Monday, April 17, 2006

Monday Afternoon Walk

Walked the wild area just next to Mason Regional Park. Saw and heard lots of birds, Downey Woodpeckers, multiple species of warblers including Orange-crowned, Wilson's, Yellow-breasted Chat, Yellow, and Common Yellowthroats. Both Hooded and Bullock's Orioles, and Warbling Vireos coming in. Seeing less YRWAs and no RCKIs, seems like they're gone for the summer now.

Ticks... glad they where on the grass, not me!
The ever gorgeous California Poppy, the state's official flower, as well as my favorite.
Orange-crowned Warbler

I could use some help with this one, juv. flycatcher perhaps? It was flycatching. When it flew it had a small amount of pale yellow on the belly. Decent sized bird, drab gray, didn't call.

2 comments:

Jonathan said...

The shape, size of bill, length of tail, size of head and what looks like a gray "vest" (though there's a bad angle) all remind me strongly of the olive-sided flycatcher, one of which I saw recently in La Mirada Park (just over North OC County line). However, I don't think there should be any yellow on the belly.

Leigh said...

olive-sided seems to be the general consensus. It did seem to have yellow underneath but I'm convinced that was lighting playing tricks on me. I've seen a good number coming through this spring it seems. =)