Saturday, January 14, 2012

No Saturday Sightings

Pops and I set out to the Tempe Town marsh this morning, hoping to see the Northern Parula and Eurasian Teal that were spotted there earlier in the week. It was a brief but nice morning, with tons of Cormorants, Phoebes, Ospreys, Flickers, and Song Sparrows enjoying the weather. Although Pops had a brief but good sighting, I did did not see the Parula, and we both struck out on the Eurasian Teal. There were lots of Shovelers, Gadwall, and a few Green-Winged Teal to be seen, and we'll definitely try back soon for the others.
I'm hoping to check the Glendale recharge ponds out on Monday and comes back with  few more pictures--the photography was slow today. In the mean time, happy birding to everyone this weekend!

The sticks in fron of the Yellow-Rumped Warbler are very distracting, but I like the picture because you can see all 3 of the yellow point son the bird (chin, flanks, and rump).

Here's a darker male:

There's a juvenile White-Crowned Sparrow somewhere in there...