I love seeing a Lark Bunting in (almost) summer plumage. Normally, I see them only in winter plumage.
And who would have thought Varied Buntings don't just eat mulberries. I was thinking of dubbing them "Berried Buntings."
Of the approximately 150 shots I took today, this Western Tanager is my favorite.
Below is what you would have seen had you been walking my dike trail back towards the oasis today. Since you weren't able to do that, I did it for you. Of course, it was a terribly unselfish thing for me to do. LOL