Friday, May 6, 2011

Birding at Mickey-D's

Okay, now I'm busted.  Usually I'm seen munching granola bars, chomping on trail mix, and drinking green tea.  But I must admit that every now and again I get a hankering for a Mocha Frappe' from McDonalds.  So on my way to bird along Bush Highway, my vehicle may on occasion suddenly veer off and go through the drive-thru at the McDonalds on Power Rd. and McKellips.  I guess the Peach-faced Lovebirds like Mickey D's too, because more often than not they're all over the Palo Verde tree right by the drive-thru.  You can't help but hear them when you roll down your window to place an order.  There seems to be a whole flock of them, I've seen up to 20 in one tree!

There is also a very tall sycamore tree across the street that is loaded with birds.  I've seen orioles, lovebirds, warblers, and goldfinches popping in and out of it. 

So add McD's at Power and McKellips to your list of birding pit-stops along the Bush Highway.  Just don't order the Mocha Frappe' - they're highly addictive!
Palo Verde tree full of Peach-faced Lovebirds at McD's.

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