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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Decent birding today

Now that the ocotillo are pretty much done blooming some things are returning to the oasis, especially the hummingbirds. So good to have them around.

Here is a migrant Yellow-headed Blackbird female that is so orange that it took me a while to ID her. It didn't help that she was travelling with cowbirds.

I presume this Mourning Cloak butterfly is a result of all the Spiny Elm caterpillars that worried me so when they were consuming my cottonwood tree leaves. Much more attractive as a butterfly.


  1. My favorite butterflies - such subtle, beautiful coloring. Very nice shot!