This morning I found a Chestnut-sided Warbler in my neighborhood in Orange around 8:00 a.m. I was able to get great looks at it as it foraged low in an exotic tree, sticking around for quite a bit. I managed to get some horrible pictures of it that will do for documenting it.
Though the photos don't show the field marks too well, here are some that I noticed:
-lime green back, crown, and rump
-gray face and underparts
-white eye ring
-rather short, heavy bill
-broad yellowish-white wing bars
-greenish wash on vent
I found it again briefly around 12:30 p.m. nearby. If you're interested in chasing it, please contact me privately and I'll give you more details and directions.
On Monday I found some interesting birds around the lower lake of the neighborhood, namely American Pipit, American Wigeon, and Green-winged Teal. I was excited to find the wigeons right in the neighborhood - what cool birds! Here's a shot of the male (there were two females and one male).
The Green-winged Teal was a female. It's amazing how small it looked compared to the resident feral Mallards! It was quite skittish as well. I'm happy at how these two photos came out, since high winds made digiscoping a challenge.