So when this one was reported in Santa Cruz County this year, Barb Meding and I decided to head south to see if we could find it. Of course we found it and now I feel much better with this bird being on my life list. Strangely, I did not have to head to the eastern part of the US to add it to my life list. Once again, the state of Arizona can turn up some very unexpected species from time to time.
Since we had traveled that far for this bird, of course visited some other spots as well and enjoyed the birds of southeastern Arizona; some that are not seen very often in the Phoenix area.