Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Listless Or Not, My Lists Are Never-ending

Wow.  So here we are.  I reside in Florida Canyon now, a strange and wonderful place.  I am officially living in southeast Arizona for the spring, and it's been a pretty positive experience so far.  My internet connection here in the Santa Ritas is not exactly conducive, so I will keep this post brief.....


Meet my new neighbor, a Rufous-capped Warbler...one of the only (if not The Only) of it's kind known to be in the country at the moment.


Most of the crew spent a substantial amount of time hanging out with this bird today, which I am pleased to say we were being highly paid for.




As you can see, an absolutely crippling bird.  I thought I would need a life flight out of the canyon...but that is the risk of birding in this part of the world....

4 comments:

  1. Huh?

    Wait...
    You never said you needed a life flight after you found a Tufted Flycatcher.
    You mean to say this bird is cooler than a Tufted Flycatcher?
    You mean to say that I wasted the last couple' days searching for a Tufted Flycatcher in Germany when really I should have been looking for a German Rufous-capped Warbler?

    You ... mean!

    Cheers!

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  2. these pictures are great! i will be in the area in a couple of weeks - with a non-birder, but nonetheless i convinced him we should go camping and hiking in se az. i would love to see this bird - is florida canyon good hiking? does it take long to get up to this area from parking? any tips on finding him? i love your blog! my email is aj@austin.utexas.edu - would love any ideas you might have. - AJ Johnson, Austin TX

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  3. AJ - I hope those directions help! Jochen - I think the RCWA was more savored because I missed the very same bird in the same place last summer....so that naturally made me more fascinated in the beast. Im also amazed that it has stayed the entire time.

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  4. I suppose the RCWA is a fan of B,B&B and has been waiting patiently for its chance to an autograph...

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