Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My first ever Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Way out of place, this Tyrannulet!  Found by Steve Ganley at the Butcher Jones Recreation Site on the Lower Salt River Recreation Area.  I got to see it on January 13th, 2010!

The Salt River is also home to many ducks, raptors, and songbirds.  The Canvasbacks are always neat to see!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My first Northern Parula

Hey everyone,

The NORTHERN PARULA in Scottsdale was still present today around 4 PM by the lake right behind Buster's Restaurant, in the place where Troy saw it yesterday, in the last cottonwood at the southeast end of the lake.  I really enjoyed watching this bird, it was a lifer for me and it's been on my wishlist for a long while!  The BROWN CREEPER was still present too, in the same tree.  That's an unusual sight to have both those to birds practically side by side in Scottsdale, I'll probably never be able to see that sequence again!  Also, the Northern Parula was my 250th bird for Maricopa County, an awesome bird for the 250 mark.  In the year of 2009, I had 246 birds for Maricopa.  Hopefully this year I'll be able to find many more.

Hopefully all of your new years are off to a great start!

Good birding,

Tommy DeBardeleben (Glendale, Arizona)

Northern Parula