While in Mesa one day while everyone else was at work or school I took a couple hours off and drove up to the Supertition Mountains for some birding and picture taking. I ended up at Goldfield Ghost Town (http://www.goldfieldghosttown.com/) as they have several feeder stations for the birds so there are always birds around. Kind of like cheating but I wanted to take some pictures and I'm lazy!! After I spent a couple hours there I went up the road a half a mile to the Lost Dutchman State Park. (http://www.pr.state.az.us/Parks/parkhtml/dutchman). They have a little cactus garden in the front and they have a couple feeders set up there also. It was a good day weather wise and most of the time the sun was out. By the time I was leaving around 1pm it was getting very overcast and a bit cool so I was glad to be leaving!!
Birds I saw:
Curved billed Thrasher
White Crowned Sparrow
Great Tail Grackle
Lost Dutchman added:
Black Throated Sparrow*
Curved-Billed Thrasher Easy to see how they got there names!!
Cactus Wrens are very vocal birds. This one was sitting here singing away.
Northern Cardinal Such a bright red. This is a male,the female is more orange and brown.
Cactus Wrens playing King of the Post
Black-Throated Sparrow This is a new life bird for me!!!
A couple more Cactus Wrens
A House Finch sitting on the cactus