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All these taken last week near Palm Desert, Pushwall Palms trail and the Cochella Nature Preserve. 

1) Hooded Oriole

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2) Not great photos, but after the thrashing my legs got in these extremely thorny bushes, I had to post.  Yellow-rumped Warbler?

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3) Same- bad photos, bleeding legs.  Black-tailed Gnatcatcher?

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4) Say's Phoebe?

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5) House Sparrow?

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This next one is actually from the Salton Sea, but I still think it is house Sparrow. 

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Last one, also Salton Sea and one of my favorites.  Burrowing Owl

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15 hours ago, Kevin said:

Didn't realize California Gnatcatcher was a possibility, I still think it is Black-tailed, but not totally sure. 

It’s black tailed. California are limited to the immediate coastline, not deserts.  It’s rare to see a California gnatcatcher more than ten or so miles inland. 

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