Date: 8/1/17 1:46 pm From: Brian Gibbons <thehornedguan...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tucson Morning Flight 1 August 2017
I had a great flight this morning, I believe a yard record 53 Western Tanagers flew over!
I was out from 5:40 - 7:40, most action was from 6-7, I was also out in the darkness around 5 am and heard almost nothing flying over so daylight seems important to get these birds low enough to be seen and heard.
Approaching peak flight time when I detect the most migrants, the second week of August.
Migrants These are birds that are only seen in flight, generally appear from the north and head south, sometimes passing just feet over the house.