Kino Springs had Blue Grosbeak, Phainopepla and Cassin's Kingbirds, but the ponds were dry.
At Patagonia Lake we had the Gnatcatchers and Buntings mentioned earlier. We also added Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Gambel's Quail, Vermillion Flycatchers, Bewick's Wren, Lucy's Warbler and Yellow-breasted Chat.
The famed Patagonia Rest Stop was quiet, no Becards, they haven't been there for 3-4 years now.
We visited the Paton's back yard (opened for bird watchers). We added Violet-crowned Hummingbird along with Black-chinned and Broad-billed Hummingbirds. Also seen were Bronzed Cowbird, White-crowned Sparrow, flyover Gray Hawk, and Thick-billed Kingbird.
The Patagonia- Sonita Creek Refuge was quiet; it was already late in the day and getting very hot.
|Violet-crowned hummingbird||male Black-chinned Hummingbird||female
(note the gray crown)
We drove to Sierra Vista for the night. When we got there we visited Cox's B&B in Ash Canyon first. They had great feeders set up. I quickly added my life
Arizona Woodpecker. The feeders were alive with birds and included;
Anna's Hummingbirds, more Broad-billed Hummingbirds,
Ash-throated Flycatcher, Lark Sparrow and Spotted
Towhee. But the best bird, after a one hour wait was a Lucifer's
Hummingbird, another lifer!
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