Sunday, January 8, 2012

Week 1, 2012

This had to be my best birding week to start a year ever. Yesterday, our luck continued as we went to the Chiricahua National Monument to scout areas to try for Whiskered Screech-Owl. At the very top, immediately after exiting the vehicle, we got on two Mexican Chickadees! Garrett and I visited this place last year with no luck. This time, they fell in our lap! They were mostly in the shadows, but here are a couple mediocre pics.

While photographing the Chickadees, this female Williamson's Sapsucker wanted in on the action, landing in perfect light. This is just a quick edit, better pictures will be on my website sometime.

One week, 154 species of birds, 3 lifers, 4 ABA birds, and the fun is just beginning!

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