A gorgeous Painted Redstart visits The Park

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Painted Redstart

One fine day, a Painted Redstart stopped by The Park. She(?) seemed very attracted to the blooming Ocotillos. She covered several hundred yards in the few minutes that I spent with her. Those blooms must have been full of tasty bug morsels.

These beautiful birds are a rare sight in the Park. She must have been on her way somewhere, doing that migration thing. She reminded me a lot of the Phaenopepla, the way that she would jump up and flap her wings a few times, flashing the white markings in his wings. It is quite acrobatic, and is entertaining to watch. For some reason it reminds me of watching the can-can girls on the old movies.

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All Images on this page were captured in Squaw Peak Park.

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