Sunday, July 1, 2012

Expert advice

Friday, June 29th, John found Yellow-Eyed Junco and Black-Throated-Gray Warbler on his own. At 3 PM he met with Melody Kehl and two others for the trek into California Gulch. With her expert help, John added Botteri's Sparrow, Cassin's Kingbird, the target Five-Striped Sparrow, Brown-Crested Flycatcher, cool rattler pictures, Northern Bearded Tyrannulet, Dusky-Capped Flycatcher,  Montezuma Quail, Elf Owl and Western Screech Owl. Nine new birds all due to Melody. Saturday, John, by himself, got good pictures of the Gray Hawk, Thick-Billed Kingbird, and Elegant Trogon. Sunday, he meets with Melody at 5 AM to go up Mt Kimbell just north of Tucson. Early to bed, early to rise, is the mantra of birders.

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