My Saturday morning trip to Boyce Thompson was actually focused on butterflies and dragonflies, but I can't ignore certain birds. Cardinals and Phainopepla were abundant, as were Lesser Goldfinch. There were a number of other 'usual' desert birds, including Curve-billed Thrasher and Cactus Wren.
The Broad-billed Hummingbird below was one of a handful that were seen.
And below was another nice find - a male and female pair of Wilson's Warblers playing in a small stream. Unfortunately, I had my 100mm macro lens on at the time, but the fact I was able to get as close as the photo shows tells you how engrossed they were in the water.
Wilson's warblers are some of the more common warblers in the low desert, but any warbler is fun to see.
|Wilson's Warbler Pair|