So I started out yesterday morning going up Mount Lemmon at dawn and, in contrast to the day before, the place was in bright sunshine. Heading back up to Incinerator Ridge Road, within half an hour a nice Olive Warbler appeared in the top of the pines - much brighter than I'd thought too. Added to this were good numbers of Red-faced Warblers, Arizona Woodpecker and a Hepatic Tanager. And I was back down the mountain for breakfast before I headed south from Tucson to Madera Canyon.
|Red-faced Warbler, Mount Lemmon July 2014|
|Plain-capped Starthroat, Madera Canyon July 2014|
|Whiskered Screech-Owl, Madera Canyon July 2014|
|Botteri's Sparrow, Madera Canyon July 2014|
And to end the day, I took a drive to St David where, by the monastery, I was able to locate a Mississippi Kite - a surprising bird to see this far west, in an isolated breeding area away from its main range.
|Mississippi Kite, St David July 2014|