Monday, September 17, 2007

Hermit Warbler!

This morning I found a Hermit Warbler at Irvine Regional Park. Apparently it's a pretty good bird for the fall here. I managed really great looks at it as it foraged fairly low down in some sycamores - I could clearly see the yellow face and pale, unstreaked underparts. It had a small amount of black on the throat. There were lots of other warblers there - I had nine species! Other birds of note included my first White-crowned Sparrows of the fall, Western Tanager, California & Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, and a lot more. It was cool and mostly cloudy, with a fairly stiff breeze - really felt like fall!

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