We had spent the night in Green Valley, and left early in the morning for Florida and Madera Canyons. I was eager to go birding, as Walt had seen Hermit and Townsend's Warblers two weeks earlier in Madera Canyon, and a Rufous-capped Warbler was frequently reported in Florida Canyon when I was there in 2014, but I didn't see it then. We stopped a few times for birds as we drove to Madera Canyon.
We stopped first in Madera Canyon where Walt had seen the warblers, but it was only slightly "birdy." But I did get good photos of male and female Townsend's Warblers.
We then continued up the road to the feeders.
Male Black-headed Grosbeak
Female Black-headed Grosbeak
Immature Black-headed Grosbeak
Squirrel and Black-headed Grosbeak
We drove back to our first stopping point in this canyon.
We then drove to Florida Canyon. It was fairly quiet, and I hiked only a short distance on the trail there.
Late Afternoon of May 7; Madera Canyon
After our return from the Paton Center in Patagonia, Walt and I did a little more birding in Madera Canyon.
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Acorn Woodpecker (note the brown feathers)
Magnificent (Rivoli's) Hummingbird
Click here to continue the trip to the Paton Center on May 7.