Spring was in the air and courtships were on display.
The phainopepla is part of the silky flycatcher family.
They eat mistletoe berries.
Often when they "pass" the seeds,
they stick to the branches of trees and grow new clumps of mistletoe.
Male Gambel's Quail
Quail hang out in a covey that can be up to a dozen or more birds. We saw quite few on the property.
Sharing a treat of Ocotillo flower
male costa's hummingbird
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