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June 12th, 2015
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Ramsey Canyon

I accompanied a very determined 78-year-old to look for the Tufted Flycatchers, and proved that it was possible for someone of that age and fitness level to reach the spot, two miles up canyon. We also proved that it was VERY slow going, taking a full FIVE hours to get there!

Ramsey Canyon:

At least one TUFTED FLYCATCHER was on the nest, coming down to feed a couple of times between 1:15 and 1:45 p.m.

Charles Melton pointed out an adult and juvenile WHISKERED SCREECH-OWL at the entrance to a nest hole half way up canyon. Thanks Charles!

Whiskered Screech-Owl

Whiskered Screech-Owls

At the feeders along the trail, MAGNIFICENT, BLACK-CHINNED, BROAD-BILLED and a nice VIOLET-CROWNED HUMMINGBIRD.

Also in the canyon, ELEGANT TROGON, ARIZONA WOODPECKER, GREATER PEWEE, CORDILLERAN FLYCATCHER, DUSKY-CAPPED FLYCATCHER, BROWN CREEPER, GRACE’S, BLACK-THROATED GRAY and RED-FACED WARBLERS, PAINTED REDSTART, YELLOW-EYED JUNCO, and HEPATIC and WESTERN TANAGERS. We only stopped to look for the Flame-colored Tanagers briefly, without success.

Western Tanager

Yarrow's Spiny Lizard

Ramsey Canyon

 

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