|Yellow-Rumped Warbler (Audubon)|
This month, my visit was short on shorebirds, but the song-birds were quietly plentiful. A small group of YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS flew back and forth across the path in front of me, giving me good looks at juvenile plumaged birds. None of the birds had the distinctive yellow rumps, which prompted me to seek some expert advice on BirdFellow.com.
|Dark-Eyed Junco (Oregon)|
A disheveled looking DARK-EYED JUNCO appeared to have just gotten up from a nap.
A flock of CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEES teased and twittered in the brush. A couple of them tried to dive at the camera, which was still in my hands. Chickadees are always entertaining and never shy!
|Hairy Woodpecker (juv)|
This juvenile HAIRY WOODPECKER was a first for me -- the red crown threw me until I checked my Sibley which reassured me that juveniles have the red up top rather than on the back of the neck.
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were plentiful, as usual, with numerous juveniles foraging in the grass and bushes.
|White-Crowned Sparrow (juv)|