I really enjoy going out into the Mojave desert and hanging out with these guys. They have a fun song and let you get quite close!
Black-tailed Gnatcatchers are usually in the desert, including the Mojave and areas such as Joshua Tree National Park, but this individual I found in the foothills of the San Bernardino National Forest, definitely on the edge of its normal range.
Here's a Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, one of fun little the desert birds we have around here. I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas season, and as we start thinking about our resolutions for 2018, let us not forget the plan God has for us. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11
Happy Sabbath! This is an appropriately named Rock Wren, which is most often found amongst rocks. Who is your rock? King David wrote: "Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress." - Psalm 71:3