This post has some pictures from the Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson. Mary Ann and I went to Tucson to visit the St. Augustine Cathedral, and we stopped at the Sweetwater Wetlands on the way home. We left home about 1 PM, and got there about 2:30. By chance we ran into Father Rudy Rosales, who is a fountain of information about the cathedral. One of the interesting things we learned is that the crucifix behind the altar is at least 600 years old. It was brought over from Spain, and has been carbon dated to get its age.
By the time we got to the Sweetwater Wetlands, it was late and the sun was low, but I got a few pictures. There were dozens of Yellow-headed Blackbirds moving in flocks through the wetlands. As is was getting dark approximately 100 birds lined up on the power lines over the wetlands. There were lots of Brewer’s Blackbirds, in addition to Red-winged Blackbirds, Brown-headed Cowbirds, Yellow-headed Blackbirds, and who knows what else.