|First 7: Pyrrhuloxia (aka "Desert Cardinal")|
Because I was able to photograph two Swainson's Hawks not far from where I took pics of two raptors yesterday I feel pretty certain now that yesterday's hawks were Swainson's and not Red-tailed.
Things are starting to leaf out and bloom in our section of northern Chihuahuan Desert now, including our favorite mesquite tree which is sporting green leaves.
|Our favorite blooming yucca|
|This & next: different blooming yucca with a second head|
|Buggy Whip tips|
|This & next: young Black-chinned Hummingbird?|
|This & next 3: Claret Cup Cacti|
|Ocotillos budding out|
|This & next 3: blooming yuccas|
|This & next 3: Swainson's Hawks|
|Willow and Frio resting in a yucca's shadow|
|Torrey in bloom|
|This & next 2: our old dead mesquite is anything but . . .|
|Claret Cup Cactus|