I suppose it was meant to end this way. One last chase accompanied by my brother Bill. Bill was with me on the first chase of the year and now was along my side here in Arizona for the last chase.
We arrived at Planet Ranch Road in the Bill Williams Delta just after 8:00 AM. A birder from Ontario, John Lemay, was already on the scene We heard the Nutting’s Flycatcher as soon as we reached the three Sagurao cactus, but it took another hour to properly see and photograph it.
And I certainly wanted a decent photo of my last year bird of 2011. Number 744 for the year. Coincidently my last bird of the year was Sandy Komito’s first bird of his 1998 Big Year.
So this evening and tomorrow will be relaxation time. I do plan to post a “final” blog on Monday, Jan.2.