31 May 2009

Patagonia-Sonoita Preserve

A few highlights from a 3 hour visit to the Patagonia-Sonoita Preserve near Patagonia, AZ.

Vermilion Flycatcher (male)

Vermilion Flycatcher (female)

Clark's Spiny Lizard

Ash-Throated Flycatcher

Ash-Throated Flycatcher (tentative)

Female House Finch

Black Phoebe - When I first saw this, I thought it was a Black Phoebe, until it flew a little closer allowing me to see the light wing bars and pale yellow underside. The very dark grey or black color is seems to be unique among flycatchers with pale yellow undersides. Thanks to the BIRDWG05 maillist for help in confirming it as a Black Phoebe - just an abnormally yellow one.

Unidentified Bird (Flycatcher)

Unidentified Flycatcher

White Tailed Deer

Female Broad-Billed Hummingbird

Checkered White Butterfly

Other sitings (not photographed) include numerous Queen butterflies, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Gila Woodpecker, Norther Flicker (red-shafted), Blue Grosbeak, Black-headed Grosbeak, Northern Cardinal, House Finch, Common Yellowthroat, White Breasted Nuthatch, Bewick's Wren, Phainopepla, Lark Sparrow, Gambel's Quail, Barn Swallow, Canyon Towhee, Cliff Swallow, Song Sparrow, Broad-Billed Hummingbird, and Yellow Warbler.

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