Friday, March 21, 2014
ARIZONA BIRDING - WHITE TANK MOUNTAINS AND MORE
The Tres Rios Wetland is located off 91st St. across from the Phoenix waste water treatment facility. Birds of note were, Thousands of Yellow-headed and Red-winged Blackbirds nesting in the reeds; Cinnamon Teal, Ring-billed Duck, an Osprey perched in a Cottonwood, precious Verdin nesting in Palo Verde Trees, and the treat of the day, 2 soaring Black Vultures.
Estrella Park, 18 miles Southwest of Phoenix offers 33 miles of trails. On a two mile hike observed Gambels Quail, Phanopepla, Gila Woodpecker excavating a hole in a Saguaro, and the bird of the day, a first time sighting of a Black-tailed Gnatcatcher. Birding was excellent in Arizona.