How have I overlooked this thread?
There are so many terrific bird images here!
White-faced ibises in the desert ?!?!?!
I had no idea that there were any ibis species in the United States until seeing your photo, above. (I'm no birder)
The osprey, the terns, the baby hummingbirds, the roadrunner with a very beautiful cat.
I've never even heard of hooded orioles before, let alone seen them.
The tall yellow flower spikes they're perched on look vaguely familiar.
They remind me of flowers I've seen blooming in the Succulent Garden of the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi.
The colors in your photos are so nice. The variety of species is wonderful to see.
I couldn't help but think of how lovely the actual natural world is compared to the spurious “virtual world” inhabited by the minds of many in the younger generation.
As I haven't visited the Southern California desert for about three decades, seeing the birds in this thread was a welcome ray of sunshine.
Thank you so much for having posted these nice images over the years. They deserve to be enjoyed by many others.