Date: 1/8/18 9:13 am From: C kirscher <antclaudia2008...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] AZ: Santa Cruz Flats SAS Field tripi 1/7/18
Our day started out with an accommodating Bendire's Thrasher perched out for all to see, Harmon and Sunshine followed by a surprise male Zone-tailed Hawk on Picacho 1/2 mile north of Pretzer who soared closely overhead for at least 5 minutes. Other highlights of the day included 2 Sage Thrashers - one perched on a sprinkler head 1/2 mile south of Pretzer on Curry, 25 White-Throated Swifts along Green Reservoir near Toltec, 8 Crested Caracaras (7 near Wheeler/Baumgartner and 1 at Aries/Sunland Gin Road), 2 Prairie Falcons, and 2 Lewis' Woodpeckers in pecan trees lining Picacho Rd just south of Green Reservoir. 45 species for the day, beautiful weather and great company.
Thank you to all the sharp-eyed participants !
Claudia Kirscher & Barb Meding trip leadersSonoran Audubon SocietyGlendale & Goodyear Az