Aimophila rificeps, Cassin 1852
But I believe most of our visitor enjoyed their little cool-down from the summer’s heat! Like this male Varied Bunting – Madam Varied may have joint us as well, I just don’t know, what she looks like.
Passerina versicolor, Bonaparte 1838
|Mrs. Varied, by any chance?
(More likely Madam Sparrow)
Passeriformes, Paridae, Baeolophus atricristatus, Cassin 1850
‘Black-crested Titmouse’ also ‘Mexican Titmouse’
Other visitors included starlings, finches, titmice (titmouses?) and raccoons – indeed, not all our guests were feathered.
Nor did they leave the Corning Ware especially clean.
Passeriformes, Cardinalidae, Passerina ciris, Linnaeus 1758
‘Painted Bunting’ female
Passeriformes, Cardinalidae (formerly Thraupidae)
Piranga flava (hepatica), Vieillot 1822
|Cuculiformes, Cuculidae, Geococcyx californianus, Lesson 1829
‘Greater Roadrunner’ (literally: Californian earth-cuckoo)