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Bushnell bird bonanza, AZ
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Bushnell Bird Bonanza, AZ 
Bushnell Bird Bonanza, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 22 2020
seanpeters
Hiking5.30 Miles
Hiking5.30 Miles   3 Hrs   48 Mns   1.39 mph
1 LBS Pack
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Always on the lookout for birds and rocks to climb, my original plan of the day was quickly altered when I realized the amount of avian friends in the area. Within a half mile of my truck a stand of sycamores came alive with birdlife that would keep me occupied for over an hour trying sort out the different species. Sunrise is really wonderful time to observe birds!

Binoculars in hand I continued down stream steering clear of some extremely large and vocal cows. The sing-song chatter of bird news continued overhead and I picked up several new species to my bird list. I soon entered a narrower canyon and followed the stream over slick boulders and deep, clear pools of water. The riparian habitat is amazing. Insects and tadpoles were everywhere and unlike further upstream, all the tree's in this area were completely leafed out.

I continued downstream until the highway came into view. It was disappointing to leave the shadows and coolness of the tree-lined canyon to the roar of vehicles racing down the road. I walked the highway enjoying the kaleidoscope of litter that lined the roadway. The roadway walk was not that bad and eventually I hopped the barricade and got back onto the Arizona Trail and back to my truck.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Summer Tanager, Western Tanager, Woodhouse Scrub Jay, Cardinal, Bewick's Wren, Zone-tailed Hawk, Violet-green Swallow, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Lucy's Warbler, Hooded Oriole, Crissal Thrasher, Common Raven, Gambel's Quail, Bell's Vireo, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Gila Woodpecker
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