The butterflies we sought were the Chiricahua Pine Whites, which were easy to see at Barfoot Park, despite cool and breezy weather. Tom Arny Box 545 Patagonia, AZ 85624 tarny AT A few participants in the Every Wednesday Winter Bird Walk had multiple looks at the female Green Kingfisher this morning near the north side of the Highway 90 Bridge.We also saw the continuing Louisiana Waterthrush near the Southside of the Highway 90 Bridge. John Broz Sierra Vista Hi all, There was a beautiful male Williamson's Sapsucker in Cave Creek Canyon this morning.Hiking downstream along the trail to the large falls, I continued downstream from the falls and found one calling PACIFIC WREN and several GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS.Later on at another pullout just downstream from the powerline clearing I saw a BAND-TAILED PIGEON fly over.On the plus side, the stock ponds seemed well-watered.
I was able to get some photos and it seemed to be pure or mostly pure (minimal Red-naped genes if any).They were soon followed by a couple more, all originating from the large stock pond just to the north. This was the highlight of the morning, but I back-tracked a bit and worked the roads north and south from this entrance intersection.Not too much of interest, one WHITE-TAILED KITE to the north, plus two more widely scattered to the east later on.One last note, at several times during the morning, I saw pairs of COMMON RAVENS engaged in spirited acrobatic flights and am assuming it is that time of the year and they are engaged in courtship?Anthropomorphizing a bit, Im thinking shes putting him through the paces and seeing if he can keep up, is interested, etc. Tim Helentjaris Tucson, AZ We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore.