Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Birding in Arizona

I'm cheating a little to use this photo because really my son, Andrew, took the photo. We were both chasing this cactus wren in the Desert Botanical Gardens near Phoenix, AZ, but his camera did a better job than mine. I was able to add 5-6 new birds to my life list, which you can see on Birdstack, if you are interested. Here's the ones I just added, all seen in the Arizona desert:
  • Anna's Hummingbird
  • Ladder-backed woodpecker
  • Verdin
  • Black-tailed gnatcatcher
  • Curve-billed thrasher
  • Abert's towhee
I also saw Gambel's quail, a very obvious bird, and several others that I'd already had on my life list from a previous visit.


Sea Isle City lodging said...

did you get a pic of the hummingbird? love to see it.

Thainamu said...

No, I didn't get a photo of the Anna's hummingbird--hard to get those little guys to stand still a minute! I do have other bird photos, but they're all very amateur, just taken as my personal record: