Revised 2011 bird total:
437 species

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Photos from Arizona day one

Here's a few photos from today.  My focus was on observing so not many photos but these are what I got.  Enjoy!

One of many Black-throated Sparrows seen today, and this species is one of 19 lifers today.

Not a year bird, but this Golden Eagle flyover was quite a treat.

We saw many Cooper's Hawks today, as well as a few of their Sharp-shin cousins.

Gila Woodpecker was one of the lifers today.

Not a year bird of course, but this up close American Wigeon was nice.

One of a billion Phainopepelas.  Hard to believe they were a lifer this morning, because we saw SOOOO many today.

Black Phoebe.  Not a year bird but the last "trip bird" of the day, and seen right after I got number 400.  


  1. Love the photos Gabriel, especially the GE! Have a grand time! How in the world do you pronounce Phainopepelas?

  2. Thanks for the compliment Vic! Great to hear from you. It's awesome here.
    It's fay-no-PEP - uh -luh, say it ten times fast faynopepuhluh!
    Daniel says hi.