Phainopepla video

We were lucky to have filmakers Kennan and Karen Ward stay in Granite Cove for a few days in May while they were trying to capture images and video clips of the plants and animals of the Mojave Desert. They were able to capture a Phainopepla (Phainopepla nitens) feeding her young and removing excrement from their nest in these interesting videos, as well as a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) incubating her eggs.