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Owner Diana Doyle

  • 1
  • 2.7 mi

Two hikers, up Garden Canyon Rd 2.7 mi x 2. 53f, clear to a bit of high thin cirrus, NW 3. Also about 10 Coues deer and a Mourning Cloak butterfly. Creekside willows with catkins, some madrones still with ripe berries, water running well from all the snowmelt, ice in road puddles. Really great birding hike, finally sunny and warmer weather!

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  1. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Crazy -- a three-trogon walk. These two were seen shortly after the other one that was at a higher elevation. These two were at a madrone with red berries, just uphill and on the right of the Scheelite parking lot. A bit of aggression between these two, with one flying to land on the same branch as the other, forcing that one off that perch.

  2. Number observed: 1

    Comments: This individual was sighted first, both on the uphill and then returning downhill about an hour later. Elevation was 5708 feet, along the creek, where the road has square concrete pavers (31.46469, -110.36146). The location was much higher elevation than the other two. I was able to get someone in a car on it also to enjoy great looks. The first sighting, on our ascent, it was silent, by the water, and came down to the creek. The second sighting, on our descent, it was feeding, sallying out and returning to either the same branch or slightly different position. It also called softly a few times. This individual was a male, with extensive red on the breast and belly and a white band. This was the first time I saw the "copper" tail: the sun hit the tail at a certain angle and it actually looked like metallic copper.

  3. Number observed: 1
  4. Number observed: 3
  5. Hammond's/Dusky Flycatcher

    Number observed: 1
  6. Empidonax sp.

    Number observed: 1
  7. Number observed: 2

    Comments: One seen

  8. Number observed: 6
  9. Number observed: 2
  10. Number observed: 8
  11. Number observed: 5
  12. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Heard

  13. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Heard

  14. Number observed: 2
  15. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Along the creek, in a shady jumble of flood sticks and debris, I saw a mouse of a bird move among the creekside debris pile. It did not vocalize. A wren, I watched to see if it was a Brown-throated House Wren or other. Definitely other: I had great looks as it came out and moved among the sticks, showing a ridiculously tiny rufous-brown cocked tail. Overall the bird was very rich warm almost rufous-brown, not gray-toned like WIWR, and with very limited barring. The throat and breast to the belly were a shade lighter, also a smooth warm brown, not gray or speckled. The supercilium was present but subtle. Looking at the two images in Sibley, the bird I saw was a spitting image of the "typical adult" Pacific Wren, which has a very different tone and look than the Winter Wren. I had several very good looks. The location was at 5975 feet elevation, 31.46012, -110.36425. I tried to get a photo but couldn't focus through to the tiny dark bird among the layers of near sticks in the way.

  16. Number observed: 4
  17. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Both perched trailside, relatively low elevation (below Scheelite parking).

  18. Number observed: 9

    Comments: Sometimes as many as 3 together along creek.

  19. Number observed: 10
  20. Number observed: 3
  21. Number observed: 6
  22. Number observed: 3
  23. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Heard

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