Headin’ South

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DSC_4260Wilson’s Warbler

As I mentioned in a post earlier this month, I’ve been seeing some migrating birds around town as they pass through on their southward journeys. Even though I had already seen a Wilson’s Warbler at Desert Botanical Garden, I was totally excited to go out in my backyard a few days ago and see one happily hopping around one of our trees. He didn’t stay for long and I never saw him again but you can see he politely posed for me at many angles.

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And I was totally happy to see some more Townsend’s Warblers at  Granada Park, another beautiful little bird that seems to like pine trees.

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Flycatcher OtherPacific-Slope Flycatcher

And, yup, more of these flycatchers, too! I also saw a flycatcher in my yard but it was gone in a flash before I got my camera so I don’t know what kind it was 😦

But there were also a couple more lifers in the last few days. These were both at Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden:

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BTGW 3Black-Throated Gray Warbler

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DSC_4003Willow Flycatcher

Time is slipping away but I’m still hoping to get some more migrants. Here is a brief summary of those I’ve seen:

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 Bring on some more!

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5 responses to “Headin’ South

  1. Beautiful series and expressions of all these exotic birds for us…

  2. These birds seem to understand and accept you as part of their visit. I like the summery of birds you seen passing through. Another winning post!

  3. It’s a delight getting to experience all these beauties through your photos!

  4. They are adorable, Candace.
    That little Flycatcher has my heart!

  5. Oh I do love these little guys and especially their bright cheery colors.

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