feeder, and the male staked out its perch just across the path from the Visitor's Center. I set the scope up and waited for it. Unfortunately it tended to perch w/ its back to the sun the entire time, and then would fly off for a 1/2 hour or more before returning.
In the meantime I took the opportunity to photograph the pair of Spotted Towhees that were foraging in the scrub nearby. I was able to get pics of a bird from all angles.
There were also numerous House Finches singing from all over the place, and it dawned on me that I should be looking for Cassin's Finches. I may have seen a pair of Cassin's, but could not be certain.
Robin and I then headed over to one of the Energy Vortexes near Cathedral Rock. Unfortunately, the directions were had did not quite get us to where we needed to go, so we had to opt for some pics of the backlit rock formation.
twisted trunks of old Juniper trees.
After a great lunch and beer at the Oak Creek Brewery in Tlaquepaque I walked over to Mia's Place to see what it had to offer. Its a tiny garden next to the Oak Creek, but it did offer gorgeous looks at a Bewick's Wren that was chattering near one of the bird boxes. Too bad, I had no camera. The wren was a real stunner!