Date: 7/1/18 2:54 pm
From: Erika Wilson <terika88...>
Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: Sierra Vista EOP--01 July 2018
Hi, birders,

Nine people walked the Sierra Vista EOP dikes this sunny morning. Our group
tally was 52 species, right on target for summer birding here.

Top bird was a Willet at the Moson Road impoundments, the first fall
southbound shorebird migrant. Also of interest was a jump in Yellow-headed
Blackbirds from two birds last week to several small groups totaling three
dozen birds today.

A Green Heron was seen to catch a dragonfly for its mid-morning snack at
the edge of the cattails. Early birders had Great Horned Owls, Lesser
Nighthawks, and Com. Poorwills along Moson Road as the sky began to
lighten.

Botteri's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, and Song Sparrow all continue to
sing early in the morning. The EOP has very little in the way of flowering
plants, but this morning both Black-chinned and Anna's Hummingbirds were
hawking for insects around blooming sweet acacia shrubs.

​Cheers, Erika Wilson​

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Erika Wilson, Sierra Vista, AZ

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