Date: 11/16/19 4:55 pm From: <lwrkenai...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] CEAZ: Cave Creek--Spur Cross Conservation Area Western Tanager
This morning at about 11:00 AM I spotted a Western Tanager at the Spur Cross Conservation Area along the Metate Trail. The bird was perched in a mesquite above the "Solar Oasis" pond, and I was able to get brief views at eye level of its yellow/olive breast and underparts, whitish wing bars and notched tail. Unfortunately, the bird did not vocalize or stick around for photos. The wolfberry (lycium sp.) bushes were loaded with ripe berries all along the trails, attracting many birds. Also notable were singing Crissal Thrasher and Green-tailed Towhee. Full list on eBird.
Note: there is a $3.00 day-use fee for this area and the pay station is right at the main trailhead.