Snow day in Tucson - January 2, 2019

After seeing reports and photos of extensive snow east of Tucson on Facebook, I hiked up the Douglas Spring Trail in the Rincon Mountains with Erin, Tom, and Katelyn. We didn't make it out of the house until late morning and it was still an incredible winter wonderland snowscape with extensive snow down to the Tanque Verde Wash. The temperature hovered around freezing all afternoon but when the clouds parted briefly much of the snow began to quickly melt. At the start of our walk I went 20-30 minutes without hearing or seeing a bird; bird activity seemed to be clustered into a few mixed-species flocks, including a big group of 70+ Chipping Sparrows. I found a Fox Sparrow up near 1100m, the best bird sighting of the walk.


Publicado el enero 3, 2019 04:43 TARDE por scottolmstead scottolmstead


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