Tag: #Townsend Warbler
Small birds don’t like to sit for a photo, especially the Townsend warbler. This week I was able to get a well focused shot of this bird, but only from the rear–it wouldn’t turn around. My attempts to follow it were chaotic failures. But at least I got these two shots across the street from…
My bird app says this is a Townsend warbler. I see it occasionally on the hillside overlooking Carmel-by-the-Sea beach. I was going to post something more in keeping with this week’s news, but, frankly, the news is depressing and a warbler is not.
Warbler on the Beach
Townsend warblers are a rarity on the beach, but they do check out trails of kelp and driftwood after high tide, well away from the surf where sandpipers patrol. Monterey County is home to 489 species of birds, meaning the tiny warbler shares beach space with pelicans and great white egrets.
My Favorite Bird
The Townsend Warbler in our front yard has a personality, at least that was true for the one I saw yesterday. Unlike other birds it didn’t fly away when I approached. Occasionally it would look at me with mild interest, but mostly it was intent on hopping around the Carmel Creeper Wild Lilac that covers…