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|It is still pouring here in Southern California. It has almost been a week, and we're all starting to get cabin fever. Of course we always need the rain - but at the same time we worry about areas like Malibu that have had fire damage last summer and keep them in our prayers.|
Here is a post from a trip I took to Rancho Sierra Vista (Satiwawa) at the edge of Newbury Park. I believe this is a yellow-rumped warbler, according to my Sibley Guide. Please let me know if I've mis-identified.
Yellow-rumped Warbler: Medium warbler, dark-streaked, blue-gray upperparts, yellow rump. White throat and belly, black breast. The head is black with yellow crown, white eye-rings, and faint eyestripes. Wings are dark with yellow shoulder patches and two white bars. Tail is dark with white corners.
Range and Habitat:
Breeds from northern Alaska, northern Manitoba, central Quebec, and Newfoundland south and west to northern Mexico and east to Michigan, northern New York, Massachusetts, and Maine. Spends winters from the southern part of its breeding range southward into the tropics. A highly adaptable bird found in a variety of habitats including coniferous forests, mixed woodlands, deciduous forests, pine plantation, bogs, forest edges, and openings. In the winter, it is often found in brushy thickets of bayberry and wax myrtle.
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This is a totally new bird to me and your presentation of him is superb..The light and focus is spot on..Just a bit noisy on the bg...Great work Penny and note that is superb.
if i go see my National Geographic Society
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you are true, this lovely bird is a Yellow-rumped Warbler
lovely pose of the bird with excellent details of his plumage
and a excellent light coming on him, excellent POV too
Nice image of this warbler,
Feel your pain on the rain,
Raining here in AZ too,
Thanks for a great image,
- [2008-02-02 4:04]
cute little warbler!
nice pose captured, lovely light and colors,