Who would have guessed that a quick trip to a local city park on a windy morning would give me good birds?!
|Find the Say's Phoebe - tiny bird in front of playground horse - two Say's were singing when I got out of the car|
|Vermilion Flycatcher - another early bird - saw it soon after 7 a.m. near the wash west of playground|
|Bendire's Thrasher (note yellow at base of slightly decurved bill)|
|Curve-billed Thrasher with totally black bill and more curved than Bendire's; splotchy chest marks|
|Another Bendire's Thrasher trying to elude me; note the more well-defined chest markings compared to CBTH|
|Gilded Flicker showing copper-colored head as opposed to the gray or dark brown of Northern Flicker|
All in all, a great morning!
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View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S27796086