The 400 Bird Quest - 115

Count update:  115/400

Thursday was my last day with Tom before he had to depart.  We enjoyed the beautiful view from high up Picacho Peak State Park before visiting Casa Granada National Monument.  Then we birded the back roads through cotton, hay, and farrow winter fields on our way back to Phoenix.  We encountered many grassland sparrows and other expected birds along the way, about 20 in all.   The best was when Tom spotted a Prairie Falcon glide across the road in front of us.   We watched it cruise low over the field until it was out of site.  What a treat! This is only the 2nd or 3rd Prairie Falcon I have ever seen.  This Falcon was clear bird of the day.

Jim is attempting to find and identify 400 different species of birds in the USA in 2018. 

 Spotted Towhee  photo by Jim Hughes

Spotted Towhee  photo by Jim Hughes