Navajo County: VARIED THRUSH, Wood Ducks, etc.
6 Dec 2014, 7:25 PM,
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Navajo County: VARIED THRUSH, Wood Ducks, etc.
Dec. 6, 2014
Nick and Connie Worth, and I just re-found the continuing male VARIED THRUSH outside the gift shop adjacent to Rainbow Forest Museum at the southern end of Petrified Forest National Park east of Holbrook (this is the sliver of the park within Navajo County). The bird has been present since Nov. 27th. Along Hwy. 180 just east of Holbrook we found an immature FERRUGINOUS HAWK, ~20 AMERICAN CROWS, and ~150 BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS.

Earlier this morning we had eight WOOD DUCKS on private property along Silver Creek in Snowflake-Taylor, probably the same family group that Nick and Connie documented with fledglings back in May (the first documented breeding outside of Yavapai County in Arizona). Other highlights included a small flock of over-wintering BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS (rare in winter on the s. Colorado Plateau), a GAMBEL'S QUAIL (introduced population), and large numbers of AMERICAN ROBINS, EUROPEAN STARLINGS, and GREAT-TAILED GRACKLES. At Nick and Connie's place in Taylor we had 15+ WHITE-WINGED DOVES, 10 BUSHTITS, a RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, 250+ AMERICAN ROBINS, 16 CEDAR WAXWINGS, two 'MYRTLE' YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, three CASSIN'S FINCHES, a PINE SISKIN, and four AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES among several other expected species.

Good birding!

Eric Hough
thebirdwhisperer22@yahoo.com
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