Monday, April 30, 2018
Birding with Brits
In February, I had the pleasure to take a couple of Brits birding in Arizona. Being from the UK, they were enthused seeing just about any birds in Arizona. It is always fun to show and share our native birds to people from across the big pond. This gives me a chance to hit the road a bit in the wonderful birding state of Arizona. Below are some of my favorite photos from these trips.
First set of photos came from a day trip to southeast Arizona including visits to Madera Canyon and Patagonia. You can never go wrong in starting off a blog post with a male elegant Trogon.
Caught it with a snack it had captured.
Acorn Woodpecker - Male
White-nosed Coati - This was a nice surprise in Madera Canyon
Back in the Phoenix area, we made stops at several places including the Gilbert Water Ranch Preserve, Freestone Park, Zanjero Park, and Papago Park. Here is a sampling.
Black-crowned Night Heron - Juvenile
Canvasback - Drake
Cinnamon Teal - Drake
Pied-billed Grebe - with chicks
We also made a stop at the Desert Botanical Gardens with both gentlemen.
Gambel's Quail - Male
Gila Woodpecker - Male
A stop at the butterfly display at the Desert Botanical Gardens gave us a few Arizona native butterflies to enjoy as well.
Great Southern White
It is always great to get out in nature and enjoy what this world has to offer.