Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.
A couple of years ago I headed down to the Coachella Valley Bird Center, in Indio. I wanted some information about some of the birds I saw in my yard. This fellow showed up while I was taking a walk with the lady in charge. Like I said, it's been a couple of years and I need to return...maybe this next weekend? He was quite interested in us. I believe she said he was a yellow-headed blackbird. Can anybody confirm this? Whatever he is, he sure was colorful! Wild Bird Wednesday for February 5, 2014. To see more interesting birds, please go to this link: http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/