Holy cow...I'm completely overwhelmed by all your heartwarming responses. Please forgive me if I don't comment on each one of your posts. I had no idea that so many of you would respond in such a kind, heartfelt, and refreshing way. I am seriously very pleased to hear from each of you. When I saw my first Phainopepla, my college ornithology group, headed by Dr. Stabler, was in the foothills not far from Fresno, The one in the photo was in the Lost Lake area along the river. I keep going back, hoping for another shot, but no luck so far.