I mentioned yesterday that I saw two birds at the garden on Sunday that I've never seen there before. The first was this one with the little feathers standing up on it's head sort of like a cardinal. I had to ask someone what it was. It's called a Phainopepla. (I thought to myself, a what? I had to go home and look it up to get it right.)
The next one I saw was this very bright orangish-yellow bird with the black hood and white streaked wings. Turns out it's a
Of course, there were a few stunning cactus blooms to enjoy while I was there too. Like this gorgeous hot pink beauty.
Update: Kathy recognized that second bird as a black-headed grosbeak. Thanks Kathy!