Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Birding @ UCI

On my way to class this evening I walked a little slowly to get a touch of birding in. I encountered the same family of American robins that I'd seen under the same tree the week before. Feeding on the ground with them were juvenile and adult white-crowned sparrows.
In Founder's Court there was a mixed flock of bushtits and yellow-rumped warblers, with a lone townsend's warbler mixed in. He was a handsome fellow, and called a cute pip-like call note.
Also calling was a nuttall's woodpecker, and the whirring flight of an Allen's hummingbird signaled his presence in the fading light.
I sat and enjoyed the townsend's little flock for a few minutes, and then I walked to my class.

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