We did our regular hike today, and were entertained (at least I was) by the many birds we spotted out there. A White-winged Dove tolerated our presence for a long spell; I was photographing it while it consumed Ocotillo seeds.
We took plenty of shade breaks in the hot desert during the trek, several in Right Branch Arroyo as we made our way out.
At home I had the pleasure of photographing a juvenile Say's Phoebe hunting insects near the house. It kept coming back to the trellis near the front porch, and I kept snapping pictures of it.
|Old and new again|
|This & next 5: White-winged Dove eating Ocotillo seeds|
|Lone Ocotillo flower|
|The long view|
|Willow and Frio on break in a yucca shadow|
|The rest: juvenile Say's Phoebe|