|Northern Shoveler with a Red-eared Slider at Sweetwater, Tucson|
|The Hepatic Tanager at Kubo Lodge in Madera Canyon with the gang|
|At Catalina State Park from left to right....Kathie, Donna, Dawn and me|
We had a great time birding, sharing in delicious meals and learning about/from each other. The weekend happened so quickly. And I wish we had more time to hang out! But the birds guide us yonder!
|Hooded Merganser at Dos Lagos Park in Glendale, AZ|
|On the tram in Sabino Canyon with my bud Kathie|
|Sharing Pisco Sours(from Peru and Chile) and wine with the gang. From left to right, me, Jeff, Kathie, Dawn, Cynthia, Donna, Roger, and Linda(she made the most delicious Piscos! Gracias!)|
|Le Conte's Thrasher at the Thrasher Spot near Buckeye, AZ|
|The rare Eurasian Wigeon at Dos Lagos Park in Glendale|
|A feral colony of Nanday Parakeets that were rather tricky to find. A good ear is needed here.|
|Sagebrush Sparrow at the Thrasher Spot near Buckeye|
|A Sora out in the open!!!|
|Hairy Woodpecker on Mt. Lemmon in the village of Summerhaven|
Or find comfort in a cemetery searching for what would be a lifer for many of the gang. I watched them become excited and take long lingering looks at the flycatcher as he danced in circles catching bugs around his perch.
|Greater Pewee at Evergreen Cemetery in Tucson, AZ|
|Cackling Goose at Dos Lagos Park, Glendale, AZ|
No....wait.....this is what it's all about!!!! The landscapes!!!!
I stand corrected....it's really about the people....and birds....and landscapes....and adventures! And there are more adventures in store.....stay tuned:)
|Amazing people, amazing birds.....and so much fun!|