This is Taking a look at You – 10,000 Birds

This is Taking a look at You – 10,000 Birds

Cautious readers of my latest posts, and absolutely there should be at the very least one or two, will word that I’ve had some fairly thrilling outings of late. Most of those had been as a consequence of my internet hosting some much better birders than I. Much less momentous, although simply as thrilling for me, had been my outings throughout a short journey to northern California.

So again in mid-July, in between internet hosting out-of-state birders, I made a decision to calm down and go see some previous associates — previous feathered associates, that’s. Additionally, I had discovered my first viable acorns for 2022 on a earlier outing, and hoped to seek out acorns from different species on this explicit oak-rich forest. (I didn’t discover any extra, however the first discovery has resulted in 8 oak seedlings — and counting.)

Whereas birding, considered one of course hopes to look at the birds with out attracting their consideration. That is, nevertheless, hardly ever doable, and on this explicit journey the birds appeared fairly fascinated with me.

First, it was an endemic Rusty-crowned Floor-Sparrowsimply hanging out…

Then it noticed my face…

That is an immature endemic Noticed Wren (no spots but), minding its personal enterprise.

And now it’s minding mine.

As some extent of reference, this grownup Noticed Wren has developed a full set of spots. Which explains the title.

An Acorn Woodpeckertrying elsewhere.

However, when it noticed me, it appeared to seek out me fairly curious. Maybe it was proper.

Momentarily, a Grey Silky-Flycatcher mounted its gaze on me as nicely.

However this different Silky-Flycatcher was too busy consuming mistletoe berries to concentrate to me, although it had flown a lot nearer than a lot of the birds proven above.

Most sources insist that every one elements of mistletoe vegetation are toxic, however the berries are particularly toxic. Michoacan’s birds appear to not have gotten the memo. Mistletoe berries (and flowers, within the case of 1 genus) are extraordinarily in style with the avian crowd down right here. our stunning Elegant Euphonias favor them above all fruits.

Yet one more Rusty-crowned Floor-Sparrow determined {that a} puddle was simply too good of a spot for bathing, regardless of my standing close by, frozen aside from clicking my digicam shutter. I like this species’ comical look, so I am going to indulge myself with a number of photographs.

Hey! What are you ? Cannot you see that I am bathing right here?!

Oh nicely…