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Category Archives: Vagrants
Lots of folks around the continent have realized by now that it is an irruption year for Red-breasted Nuthatches. With failed seed crops across much of their range, they are showing up everywhere they aren’t supposed to be. Observers are … Continue reading
The summer doldrums are a thing of the past here in the desert, and I’m doing my best to forget them until next year. Temperatures have been kindly staying below 110, monsoons have been passing through on a weekly basis, … Continue reading
With temperatures creeping above 100 in the past week, those of us along the river here were happy to hear that a front was coming through, bringing possible rain and highs in the 80s. Of course, there is always a … Continue reading
By now, the Bill Williams Nutting’s Flycatcher is anything but news. In the first week or two after its discovery, it was fun to see the bird mentioned in blog posts, Facebook feeds, and websites. Now, more than five weeks … Continue reading
While I’m occasionally adding to a blog post I’m writing about the Nutting’s Flycatcher, David Vander Pluym has been working on a very interesting project: a list of the birds he thinks will be added next to Arizona’s state list. … Continue reading
I guess it was a strange thing to do, trying a Big Year as soon as I moved to a new county. I was mainly inspired by Tommy D’s awesome Maricopa Big Year-ing, and I figured it would be a … Continue reading
I admit it, my blogging has suffered lately as it falls further down on my list of priorities. I have made a personal resolution to post more, and I have a draft post half-written about my recent revisit to the … Continue reading
I’ve been promising for a while to post photos of rarities that have been seen lately in the LCRV. The thing is, the rarities just keep coming! I have finally caught up, for now, and I present a suite of … Continue reading
We’ve been scouring the lake lately for jaegers – those wonderful winged pirates – given all the reports coming from the inland southwest. We were rewarded a few days ago with a flyby Parasitic that hasn’t shown itself since. What … Continue reading