I have also seen them in increasing numbers at the Desert Botanical Gardens (pictured at the bottom) as they concentrate their populations farther south for the winter.
|Here he stands, lord of his domain|
|Something alerted him, and he jumped to the nearest vantage point with his rufus crest engaged.|
|This is my favorite picture. He looks so distressed, even sad, but the white throat, belly, and peachy sides are also clearly visible. these birds have a lot of color going on, and aren't afraid to show it.|