Cactus Wren declares Spring

Last night’s rain released the earthy and herbal aromas of the desert. This Cactus Wren was in full song. In addition to the usual engine-starting sound, he had a low growl, a back-of-the-throat grunt, and a rising sound like a cork twisting out of a bottle. Also saw a Mocking Bird, making a single loud high chirp.

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