Date: 7/26/20 1:25 pm From: Brian Gibbons <thehornedguan...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] [EXT]SEAZ: Tucson Migration Morning Flight - 26 July 2020
Another active migration this morning, yesterday's mockingbird movement wasn't much in evidence today but a couple of new migrants spiced things up. I had a Common Ground-Dove flyby, just the second ever for my yard in 8 years. A trio of White-faced Ibis was interesting too as I see very few waterbirds in this area. A male Broad-tailed Hummingbird whirred overhead. It will be interesting to see if we see more montane migrants this fall post-Bighorn Fire.
Common Ground-Dove 1 Broad-tailed Hummingbird 1 White-faced Ibis 3 Gilded Flicker 1 (probably a migrant/disperser as I haven't had them in the neighborhood this spring and summer) Vermillion Flycatcher 1 Ash-throated Flycatcher 3 Western Kingbird 3 Northern Mockingbird 22 a good tally but far from yesterday's 89! Phainopepla 31 Chipping Sparrow 2 Lark Sparrow 38, first big push of this common migrant Bullock's Oriole 16 Scott's Oriole 1 Lucy's Warbler 1 warbler sp 3 Western Tanager 12 Black-headed Grosbeak 3 Lazuli Bunting 2 passerine sp 14
A few folks have expressed interest in this morning flight, I hope they post their findings here to further elucidate this phenomenon.