Saturday, April 24, 2010

Our last batch of Arizona Birds

Mexican Jay

Mexican Jay
Mexican Jay: Mount Lemmon. We we surprised to see this jay drinking out of a tree cavity

 Black-throated Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow: Madera Cabyon

Lesser Goldfinches
Lesser Goldfinches (and Pine Siskins): Madera Canyon. We saw many bird in Arizona that were more colorful than the common New Jersey Birds. However, the American goldfinch, the state bird of NJ, is more spectacular than the lesser goldfinches.

ladder-backed woodpecker 
Ladder-backed woodpecker: Not our best shot ever, but we've never seen one before

Common Yellowthroat 
Common Yellowthroat: Sweetwater Commons

Curve-billed thrasher
Curve-billed thrasher: Sabino Canyon

Cooper's Hawk
Cooper's Hawk outside our hotel room

And we couldn't resist taking a photo of the Abert's Squirrel aka Tassel-eared Squirrel.
Abert's Squirrel aka Tassel-eared Squirrel

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