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Cholla flower

The Blue Paloverdes are covered with pods, flat, light-green with 3 or 4 pimply bumps where the seeds are, spaced well apart. Saw a White-crowned Sparrow, caught a brief glimpse of a Lucy’s Warbler, and heard the fly-catchers again. The lizards are out in force, including the big Desert Spiny Lizard that leaves near the hackberry bushes just north of Camino a Los Vientos. The chollas are blooming, from the wine-dark red in this photo to brighter crimson.

Anna’s hummingbird

The Catclaw Acacias are rich with creamy yellow flowers and spreading a delicious smell. Heard the call of a flycatcher.