|The Knob Hill Fire burns in the Dragoon Mountains|
|Sandhill Crane comes in for a landing.|
Our wildfire season is early this year. Fire started this weekend on private property and spread over 2 thousand acres on the Dragoon Mountains. While observing the cranes, we watched the fire spread over a section of the mountain.
Another fun challenge was finding ONE Eurasian Wigeon in the near thousand population of American Wigeons.
|A Eurasian Wigeon|
On my weekly observation at Reid Park in Tucson, I watched our beautiful wintering Zone-tailed Hawk take flight and stay in the air for nearly 2 hours! Often it flew right over my head looking for prey. Other times it looked like it just wanted to fly for enjoyment.
However, the hawk was just preening. This is the second observation that I've seen of this species preening in flight. This bird is an acrobat!
On another outing during the week day, I just wanted to bird in a different location. So I went to Agua Caliente Park for an evening count.
|Agua Caliente Park|
|a beautiful Swamp Sparrow|
We went on other adventures, mostly for the walk. I just needed to bird pretty spaces after those past couple weekends of gross agricultural habitat. It was really really nice.
|We take a lovely stroll in Ramsey Canyon of the Huachuca Mountains|
For Agua Caliente Park, click here.
For Willcox Lake, click here.
For Mt. Lemmon, click here.
For Reid Park, click here.