above where I placed the speaker.  That “tail action” tells me this is some kind of flycatcher.  Through the lens of the camera I’m pleased to see a Pacific-slope Flycatcher.  Notice the bi-colored bill and the tear-drop eye ring.

Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Pacific-slope Flycatcher

I’ve already stopped the calling but the Orange-crowned Warblers are still jumping all around the place.

Orange-crowned Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

I can hear a Canyon Wren calling from, where else, up the canyon.  Click on the link and you can hear it’s awesome call.  I call twice and it flies over near the speaker to see what’s up.

Canyon Wren

Canyon Wren

Goes to show that if you have just a few minutes of free time, there’s a lot to see.  Just grab the binos and go!

Happy Birding from Chris and Debbie!

 

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