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.


  1. What are you doing in Arizona?

  2. I was just in Arizona last October for the first time and saw my first Say's Phoebe. Very nice picture! Cool bird!