Date: 7/30/20 6:53 pm
From: Shawn Ashbaugh <shawnashbaugh...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] [EXT]Birding, ( next to ) Paton's today.
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Awesome! Sounds like a very good day!!

On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 6:09 PM Thor Manson <thormanson...> wrote:

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> Hi Birders: Well the Plain capped Starthroat did show up a number of
> times today at Paton's. I didn't get there until 9:30, and my colleague
> Malcom had already filled all the feeders; ( good timing on my part!! ).
> In the morning, while I was there, it seemed to show up approximately on
> the half hour on the feeders we have set up just inside the fence, so they
> are easily viewable from the road. In the afternoon, at least until 3:30
> p.m., when I left, it was slower, perhaps every hour, or even longer.
> It was, however, a really good day for hummingbird viewing. On those same
> feeders we had 8 different species. Besides the starthroat, there were 3
> male Rufous, a male Calliope, Violet crowned, a Costa's, Broad billed, (
> most numerous ), Black chinned, and Anna's. The only other birds I noticed,
> ( as I was focusing on the hummers ), was a bright male migrating Western
> Tanager, a kind of ratty male Summer Tanager, and heard Yellow billed
> Cuckoo.
> Once again if you go, I suggest you read Tucson Audubon's executive
> director's ( Jonathan Lutz's ) precautionary statements that are on this
> list server, ( just scroll down a little ). Also, if you plan to stake out
> the starthroat, a portable chair is a really good idea, as it can take
> awhile to show up. Cheers, Thor
>
> Thor Manson
> Green Valley
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