2015-04-28 Bill Williams NWR

Queen Butterfly - Danaus gilippus

The Bill Williams NWR is recognized “as a birding area of global importance”. There are many birds that breed in the habitats there, some of which are threatened or endangered. I found it a great place to birdwatch, but a bit frustrating to bird photograph, due to the dense growth of willow, mesquite, cottonwood and tamarisk.

I did manage some shots on Bell’s Vireo, Black-Tailed Gnatcatcher, Gila Woodpecker, Yellow-Breasted Chat, a bug (Queen Butterfly) and a snake (California Kingsnake).

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