Two Warblers, a Wren and a Kinglet

That title sounds like the first line to a joke,  “two warblers, a wren and a kinglet all walk into a bar………”.  Just kidding.  I don’t have a punch line for it anyway. 🙂

The weather was somewhat damp and drizzly the last few days, so I again starting browsing through my old files.  I picked out the warbler and kinglet  photos first, then I decided I liked that Bewick’s Wren image, too, and decided to throw it in.

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Bewick’s Wren

Wilson’s Warbler

Nicer weather is in the forecast, and new winter birds should be arriving, so my next post is a couple of days might be more interesting again with some newer images.  Click on any image to see an enlargement.

Roadrunner and Wren

We are still in the summer doldrums when it comes to birding here.  Going to the SA State Park has slowed down to producing only a few birds for photography.  In a couple of weeks it will start changing and we will have the winter birds beginning to migrate.  I don’t know about other areas, but we have many, many more birds here in the winter than we do in the summer.

On one of our latest outing we saw only 17 different species, but luckily I managed to get a couple of pictures.  This Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii) was in a tree outside of the bird blind.  I took the picture from the window at a distance of only about ten feet.

Bewick’s Wren

Later on, down the little lane that leads to the blind, we spotted this Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus), in a tree along the path.  The light wasn’t too great, early morning sun filtering through the branches.

Great Roadrunner on tree limb.

Enjoy the photos and click on either one to see and enlargement.

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