Date: 1/25/18 4:40 pm From: <mblackford...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Pima County- Indian Agency Rd and Los Reales Rd Crested Caracara & Snow Goose
In hopes of finding a Burrowing Owl, I headed over to Indian Agency Rd and Los Reales Rd, north of San Xavier Mission in Tucson.
I arrived around 2:10, where another birder, Susan, pointed out 3 Crested Caracara in the field south and east of the intersection.
(There’s a earthen berm that looks like a railroad bed in the middle of the field.) They were on top of the berm. More were flying is as I was leaving; there were a total of 15 at 4:00pm... most, if not all, appeared to be 1st year. Seeing the crested caracara was much to the delight of a birding group from Massachuttes.
In the pond east of the intersection, there was a snow goose, a common gallinule, some blue-winged teals & green-winged teals, and others. Full list on ebird.
What an unusual place...
If anyone know where the burrowing owls hang out there, I’d be interested to know.