Date: 7/25/20 9:44 am From: Brian Gibbons <thehornedguan...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] [EXT]SEAZ: Tucson Migration Morning Flight
Migration was on this morning! I had my best ever day for Northern Mockingbird migration with 89 birds passing from 7-8 am. Not everyone knows this is a common early migrant through Southeast Arizona. A Gray Flycatcher was a nice surprise in my Palo Verde.
Migrants were seen at mostly tree top level or tree-hopping their way south. The mockingbirds seemed to be moving more in a southeasterly direction.
American Kestrel 1 Gray Flycatcher 1 Ash-throated Flycatcher 5 Western Kingbird 11 kingbird sp 2 Tree Swallow 3 Northern Mockingbird 89 Phainopepla 17 Chipping Sparrow 1 Lark Sparrow 18 Bullock's Oriole 31 (one of my best tallys) Lucy's Warbler 6 Western Tanager 16 Black-headed Grosbeak 5 Lazuli Bunting 1 passerine sp, mostly mid-sized (oriole, grosbeak, tanager)
On the 22nd I had 18 Black-headed Grosbeaks flyover, one of my best tallies ever.