Weather was cold at first, but warmed up quickly as soon as I got into the sunshine, so much so that I removed an item of outerwear midway through the trek.
There was a noticeable absence of people out at Tortugas Mountain this morning, and I'm not sure why, but there were a few enjoying a beautiful late January day in the desert.
|Too small for Cactus Wrens (perhaps a Hummer's nest?)|
|Cactus Wren (left) and a Black-throated Sparrow|
|This and the next: I don't think this is a Little-leaf Sumac|
|This and the rest: same Loggerhead Shrike|