After moving to the area, I was told Dark-Eyed Juncos are common here. I grew up seeing them every winter, but hadn’t seen one in decades. I was excited to see them again. Years passed and not one sighting! Finally found one the other day and I very happy about it. This guy hid for bit while we snapped pics. Later, he got comfortable with us and began feeding normally.
Winter Wren. This one has a sweet song. It’s a Lifer for us.
Blue-Headed Vireo. We kinda-sorta saw one before, but not well. This time we got a clear view and in full breeding plumage. That makes this one another Lifer.
Yellow-Rumped Warbler. The “Rump” is actually on top of the tail. Looking up from below it’s not always easy to see the “rump.” I like this pic because you can see both the yellow rump and the marks on his flanks. We see these in little flocks all winter long. With the arrival of Spring and breeding season, this fellow has much brighter markings than usual.
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