Found in brushy habitats. Similar to the Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis). Pyrrhuloxia more grayer, has yellow bill versus an orange bill on the cardinal. I captured this image yesterday.
What a difference a day can make, at least weather wise. Yesterday the local temp reached a high of 87 degrees. Now at this writing the thermometer on my patio reads 50 degrees at about mid-afternoon. It’s cloudy and scattered light showers.
However, we took advantage of the sunny day yesterday and ventured out. We went to the San Angelo State Park and staked out a position near the prairie dog village. The previous day Ann had seen a Burrowing Owl sitting on the edge of an old prairie dog mound. I barely missed seeing it, only catching a glimpse of fleeting wings out of the corner of my eye. I can’t really say I saw it enough to be able to ID it, so I can’t add it to my life list. So I am on a mission to see it and photograph it. But it wasn’t to be yesterday. Maybe next time???