Date: 7/8/18 12:16 am From: Melody <outdoor1...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] SEAZ: California Gulch. 07/07/2018
Another amazing evening with the birds in the gulch. We did get some rain, but it did not affect the birding. Surprisingly, Five-striped sparrows stayed high on the hill for us this evening. Good audio, but only a couple people caught a glimpse of the bird.
The nightjar put on an amazing show. We saw the male and the female. . . pictures were obtained. No audio this evening. We also managed good looks at the Common Poorwill.
Another bird of interest was a Thick-billed Kingbird shrieking through the area at the confluence.
A privilege to share with this group. Good birds and good people. . . a winning combination. Thank you!!. Melody
P.S. Again a caution driving this road. . . you really should have high clearance. . . all-wheel drive at a minimum. . With the rains starting, the area could get pretty interesting in the next little bit.