Lots of birds on saguaros (Gila Woodpeckers, Cactus Wrens) but the highlight was an American Kestrel, shown in the photo. Also a Verdin, with the red shoulder patches showing clearly. The Phainopeplas were out as well, two plump Mourning Doves warming up on a telephone wire, and the sweet song of the House Finches in the morning sun. I saw a small grey bird, probably a Gray Vireo, but it’s hard to be sure.
The desert broom is still hanging on to its fluffy seeds in places.