I also spotted a Great Horned Owl sitting quietly on its nest.
Great Horned Owl
I the surrounding area a Ross's Goose and his step brother, a Ross's X Snow Goose hybrid, were chilling with there rather domestic friends.
Ross's X Snow Goose hybrid
At my Grandma's house I photographed Allen's Hummingbird for the first time (took me long enough).
As you can see I didn't do much birding on this trip but I did what I could and I'm happy with how it went. Now back to Arizona! This winter there has been a pair of Rusty Blackbirds that have been hanging out along a short stretch of river at Coon Bluff. Now I had been to this spot two times in search of these birds with both times being complete fails! Once I got back from California I made plans to chase these birds with my friend Mr. John Kafel. Before I knew it I was at Coon Bluff, scanning the river for these beautiful blackbirds. Strangely enough one of the first birds I saw on the river was a Rusty Blackbird!
This pair of Rusty Blackbirds were my first Maricoper for 2016 (the Maricopers are thinning out)! What might my next Maricoper be? Who knows. Anyways, here are a few photos I've taken in the last couple months, thanks for reading and enjoy!
Red-naped X Red-breasted Sapsucker hybrid