Saturday, February 4, 2012

A New Streak Begins!

Last post I mentioned missing the Streak-backed Oriole in Tubac, AZ by 9 minutes. Today, the story reads different. Garrett and I got up at 3:15am and were out the door by 4am to get to Tubac in hopes the Oriole would continue to show. At 7:45, our hopes turned to reality when another birder said "There is our bird!" There were quite a few happy birders this morning enjoying the Oriole as it fed right above the trail for 10+ minutes.

From the trail, find the first brown sign on the trail start looking for the bird. Best bet is very early in the morning, it seems by 8am the bird disappears.

Photographing a bird right above you high in the canopy is a trick I have yet to master, so here are a couple crummy shots.

We had good luck at the Paton's in Patagonia where the Violet-crowned Hummingbird showed up for us. It only took 3 trips to get it! The Hepatic Tanager was no where to be found in town.

Check back soon, it looks like Portal might be in the making for tomorrow!

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