Date: 1/12/18 2:07 pm From: Olga Harbour <oharbour...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] SE AZ Santa Cruz Flats Lewis's Woodpecker
Bob and I went up to Santa Cruz Flats this morning and almost the first bird we saw was a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER. It was on a telephone pole on the west side of Picacho Blvd., just north of Greene Reservoir Rd.
We did not see any Mountain Plovers at Tweedy and Pretzer, or anywhere else for that matter. Driving up Tweedy to Hotts, we saw many AMERICAN PIPIT and KILLDEER.
We had two sighting of CARACARA, one a flyover west of Sunshine on Pretzer. The other was perched on a telephone pole on Curtis, east of Sunshine. Also along Curtis we spotted a FERRUGINOUS HAWK on another pole.
Other birds seen along the way: RED-WINGED, BREWER'S, and YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS; SAVANNAH and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS; GILA and LADDER-BACKED WOODPECKERS and RED-SHAFTED FLICKERS; GREAT BLUE HERON; AMERICAN KESTREL, RED-TAILED HAWK, and NORTHERN HARRIER.