Saturday, January 22, 2011
While I was out visiting, my Mom was amazingly patient. She has no interest in birds, but she put up with my gawking and stopping at every moment to look for and at birds. She even enabled me by taking me out to a very cool place (pictures from there, soo).
But, I'm at sea with two birds I saw and took pictures of. The first, I have no clue whatsoever. When I look at the bird book and think I have a clue, then I realize the beak is all wrong (for a female tanager, for example). So, if you have ideas, please help.
Then there's this one. I think it's a Yellow-Rumped Warbler, but I'm just not sure. What do you think?
Here's another image from a different angle.
And another, a cute one, I think, because the bird seems to have noticed me noticing it. Unfortunately, it didn't come down to pose more near me.
(Pictures taken at San Juan Batista, CA, in cast that helps.)
****Edited to add: it's a California Towhee!****
Posted by Bardiac at 8:43 AM