Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bird Photography Weekly #20


Townsend's Warbler

I don't have much info on this cute little bird except that I live in its wintering range. This was one that my mom spotted first, or maybe it was my dad. We were leaving the Monarch Grove Sanctuary and it was in a tree right in front of us. It was nearly impossible to get its picture because it was just flitting to and fro and couldn't sit still at all. I was lucky this one came out. I didn't think it had until I got home and was quite pleased.

Later that evening about sundown, we stopped at Elkhorn Slough and we saw a tree-full of these little guys & gals. There must have been about eight of them. That's a tree-full to me anyway ;)

Here's a couple of shots from Elkhorn Slough.



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11 comments:

Mary C said...

He sure is yellow! I'm glad you got a shot of him since I couldn't. Great sunset photo of Elkhorn Slough, too.

ramblingwoods.com said...

That is a great photo given the challenge. I see you live in CA...want some snow, I can send plenty.....LOL...

Lynne said...

Red, your sunset is spectacular!!

Red said...

Thanks Mom :)

Ramblingwoods... sure! We had some right before Christmas in our local hills, but since then, nothing. Not even in the Sierras... not a good thing.

Thank you much Lynne :)

animtreebird said...

Very beautiful bird. Nice photo. :))) Wonderful colours of nature. :)))

mick said...

A very interesting little bird and good you got at least one photo of it. The sunset photos are great!

Red said...

Thanks animtreebird :) I live within an hour of some of the most picturesque places in the US... maybe the world :D

Thanks Mick! He looks like a bandit with that black mask.

Larry Jordan said...

Hey Red, super capture of the Townsend's. And I love the shots of the Slough.

Red said...

Thanks Larry! Can't wait to see more of your BPWs :)

Bevson said...

I love that you caught him upside down. You must have a super-quick shutter finger.

Red said...

Thanks Bev! LOL, I call it my trigger finger :) I was reasonably in focus before that point because I had been trying to get him clearly. So the autofocus didn't take long at all to zero in on him and I quickly snapped.

 

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