Baja Birders in S.E. Arizona for Spring migration.

 

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Great-Tailed Grackle

Debbie and I are birding S.E. Arizona to photograph migratory and non-migratory birds that we have never seen before.   We’ve been entertained by birds, like this Great-tailed Grackle ever since we entered this country.  A land with habitats ranging from desert and desert-oasis to high mountains where we were actually covered with snow on Mt. Lemon one day.  The both of us wearing Baja shorts and sandals!

 

One of the RV resorts had a nice lake where we saw Yellow-headed Blackbirds.

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Yellow-headed Blackbird

There, we also saw Black-crowned Night Herons.

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Black-crowned Night Heron

Always smiling, Debbie is shooting these –

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common Coots.  Coots?  If they had been named Ivory-billed divers or something like that they would have a better status in the bird world.  So cute!

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Coots

One morning I spotted this tailess Sharp-shinned Hawk.  Accipiters don’t molt tail feathers all at once so we can assume this bird had been in trouble.

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Sharp-shinned Hawk

 

At a little hot-springs oasis near Death Valley we saw our first Lucy’s Warbler.

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Lucy’s Warbler

 

I know, I know, some of these photos are a little fuzzy but most birds just won’t stop moving and they can be few and far apart.  Sometimes I just have to pull the trigger and hope.  Here’s Debbie again.  You can tell how much fun we are having.   I’m going to leave today’s blog with a few shots of water-birds from Crystal Springs, Az.

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Debbie at Crystal Springs, Az.

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Female Bufflehead

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Ruddy Duck

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Ringed-neck Duck, Hooded Merganzer, Lesser Scaup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Baja Birders in S.E. Arizona for Spring migration.

  1. mom says:

    VERY INTERESTING !!!! LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE IN BIRD TERRITORY. I AM HAPPY THAT YOU BOTH ARE HAVING SO MUCH FUN. I LIKE THE PICTURE OF MY DEBBIE IN THE CHAIR THE BEST. SHE LOOKS SO HAPPY !!!!!!!

  2. sharbythesea says:

    Just getting ready to leave for dinner with “The Family”…but wanted to tell you that we love the coots, even if they have a funny name……beautiful birding….

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