Tucson Botanical Gardens was where this curve-billed thrasher had its nest in the usual location in the upper branches of a cholla.
With no shade and no breeze it was a warm day for momma bird as she provided some shade for the three youngsters. Failed at getting that family photo.
The following day on a hike in Saguaro East, it was another curve-billed thrasher nest. Two in this nest. One is in the shadows in the rear.
These two were older than those in the photo above. Although the eyes haven't taken on the adult color, the beaks were just beginning to get that distinctive curve. The one in the shadows at the rear seemed to be poised for a flight.