Date: 11/10/17 2:32 pm From: Alan Schmierer <aaschmierer...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] Patagonia Lake: Red-breasted Merganser, Merlin and Golden-crowned Kinglet. Botteri's & Cassin's Sparrows on Lado de Loma.
This morning on the park-sponsored Friday bird walk led by John Hughes there were unofficially 49 species seen, including RED-BREASTED MERGANSER (east end on lake and in creek), MERLIN (hunting over the east end cove) and a female GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET. The later was with many R-C Kinglets, Titmice and warblers a few hundred yards up the creek from where the creek begins to narrow with banking on the right (south). I find only 2 prior records for this species at Patagonia Lake; in 1999 and in 2003.