Drive-by Birding

There we were, waiting patiently in the Civic at the light at Jefferson and Alameda de las Pulgas, when I noticed some movement in the Ceanothus plant by the bus stop. A small dark shape moving around. One of those large black bumblebees? Rather early in the day (and cold) for that type of behavior. Wait. That’s no bee. That’s a Wilson’s Warbler.

Wilson's Warbler

What I thought was a bee was actually the motion of his black cap as he hopped around. Nice way to start the day. As Woody Guthrie said, “Them’s got eyes let them see.”.

Photo by Michael Woodruff from Spokane, Washington, USA (Wilson’s Warbler) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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