Date: 12/3/17 6:35 pm From: <lwrkenai...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Paradise Valley yardbirds: Rufous-backed Robin and intergrade Fox Sparrow
While visiting my parents in Paradise Valley (near Indian Bend Rd. and Tatum Blvd.) I was surprised to see a Rufous-backed Robin feeding on pyracantha berries in the back yard. It appeared to be a first fall or female bird. Many others were attracted to the fruit including a Hermit Thrush, Gambel's Quail, Curve-billed Thrashers, etc. Also notable was a probable Red x Slate-colored Fox Sparrow intergrade. Luckily, I was able to get many photos. Included is my eBird checklist with pix.