Day 2 - Mt Lemmon
This is a great place for high altitude breeders, you don't have to hike up for them!
On the road leading up Kelli had her first Greater Roadrunner. We also saw Ladder-backed Woodpecker and a Peregrine Falcon. Part way up we had our first Canyon Wren and Canyon Towhee. Bear Canyon had Black-throated Gray Warbler, Pygmy Nuthatch and Mountain Chickadee. Higher up we had my life Olive Warbler, Grace's Warbler and Yellow-eyed Junco. Red-faced Warblers were common around fishing lake.
|Canyon Wren||Canyon Towhee|
We did the Ski Lift ride and on the way up had my life Cordilleran Flycatcher sitting in a tree at eye-level 10 feet from us! We ate lunch in a restaurant near the top and had a dozen Broad-tailed Hummingbirds at their feeders and one Magnificent Hummingbird. Other birds included Olive-sided Flycatcher, Band-tailed Pigeon, Steller's Jay, Pygmy Nuthatch, Pine Siskin, and Orange-crowned Warbler
|male Broad-tailed Hummingbird||female
(notice the "cold" face and finely flecked throat)
We then headed for Madera Canyon and stay at the Santa Rita Lodge. Great place to stay.
Their feeders had the usual Acorn Woodpeckers, Black-headed Grosbeak, Mexican Jays, and Broad-tailed Hummingbirds. At night we had the owls and "wills".
|Mexican Jay||Broad-billed Hummingbird||Acorn Woodpecker|
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