These Silky Flycatchers are one of my favorite birds. So, I featured them 3 times last year. And here they are yet again. These photos turned out really well and I wanted to show them off. Phainopeplas occur throughout San Diego County, but are most frequently seen in the Anza Borrego Desert. There, in winter, they are abundant.
Phainopepla, male. Borrego Springs, California. December 29, 2015. Greg Gillson.