Sunday, January 27, 2008

Crissal Thrasher, Maricopa Co. 01/26

Good views of typical, but sometimes difficult to see, desert residents at McDowell Regional Park just north of Fountain Hills. Highlights included extended looks at a Crissal Thrasher, plus about 4 Black-tailed Gnatcatchers, Costa's and Anna's Hummingbirds, and numerous Phainopeplas. A large flock of 72 Western Meadowlarks flew over and a couple of Great Horned Owls called at dusk, all of these were just in one remote corner of this extremely scenic desert park.

Crissal Thrasher -

Costa's Hummingbird - male

Phainopepla - female.

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher -


1 comment:

Kathiesbirds said...

James, I have Costa's at my feeders every day here in Tucson, but I have yet to see a crissal thrasher. Nice photos!