You know you’ve arrived...
...in Tucson when you see your first Vermillion Flycatcher. Without question, this is North America's most glamorous Flycatcher with his vibrant red head and chocolately-brown wings. And since they usually seem to be intent on catching insects rather than worrying about pesky humans, they are somewhat easy to photograph.
Mom, dad and I had a great day starting with a full morning at Aqua Caliente Park and the afternoon at Mount Lemon where we reached 8,000 feet in altitude. Yes, there was some snow up there, and a 30 degree difference in temperature, but what a fun day! And, I saw my very first Pygmy Nuthatch. It was not particularly cooperative with photos, alas, although I got a few passable shots. I’ll put one in Extra, along with a shot of a Yellow-eyed Junco.
We’re meeting my bestie, Peggy, tomorrow morning for a morning of adventure.