The wash has been transformed by rain while I’ve been away. The Brittlebushes have come out in full leaf, the Hackberrry bushes are lush, bright green Devil’s Claw vines cover the floor. The Desert Senna at the bottom of the path down is in flower.
And, as usual, the rain seems to bring out the predators. This kestrel was in his usual spot on a saguaro on the west side of the wash.