PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: DESERT BIRDS

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March 4, 2016 (Jacumba Hot Springs) – Thanks to Eric Kallen for sending more photos of birds showing up in March in the high desert town of Jacumba Hot Springs—including both migratory and year-round residents. Below are his notes on this desert denizens:

Sage Thrasher (cover photo) -  We’re at the northern edge of this bird’s winter range. They’re related to, and about the same size as, the common Northern Mockingbird.

Vesper Sparrow (right) -  This large sparrow has been easy to find around Jacumba this winter.  Most years this is a hard bird to find.

Black-throated Sparrow (below) -  Common bird of desert and desert scrub habitats.

Comments

Great Pics Eric

Good depth of field can be difficult when photographing birds and they like to fly away before I can get the shot.