Date: 11/8/17 12:09 pm From: Andrew Core <tucsonrba...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Tucson roundup - Tennessee Warbler etc.
From the Tucson Audubon Society's RBA (520-629-0510 X 3 or rarebirdalert AT tucsonaudubon.org):
Sweetwater Wetlands John Williams called to report the continuing Tennessee Warbler in the southwest corner of Sweetwater Wetlands today (9:30-11am on 11/8), and a very late Lucy's Warbler near the parking lot. Also present were a Black-and-white Warbler and a Wilson's Warbler along the north path.
Brian Walsh and I saw three Inca Doves and a locally uncommon male Costa's Hummingbird in the west end, an American Bittern at the Gazebo Pond (and then later hunting frogs in the southeast corner), the Fox Sparrow along the concrete loop, and a female Northern Cardinal (locally rare) on the east edge.
Others reported a Summer Tanager and three flyby Eastern Meadowlarks. Surprisingly few ducks - no wigeon or gadwall for me today, and only a few shovelers and one teal.
Columbus Park Afterward I went across the river to Columbus Park where I missed the Snow Goose but found 5 Red Crossbills cracking pine cones near the model airplane fields.
Reid Park John Higgins reports the continuing Red-breasted Merganser at Reid Park today as well.