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June 8th, 2013
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Saguaro National Park West, Mt Lemmon, Las Cienegas, San Pedro House, Ash Canyon

Firstly, I neglected to mention a day-calling WHISKERED SCREECH-OWL heard yesterday (Thursday 6th June) near the dam at California Gulch, which was pretty cool.

Today, Friday June 7th, more target birding…

Mile Wide Road west of Tucson:
GILDED FLICKER feeding young in a saguaro nest hole just west of N Sandario Rd. Also PURPLE MARTINS and the usual desert species.

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Mt Lemmon:
ZONE-TAILED HAWK near Babad Do’ag Vista.
OLIVE WARBLER, RED-FACED WARBLER, PAINTED REDSTART, CORDILLERAN FLYCATCHER, WARBLING VIREO and YELLOW-EYED JUNCOS along Incinerator Ridge Road.

Sonoita:
BOTTERI’S SPARROW near the restrooms.

Las Cienegas:
Two pairs of GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS near the south entrance.

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San Pedro House:
Three SNOWY EGRETS and two BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS on the Kingfisher Pond. Also, GRAY HAWK, INCA and COMMON GROUND-DOVES, etc. Couldn’t find a Yellow-billed Cuckoo to save my life.

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Miller Canyon Road:
Pair of SCALED QUAIL along S Malapai Drive north of Miller Canyon Rd.

Ash Canyon B&B:
A smart male LUCIFER HUMMINGBIRD came in to feeder 1 at about 7:20 p.m. Several COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were calling overhead at dusk, and a singing BOTTERI’S SPARROW made an appearance, which was a new yard bird for Mary Jo (number 174). Thanks Mary Jo! www.ashcanyon.com

 

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