Date: 2/25/17 8:25 am
From: Peggy Wang <nharrierpw...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Portal Gray Catbird
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Peggy Wang

> Subject: Portal Gray Catbird
> A long day trip to Portal in hopes of seeing the Streak-backed Oriole yielded good looks at a Gray Catbird coming into the feeders at Cave Creek Ranch ($5 admission for non-guests). We did not see the Scott's Oriole that was reported. The Catbird vocalized once but showed well near one of the jelly feeders. 2 Blue-throated HBs were seen there also. Juncos: Yellow-eyed, Oregon, Gray-headed & Pink-sided. Nice to see all together. Several Coues Deer.
> Unfortunately, we missed the Streak-backed Oriole twice at the Rodriguez house--by 10 mins in the AM, then by about a minute in the afternoon around 3:30. Birders reported the Oriole came in to the oranges to the west of the viewing area early around 7:30am, then again at 9:30am. It did not stay long either time. The afternoon visit we heard about was apparently less than a minute.
> The feeding area was v active tho & it was neat to watch Crissal Thrashers coming to the feeders. Both the Crissal & Curve-billed Thrashers were quite vocal.
> O/w, things were quiet away from feeders incl at the SW Research Station (no HBs).
> Many javelina by the roadsides in the AM incl several youngsters.
> Good numbers of Sandhills Cranes early evening at Wilcox & hundreds of Wigeon. Too dark to pick thru to find the Eurasian.
> Sent from my iPhone

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