Friday, May 30, 2014

Birding on Mt. Lemon, Tucson, Arizona

My husband, Keith, and I spent a wonderful morning and early afternoon with our friends Kate Reynolds and her mother, Virginia Foley Reynolds. This time we let the birds come to us. We found a comfortable spot, sat is our chairs with coffee and were rewarded with some exciting looks and sounds of birds.

The following is a sampling of some of beautiful birds we saw.

American Robin
Red-faced Warbler

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher -I was very surprised that I captured this fast moving little bird.

Cordilleran Flycatcher

Hermit Thrush

Painted Redstart

Spotted Towhee

Summer Tanager

White-breasted Nuthatch by nest in cavity of tree

House Wren

There are always the birds I am not sure of, such as this little bird in the photo below. My thought is that she is a Female Lesser Goldfinch.

One of the rewards while birding is a chance to see other wildlife.
Cliff Chipmunk

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Birding around in Tucson, Arizona

Here are just a few of the wonderful birds I have seen while walking in Sabino Canyon, and some of the parks around Tucson.

Anna's Hummingbird

Black-throated Sparrow

Cactus Wren

Cactus Wren with lunch

Cedar Waxwing

Gila Woodpecker

Great Horned Owl

Greater Roadrunner

Harris's Sparrow - a rarity for Tucson

House Finch

Northern Flicker

Sage Thrasher - Another rarity for Tucson



White-winged Dove