I love birds. I love words. Oh, and plants and fungi too.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
A Tale of Two Phoebes
This Say's Phoebe gave me an iconic Birding-in-Arizona moment as it paused in front of Tuzigoot National Monument, a hilltop village built by the Sinagua people between 1100-1400 A.D. The view below shows how the settlement, gradually expanded over a few centuries, flowed down the hillside.
This Black Phoebe, seen at Page Springs Hatchery about 15 miles away, was much more nimble and active by comparison.