On the other hand, Black-throated Sparrows are always available for photo opps.
Another bird I have difficulty trying to photograph is Verdin. They are hard to get close to.
This Northern Cardinal flew right up in my face. My camera always has trouble with the bright red on cardinals and Vermillion Flycatchers.
The white breast patch on a black body is the best field mark for a young White-tailed Hawk.
After walking 2.5 miles in, birding all the way, the return trip was spend looking for butterflies. Here's a knockout Great Purple Hairstreak.
Greater White-fronted Goose 15 Black Vulture 2 Turkey Vulture 2 Northern Harrier 1 White-tailed Hawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 2 Common Ground-Dove 3 Mourning Dove 8 Greater Roadrunner 3 Golden-fronted Woodpecker 1 American Kestrel 2 Eastern Phoebe 2 Loggerhead Shrike 2 White-eyed Vireo 5 Verdin 10 House Wren 12 Bewick's Wren 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5 Curve-billed Thrasher 2 Long-billed Thrasher 2 Northern Mockingbird 45 Orange-crowned Warbler 25 Olive Sparrow 2 Green-tailed Towhee 5 Cassin's Sparrow 2 Clay-colored Sparrow 1 Lark Sparrow 5 Black-throated Sparrow 9 Savannah Sparrow 1 Grasshopper Sparrow 1 Lincoln's Sparrow 20 White-crowned Sparrow 5 Northern Cardinal 7 Pyrrhuloxia 3 Great-tailed Grackle 1