South Fork Trail, Cave Creek, Arizona - June 23rd to 25th
Brown-crested Flycatcher #19
- An easy bird along the South Fork trail.
Mexican Jay #11
- Several were patrolling the picnic area at the beginning of the trail...
Mexican Jay #15
- ...including this young bird, which was still being fed by its parents.
Plumbeous Vireo #4
- One of the specialty birds of the southern Rocky Mountain ranges...here an adult carrying food back to the nest...
Plumbeous Vireo #6
- ...two chicks were waiting patiently for their parents to return with food.
Black-throated Gray Warbler #2
- Another common bird along the South Fork trail.
Western Wood-Pewee #2
- These birds were more often heard than seen, but were quite common.
Arizona Woodpecker #7
- A specialty bird of southeastern Arizona...here a female...
Arizona Woodpecker #8
- ...and here a male.
House Wren #8
- House Wren is also a commonly heard bird.
Arizona Sister #1
- A conspicuous butterfly along the trail!
Desert Cloudywing #3
- A more subtle and retiring butterfly...here with the wings open a bit...
Desert Cloudywing #4
- ...and here a view of the underwing pattern.
Red Satyr #1
- Found at a puddle in the creek bed along the trail.
Yarrow's Spiny Lizard #1
- The sunlight shows off the coppery wash on the back. Comments on the ID are welcome.
Yarrow's Spiny Lizard #2
- The blue on the throat identifies this as a male. Comments on the ID are welcome.
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