I made several fruitless thrasher hunts during the first half of 2013, and while I failed to locate the Le Conte’s Thrashers I had hoped for on these trips, I enjoyed company of the birds that more readily gave themselves to me. This Saturday expedition into the desert at Clark Dry Lake in the Anza-Borrego Desert was such a journey. In seeing the Le Conte’s Thrasher I was successful, but in capturing images I was not. The bird was shy and refused me an opportunity to photograph it.
Birds I met this day were Brown-Headed Cowbird, Phainopepla, Black-Tailed Gnatcatcher, Western Kingbird, Ash-Throated Flycatcher, White-Winged Dove.