Saturday, January 26, 2008

Redhead, Fountain Hills - 01/25

This lone drake Redhead was a nice surprise on Fountain Hills Lake this morning, although many of the diving ducks and grebes appeared to have moved on from since my last visits here in late December. Still good numbers of American Wigeons grazing with American Coots on the banks of the lake. A Tree Swallow, my first of the year, was hawking over the water for a short time in the chill of the morning. A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher feeding along a wash in Sun City was one of the better birds of this morning's point counts.

Drake Redhead - keeping his distance out in the middle of Fountain Lake.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - digibin shot from one of the point counts.


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