On September 25th I took yet another birding trip, a birdwalk lead by the Sonoran Audubon Society (SAS) to Lockett Meadow located in the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff, Mr. Paul Doucett had invited me to come. My target bird was the Clark's Nutcracker, a bird I have had seen to many people crush! After about two and a half hours of driving we finally spied the mountains.
Once we reached Flagstaff we stopped at a Mc Donald's and packed the seven of us into one van. After a bit more driving we turned onto a dirt road and after about three miles I saw a gray bird, with black wings with a white square and I knew right away that it was my lifer Clark's Nutcracker! But even with all of my exitement the car did not stop. Before we knew it we were at the beautiful Lockett Meadow with its tall pines, Douglas Firs, and Aspens covering the mountain, here is a photo.