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Large numbers of birds continue at Spring Creek FR9571 Tank on 2/10/18!

60+ Sage Thrashers, Bluebirds (Western & Mountain), sparrows, etc.

A full list for the morning:

Spring Creek--FR 9571 Tank, Yavapai, Arizona, US Feb 10, 2018 9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
24 species
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay  1
Juniper Titmouse  2
Verdin  1
Western Bluebird  40
Mountain Bluebird  16
Townsend's Solitaire  1
American Robin  4
Crissal Thrasher  1
Sage Thrasher  60     
Northern Mockingbird  1
Phainopepla  1
Chipping Sparrow  6
Black-chinned Sparrow  1
Brewer's Sparrow  4
Black-throated Sparrow  4
Dark-eyed Junco  10
White-crowned Sparrow  16
Vesper Sparrow  2
Savannah Sparrow  2
Spotted Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  2
House Finch  6
Cassin's Finch  2

Also, right before I left, this odd looking sparrow showed up. The only thing I can think of that it could be is a Black-chinned Sparrow with a very faded black chin...any other thoughts?

Looks like a Black-chinned to me. Maybe a first year male or a female. Great Photos!
(11 Feb 2018, 9:28 AM)tshedwall Wrote: [ -> ]Looks like a Black-chinned to me. Maybe a first year male or a female. Great Photos!


[attachment=19407]Not that many birds coming to the tank today, 2/16/18, probaly due top recent rains in the area.

Last year I took a hike south of the tank to the top of the hills and beyond. The terrain is composed of many cactus grooves. At the time, I heard a few Cactus Wrens in the distance, also saw many Black-throated Sparrows. 

I decided to do the same today. Sure enough, I found a pair of Cactus Wrens on top of one of the ridges about a mile south of the tank. Many Black-throated Sparrows as well.  Also, Western Bluebirds feeding on Juniper berries, 3 Crissal Thrashers, and still lots of Sage Thrashers.

In general, birds were widely dispersed throughout the area.