Date: 12/6/17 4:42 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Marana Western and Clark's Grebes, Arthur Pack Violet-green Swallow
This afternoon just after 3 PM, I took a look into the Cemex plant pit (Rillito Village Trail just south of Tangerine Road) It has a good fill of water in the bottom.
Found a Western and a Clark’s Grebe hanging together, giving a nice comparison.
Also Present
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Pied-billed Grebe
1500-2000 Yellow-headed Blackbirds
6-7 Northern Rough-winged Swallows

At Arthur Pack Park, duck numbers are finally picking up. A swallow working over the 9th hole pond showed the white rump-side panels of the Violet-green Swallow.
Shovelers are now totaling around 150 after only numbering 70-80 for the last several weeks.
American Wigeon 11
Green-winged Teal 9
Ring-necked Duck 4
Mallard 2
Bufflehead 4
American Coot 60 ( very low compared to the last several years. )

Did not see:

Yesterday there were two Canvasbacks.

John R Williams

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