19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Yellow faced bird against blue sky

We like to vacation in February in Joshua Tree, CA, near the national park there. Our little cabin hosts many forms of wildlife. As an avid birdwatcher I was excited to spot this Verdin, a 'lifer' for me. I had to follow it around the backyard from bush to bush as it would not stop for one second. Finally, it took a break on the spiky tip of a Joshua Tree. I was pleased to have captured the tiny spot of red on its shoulder, this is a marker of the Verdin.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Joshua Tree, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
Copyright: © Marci Ameluxen