Gorgeous Painted Redstarts

After some birding a little this morning along the San Pedro Riparian area, the quickly rising temps and slow birding motivated me to head for a little higher elevation so I decided to try birding further up in Carr Canyon than the residence with the Plain-capped Starthroat I watched yesterday. I ended up at a moderate elevation not far inside the Coronado National Forest where I followed a small flock of Bushtits that intercepted a very nice mixed flock of passerines. In that flock were at at least 2 Painted Redstarts, one for sure an adult as shown in these photos. At least redstart was a juvenile which I post above and likely a second adult. These adults are just stunning. SeEtta


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