Arriving early enough in our June heat wave to enjoy the calm cool morning, the Salt River was a good choice to visit. Just ask the wild horses.
|Just standing, belly-deep when we first spotted them, foraging for greens on river bottom|
|Wild Horses at Salt River-Phon D. Sutton Recreation Area|
On Friday, I birded solo; on Monday, Marsha Wiles and Hinde Silver joined me.
|ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER; Coon Bluff Rec Area|
|Male VERMILION FLYCATCHER|
|Female VERMILION FLYCATCHER|
|Juvenile VERMILION FLYCATCHER|
|BULLOCK'S ORIOLE missing some feathers|
|Not quite sure what this TURKEY VULTURE was looking for in the Salt River--just staying cool, maybe.|
Before we left Phon D. Sutton Rec Area, the horses, accustomed to photographers, came up out of the river to their desert trail right beside us.
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View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37625003