Payson, East Verde River
15 Nov 2009, 9:46 PM,
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Payson, East Verde River
11/15/09
After hitting Upper Lake Mary and Mormon Lake (see separate posts), I met up with my family for birding/hiking in the Payson area. We grabbed breakfast and checked out Green Valley Park in dowtown Payson first. Here is our list:

Pied-billed Grebe
Western Grebe (1)
Mallard
American Wigeon
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup (1)
Ruddy Duck
Cooper's Hawk (1)
American Kestrel
Great Blue Heron
American Coot
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Brewer's Blackbird

Next we went up to the East Verde River off Flowing Springs Rd. Nothing unusual here, although it was our first time (I think) having Mexican Jays at this location. The Mexican Jays, along with a couple of Steller's and a Western Scrub-, were all foraging a a particularly cone-laden pinyon pine. Here is our full list:

Red-tailed Hawk
Red-naped Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Belted Kingfisher
Steller's Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
Mexican Jay
Common Raven
Bridled Titmouse
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Canyon Wren
American Robin
Townsend's Solitaire
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
Lesser Goldfinch


Good birding!!!
Eric Hough
thebirdwhisperer22@yahoo.com
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