Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Slate-throated Redstart in Arizona

Usually I think of my birding luck as being quite bad, but maybe things are turning around.  During my first week in Tucson, two great birds showed up.  The Heerman's Gull and this bird, a Slate-throated Redstart.  As far as I know, this was the first Pima County record of this species.  The few other records from the US, most of which have come in the past five years, have been confined to the Huachuca and Chiricahua Mountains.  

The beautiful Slate-throated Redstart that was found in the Santa Catalina Mountains just outside of Tucson, AZ.
Another shot of the Slate-throated Redstart.

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