I BELIEVE this to be a Greater Pewee, but it may just be a Western Wood-Pewee. It certainly is in one of the few areas a Greater Pewee can be found, along Cave Creek Canyon in southeast Arizona's spectacular Chiricahua Mountains...
This photo and the next two are from a lucky encounter I had with an Elegant Trogon in the picnic area at road's end on the South Fork Cave Creek Road in the Chiricahua Mountains, SE Arizona, June 15 2008.
Allen's Hummingbird at the Mexican Sage (Salvia Leucantha), South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes, CA, June 7 2008.
A Say's Phoebe was battling a stiff headwind so was hanging motionless at times making it easier for the bird-in-flight shot...This and the following 2 photos were taken at Angels Gate Park, San Pedro, CA, May 26 2008.
Gadwall at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine, CA, May 18 2008.
Avocet at San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine, CA, May 19 2008.
Black-Necked Stilt, San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Irvine, CA, May 18 2008.
There's a Cassin's Kingbird couple across the street at Angels Gate Park here in San Pedro. This and the following 3 photos show it nabbing a White-Lined Sphinx Moth (aka Hummingbird Moth).
This and the following photo are of a Western Tanager in flight, Angels Gate, San Pedro, CA, May 16 2008.
This and the following 6 photos show a female Cooper's Hawk taking a bath in a small pool alongside the frontage road at Back Bay Ecological Preserve, Newport Beach, CA, May 14 2008.
Vermillion Flycatcher at Covington Park across from Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, near Yucca Valley, CA, May 12 2008.