Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Christmas Mountains Oasis

This entry is backdated to match the date of observation - we spent midday Tuesday enjoying Carolyn's fantastic Christmas Mountains Oasis and it has taken a while for us to catch up with the list, the weekend and the bumper crop of newly emerged moths.

Spring highlight for us, Scott's Oriole (photo below). Other jaw-dropping beauties included Lucifer Hummingbird and, well, Sage Thrasher is a bit more delicate in its presentation, but is lovely nonetheless!


15 Scaled Quail
4 Turkey Vulture
7 White-winged Dove
5 Mourning Dove
2 Lucifer Hummingbird
2 Black-chinned Hummingbird
1 Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
2 Say's Phoebe
1 Common Raven
4 Barn Swallow
4 Cactus Wren
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 Sage Thrasher
3 Rufous-crowned Sparrow
5 Canyon Towhee
1 Cassin's Sparrow
1 Brewer's Sparrow
1 Field Sparrow
1 Lark Sparrow
25 Black-throated Sparrow
1 Lark Bunting
1 Grasshopper Sparrow
1 White-crowned Sparrow
2 Northern Cardinal
6 Pyrrhuloxia
3 Scott's Oriole
5 House Finch
1 Lesser Goldfinch

Total species reported: 28

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