Monday, February 11, 2013

AZ - Nutting's Flycatcher - 01/21

 Nutting's Flycatcher - Mosquito Flat, Bill Williams NWR, La Paz Co., Havasu, AZ. January 21st, 2013. All images taken using a Panasonic Lumix FZ7.

Missed on our Birdfinders tour of AZ and CA in January, this Nutting's Flycatcher put on a fine, though rather brief show next to Planet Ranch Road during the early morning of January 21st. Despite its mega-rarity status in the US, I was surprised to find myself alone at the site enjoying quality views of a top quality bird. It called several times - a head-turning "wheeep". Assumed, quite naturally I think, to be the same returning bird from last winter when we had a lot more company on our visit on January 13th, 2012;

1 comment:

Linda said...

Absolutely awesome captures! Greetings from Montreal, Canada.