Date: 11/12/17 1:30 pm
From: Chris Mccreedy <cristofolos...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Tucson Ft. Lowell Park possible Couch's Kingbird
Continuing at 230, around pecans. There is drama with a Cassin’s providing
fun comparisons and repeated following of the wrong bird.

McCreedy
Tucson

On Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 12:17 MOLLY POLLOCK <mollymp...> wrote:

> Hello birders,
>
> The Couch's/Tropical Kingbird that Melissa photographed at Ft. Lowell Park
> on Saturday made a brief appearance (along with a Cassin's Kingbird)
> between 7 and 7:30 am in the Mulberry tree just east of the northern
> baseball field and then perching in the tall Eucalyptus north east of the
> baseball field.
>
> In went undetected until just after 10:30 am, when the COUCH's/TROPICAL
> KINGBIRD was spotted atop a pecan tree, at the southern edge of the most
> eastern parking lot, by the artificial creek. It then spent enough time
> feeding in the pecan grove heading west going from perch to perch, so that
> all birders present could arrive and obtain excellent views. It posed for
> many photos and was recorded when it called a few times. I imagine eBird
> checklists and facebook will have documentation on this bird. The call was
> consistent with Couch's Kingbird.
>
> Then it headed west, perching first in the Eucalyptus tree just south of
> the northern most baseball field, then continuing to the trees just west of
> the covered adobe (just north of Cottonwood Lane) and before the ramada.
> It was still in that area feeding when Mark and I left the park at 11:45 am.
>
> Other interesting sightings by a group of 8 or so birders: flyover
> Lewis's Woodpecker and Red-breasted Merganser, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Inca
> Dove, Hutton's, Plumbeous, and Bell's Vireos.
>
> Good birding,
>
> Molly Pollock
> Tucson, AZ
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