Date: 2/4/18 12:59 pm
From: Mark Stevenson <drbrdr...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] Fw: C AZ: Fox Sparrows at BTA; more from Troy Corman
forwarded by Mark Stevenson who did not observe any of the birds.

--- On Sun, 2/4/18, Wolterbeek, Paul A -
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> BOYCE THOMPSON ARBORETUM
> FOX SPARROWS, COATIMUNDI &
>  FLYCATCHERS

> From: Troy Corman , with Mark Ochs
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> Date: February 3, Saturday
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> An adult Coatimundi climbing in and foraging on the fruiting
> palm tree above the east side of Ayer Lake was a surprise
> and a thrill today!

2 SLATE-COLORED FOX SPARROWS were easily
> seen right at the start of our walk, at left as you walk
> into the north entrance
> to the Hummingbird-Butterfly Garden. They were scuffing the
> leaf litter for fallen fruit, beneath thick trees and full
> shade. These are probably the same two birds seen and
> photographed almost daily for the past couple weeks in this
> same spot - so its worth
> a look if you visit the Arboretum soon. 1 DUSKY FLYCATCHER
> was near the Demonstration Garden's "woodland
> stream" cul-de-sac, before moving into the picnic area.
> Another place to visit: cross the white bridge over Silver
> King Wash into the Eucalyptus grove,
> it was there we found 1 HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER, 1
> PLUMBEOUS VIREO, 2 BRIDLED TITMICE and many of the 12
> RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS that we saw today, along with COOPERS
> HAWK. Also on our list today: 8 Ring-necked Ducks, 2
> American Coot, 2 Gambel's Quail, 1 Costa's
> Hummingbird, 10 Anna's Hummingbird, 8 Gila Woodpecker,
> 2 Red-naped Sapsucker, 1 Northern Flicker, 1 Ladder-backed
> Woodpecker, 1 Say's Phoebe, 4 Hutton's Vireo
> (singles scattered throughout), 2 Common Raven, 2
> Violet-green Swallow, 17 Verdin, 14 Rock Wren,2
> Bewick's Wren, 3 Cactus Wren, 2 Black-tailed
> Gnatcatcher,7 Hermit Thrush, 4 Northern Mockingbird, 6
> Curve-billed Thrasher, 3 Phainopepla, 2 Orange-crowned
> Warbler, 1 Yellow-rumped Warble (MYRTLE, rather than
> Audubon's); 5 Abert's Towhee, 8 Spotted Towhee,
> 4 Black-throated Sparrow, 8 White-crowned Sparrow, 12
> Northern Cardinal, 3 Red-winged Blackbird, 6 House Finch, 12
> Lesser Goldfinch.
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>    >  Editor's Note: weekend 8:30 bird walks
> continue February 11 with Anne Leight & Cindy Marple
> guiding the walk, then February 16 (Friday) with Marceline
> VandeWater.
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