Date: 7/14/20 2:35 pm
From: Lindsay Story <lsbirder...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] [EXT]Rufous capped Warbler; Patagonia; Sunday.
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I don't see any comments today (07-14-20, Tuesday) concerning the
Rufous-capped Warbler so I will put in my two cents. It was vocalizing
when Keith & I arrived at the beautifully described spot at 5:50a.m. Three
more times it called out before briefly showing itself at 6:34a.m. We got
a great look at this handsome bird. However, as Keith raised the camera
for a picture, a dastardly squirrel flushed the warbler. We hung around
two more hours, but never saw or heard it again. ...Facing the meadow
noted in earlier posts, the bird was in a small tree near the left end of
the berry bushes. This is all left of the big cottonwoods. ...Thanks to
all those who shared the great directions.

Lindsay Story
Mesa AZ

On Sun, Jul 12, 2020, 2:00 PM Thor Manson <thormanson...> wrote:

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> Hi Birders: As today was my day to fill the feeders at Tucson Audubon's
> Paton Center for Hummingbirds in Patagonia, I thought I would follow up on
> David Stejskal's and Clifford Cather's reports of a Rufous capped Warbler
> further down Blue Haven Road, by the Nature Conservancy property. For
> excellent directions, if you want to try for the bird, read Clifford's
> description on this listserve from yesterday. BTW, Paton's is not open due
> to concerns about the Covid 19 virus, but a crew of volunteers, and some
> staff members do their best to keep the feeders filled, and it is possible
> to see some birds, including the Violet crowned Hummingbird from the road,
> as some of the feeders are visible from there.
> I arrived at the warbler site around 7:00 a.m., after dealing with a dead
> car battery- sigh. There were 3 other birders there, and none had heard or
> seen the warbler as of that time. Just before 8:00 a.m. the Rufous capped
> did show up and was quite visible as it foraged in a number of trees/bushes
> just on the other side of the fence in the same habitat Clifford described.
> All of us had good looks. The interesting part, especially after reading
> Clifford's report was that today, it was not singing at all. So, if that
> pattern continues, keeping a sharp lookout will be important. Cheers,
> Thor
> Thor Manson
> Green Valley
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