On Tuesday, I decided to flood the pomegranate tree to see if I could revive it. I thought that root damage from a construction project had sadly done it in, but it appears to have some faint signs of life. I accidentally turned the water on too high and soon had a small pool around the tree. Before I could turn it down, two pairs of Abert's Towhees (Pipilo aberti) came flying in to take a bath. Abert's Towhees are one of three brown towhees (California, Canyon and Abert's). Males and females have the same colouring.
Both pairs stuck around for quite a while, drying off. (Click for enlargements)