The Cactus Wren was one of my favorite "desert" birds to see.
|Cactus Wren (lifer)|
|Curve-billed Thrasher (lifer)|
I saw a good number of House Finches but the one stood out from the rest. The other male House Finches had a reddish/pinkish hue while this one was a vibrant orange. I've read there is an "orange variant" House Finch, which I believe this was. The color difference is typically cause by diet.
|House Finch (Orange variant?)|
|White-crowned Sparrow (lifer)|
This fellow and I seemed to be in sync with our feeling that it was gonna be a good day!